09/05/2012 7:00 pm
RANDY WAYNE WHITE will he discuss and sign GONE, at the Tampa Tribune Auditorium, 202 S. Parker Street. Doors will open at 6:30. For details or to reserve your first editions, call 813-253-2638, write to us at email@example.com, or order online.
Gone features Hannah Smith, descendant of generations of resourceful Florida women with wit, spirit and backbone. A Sanibel fishing boat captain, Hannah didn't plan to do anything with the investigative agency she inherited, until circumstances conspire to send her off to find a missing heiress. The trail of clues leads her from the enclaves of Captiva's wealthiest to the mangrove swamps of the Ten Thousand Islands and deep into the recesses of the Florida underbelly never seen by tourists. Set in the world fans have come to love so well from the Doc Ford series, White once again captures the true spirit and essence of the land, its people, and its ecology, with an unforgettable new heroine.
“In his Doc Ford novels, Randy Wayne White plumbs the shallows of the Gulf waters and the depths of the human heart. But in his newest thriller, Gone, he gives us Hannah Smith, a gutsy new heroine to root for, and a plot that crackles with the electricity of a Florida thunderstorm. Gone won’t be long forgotten.” P. J. Parrish, author of the New York Times-bestselling Louis Kincaid thrillers
“A heroine who’s just as stubborn and capable and even more appealing than White’s Doc Ford.” Kirkus
Gone is a first-rate mystery from one of the true masters of the genre. Randy Wayne White brings all of his expert knowledge of the locale as well as his years of experience captaining a boat to bear in his writing, and it pays off with an explosive and exciting novel that will please both his legions of current fans and new ones alike.
Winner of the Conch Republic Award for literature and the John D. MacDonald Award for Literary Excellence, Randy Wayne White has written 19 Doc Ford novels, four nonfiction books, two cookbooks, and seven novels under the pseudonym Randy Striker. Before becoming a professional writer, he spent 13 years as the captain of a charter fishing boat in Florida’s Tarpon Bay. He lives on Sanibel Island, where he can regularly be found at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille.