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Sanibel Flats (Doc Ford Series #1)
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Sanibel Flats (Doc Ford Series #1)

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by Randy Wayne White
 

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Its cool gulf breezes lured him from a life of danger. Its dark undercurrents threatened to destroy him.

After ten years of living life on the edge, it was hard for Doc Ford to get that addiction to danger out of his system. But spending each day watching the sun melt into Dinkins Bay and the moon rise over the mangrove trees, cooking dinner for his beautiful

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Its cool gulf breezes lured him from a life of danger. Its dark undercurrents threatened to destroy him.

After ten years of living life on the edge, it was hard for Doc Ford to get that addiction to danger out of his system. But spending each day watching the sun melt into Dinkins Bay and the moon rise over the mangrove trees, cooking dinner for his beautiful neighbor, and dispensing advice to the locals over a cold beer lulled him into letting his guard down.

Then Rafe Hollins appeared.

How could he refuse his old friend's request-even if it would put him back on the firing line? Even if it would change forever the life he'd built here on Sanibel Island?

Sanibel Flats featuring ex-CIA agent Doc Ford is the first in the series by bestselling author Randy Wayne White.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“A major new talent...hits the ground running...a virtually perfect piece of work. He's the best new writer we've encountered since Carl Hiassen. White's stylish narrative never falters. This is a book that's got everything and then some...” —Denver Post

“He describes southwestern Florida so well it's easy to smell the salt tang in the air and feel the cool gulf breeze.” —Mansfield News Journal

“Stylish written!” —Kirkus Reviews

“[The] first appearance of intelligent, likable Doc Ford will leave readers hoping to see him again.” —Publishers Weekly

“A promising debut from another Floridian who can turn a phrase.” —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312926021
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/15/1991
Series:
Doc Ford Series , #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
307
Sales rank:
83,481
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Randy Wayne White, author of the Doc Ford novels, is a columnist for Outside Magazine, the host of "On the Water," a PBS television series, and a veteran Sanibel Island fishing guide. He lives with his family in Ft. Myers, Florida.

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Sanibel Flats 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this introductory book, we have ordered all of the Doc Ford series and are nearly done reading them. Every book has a new twist but weaves in the storyline of characters beautifully.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
A well written mystery book which is well thought out and constructed. The main characters are believable and likable. The book is a bit short on action, but keeps the reader engaged through its creative plots twists. I picked up the book hoping it would focus a bit more on the island lifestyle but overall not a bad book. I gave it 3 stars for my rating but if mysteries are your thing then it’s probably right up your alley and will like it better than I did.
SlapShot62 More than 1 year ago
This tale absolutely had sections that kept me riveted, but not to the point where I couldn't stop reading. Then I hit some large "dead" areas and struggled to finish it. First outings aren't always perfect, but they need to be better to get a reader new to the series hooked. I've got another Doc Ford book laying around and will give it a try, but if it is more of the same pace, I'll likely give up part way through. This just didn't connect with me - that doesn't mean others won't find it engaging and interesting throughout. There ARE plenty of fully positive reviews listed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was excited to read that White is the successor to John D. McDonald and was not disappointed with the two Doc Ford books I've read so far. Will certainly read more.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy reading. Good characters and a bit of marine biology that's interesting. I will definitely read the next in the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was hard to put down. Lots of action, and an interesting cast of characters. You continue to learn more about the lead characters, Doc and Tomlinson, over the course book. As soon as you are done, you will be ready for the next book to see what Doc is up to next.
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Jageddy More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of White for years while he was a columnist for Outside magazine, and I was a young adventure seeker. He's smart, funny, and has a strong sense of rhythm and pacing. I'll be following the adventures of Doc Ford in the future... for sure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading several of the more recent Doc Ford installments and enjoying them tremendously, I finally came accross this, the first one. It seems that RWW hit his first one out of the park. Fully developed, complex characters and a great story to boot. I love this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished this first book in the series, WOW! It was spell-binding... You never knew were the story would lead you to next.... I can't wait to get started on the next book in the series... Doc Ford is a man's man, he lives life to the fullest and charges into the action... The details seem so real that it takes you along for the best ride ever! All I can say is. if you love adventure, read this book...Now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just discovered the Doc Ford series this spring. The books are fantastic--I highly recommend this series. You won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since reading all 21 of McDonald's Travis McGee series, I felt cavernous void in my reading choices. No more! Because I discovered Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford series and I'm hooked again. Thanks and keep the Doc Ford books coming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is another well written and informative book in the Doc Ford Series. I hope the author continues with more of Dinkin's Bay and Floridian characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My expectations were low when I chose this book in a grocery store on Sanibel Island. I had never heard of Randy Wayne White. The choice was mostly by default, because every other book on the rack was a romance novel. What a surprise! The characters are three-dimensional, the story moves at double speed, with surprising twists peppered throughout the book. The last occurs 24 words from the end of the story. I am ordering more Randy Wayne White books today.