Marine biologist and former government agent Doc Ford returns for a thrilling adventure in Florida in this timely new novel from New York Times-bestselling author Randy Wayne White.
Marion "Doc" Ford is sure he's beyond the point of being surprised by his old friend Tomlinson's madcap adventures. But he's stunned anew when avowed bachelor Tomlinson reveals that as a younger man he'd fathered multiple children via sperm bank donations. Thanks to ancestry and DNA websites, Tomlinson's now-grown offspring have tracked him down, seeking answers about their roots. But one of them might have something far more nefarious than a family reunion in mind...and when strange things start happening in Tomlinson's presence, it will be up to Doc to prevent his friend's past sins from turning into deadly present-day dangers.
About the Author
Randy Wayne White is the author of the Doc Ford series; the Hannah Smith novels; and four collections of nonfiction. He lives on Sanibel Island, Florida, where he was a light-tackle fishing guide for many years, and spends much of his free time windsurfing, playing baseball, and hanging out at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
White doesn’t miss a beat in his newest Doc Ford book. Salt River is powerful and thrilling. Buried treasure, the DNA craze and romance all seamlessly woven into the story. Favorite hippie bachelor Tomlinson discovers that his distant past donations to fertility clinics had far greater consequences than the pay to play fun he enjoyed at the time. Now he’s shocked to discover he has a family of grown children. The beautiful Delia has come to Dinkins Bay to hopefully meet her father. Other family members are curious but one is evil and out to harm him. Meanwhile Marine biologist Doc Ford has buried his own Spanish treasure and has his hands full with a greedy IRS investigator and a corrupt Bahamian customs agent. Non-stop action from Dinkins Bay to Florida’s east coast, from the Bahamas to St Pete/ Tampa where Tomlinson’s family reunion is planned and finally circles back to Doc’s house for a thriller ending and a romance surprise! Loved this book!