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“A Doc Ford novel has more slick moves than a snake in the mangroves. In Captiva, Randy Wayne White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer could hope to find.”—Carl Hiaasen

Randy Wayne White is acclaimed as "wildly inventive" ( The San Diego Union-Tribune), "a wonderful writer" (Paul Theroux), "a fine storyteller" (Peter Matthiessen), and "the rightful heir to John D. MacDonald" ( The Tampa Tribune-Times). Now he delivers a wicked thriller that sends government agent-turned-marine biologist Doc Ford into dangerous new waters, as a Florida fishing dispute escalates into a deadly war that reaches across the ocean...

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Praise for Captiva

“The thriller Captiva is a lot like fishing...you are...caught!...One of the more dramatic finales in mystery fiction. White tellsone whale of a story.”— Miami Herald

“An enticing brew of hard-drinking, thick-skulled anglers, plodding detectives, and plotting marina bosses. White knows a thing or two about friendship, love, and honor. He also knows it’s possible for neighbors who share the same small island to appreciate and understand each other so little.”— Entertainment Weekly

“Edginess is what sets White’s work apart from the pack....A prickly,enigmatic hero...Ambience, compelling characters and straight forward suspense.”— San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author

Randy Wayne White is the author of the Doc Ford novels, 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.

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janice
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Good writing
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2021
I actually finished this book in a world of books that get rave reviews and are terrible. The bar is way too low nowadays. It''s not like the days when publishers evaluated books before taking them on, or I could go to a book store and read some of the middle of the book... See more
I actually finished this book in a world of books that get rave reviews and are terrible. The bar is way too low nowadays. It''s not like the days when publishers evaluated books before taking them on, or I could go to a book store and read some of the middle of the book at my choosing (not just the first chapter). (I know I still can do this with many books, but the bookstore isn''t close to me). This took me to Florida which is always a good thing. I loved the characters. One reviewer said it''s not as exciting as his other Doc Ford books, which makes me want to buy one of those. I''m looking for excitement and thrillers. I give it a four, as I actually kept reading it and found it interesting, but it''s not a five for me. I can''t put down fives. I can''t tell you how many books I''ve stopped and deleted, then went back and read the bad reviews and they were exactly how I felt. This wasn''t one of them.
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What an awesome read!
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2019
First book of this author for me. The characters were full, colorful and real. The female characters were all amazingly different from the norm and were as interesting as the men. I never became bored or felt anything like redundancy which, if you read a lot,... See more
First book of this author for me. The characters were full, colorful and real. The female characters were all amazingly different from the norm and were as interesting as the men.

I never became bored or felt anything like redundancy which, if you read a lot, you run across quite a bit.

I would love to meet this guy, I bet he’s a trip to speak with in person! Read it, you really will enjoy the book, a pretty deep opinion of a lot of things going on in the world and time very well spent.

CHEERS to Mr. White.
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Timothy F. Liveright
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A Deeper glimpse of the REAL if fictional side of Captiva
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2019
After having spent a week "touring" Captiva and Sanibel and learning of the Doc Ford series while dining at of all places Doc Fords bar and grill (equally as good as the book), dove in with the ebook and had a thoroughly pretty good time.. I liked the author''s rough and... See more
After having spent a week "touring" Captiva and Sanibel and learning of the Doc Ford series while dining at of all places Doc Fords bar and grill (equally as good as the book), dove in with the ebook and had a thoroughly pretty good time.. I liked the author''s rough and tumble view of life in those parts and the mystery was certainly up there with the likes of Grisham, et al. Captiva and Sanibel are mostly overly manicured isles that made it difficult to see beneath the polish. Doc Ford provided the tour that I wish I had taken minus the bloody grit spread quite liberally throughout the novel.
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Jeff Hollway
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Well written and very descriptive putting you there.
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2019
This was written when the Net Ban was being introduced in Florida. I was living in the area then and his descriptions of the tensions and run-ins between the commercial fishermen and sportfishing group was spot on. An exciting mystery with some unexpected turns. Also, as... See more
This was written when the Net Ban was being introduced in Florida. I was living in the area then and his descriptions of the tensions and run-ins between the commercial fishermen and sportfishing group was spot on. An exciting mystery with some unexpected turns. Also, as always, you learn much about the marinelife in the Gulf. Very enjoyable read.
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Georgianna M. Bergeron
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Captiva is . . . well . . . captivating!
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2013
It''s all there, what I expect from a Doc Ford story. I''m in South Florida with some neat people––and some frighteningly mean ones. Hard-working, fun-loving residents of the bay. And on an obscure island, good but clannish locals, suspicious of outsiders. And some ruthless... See more
It''s all there, what I expect from a Doc Ford story. I''m in South Florida with some neat people––and some frighteningly mean ones. Hard-working, fun-loving residents of the bay. And on an obscure island, good but clannish locals, suspicious of outsiders. And some ruthless people who don''t care who they hurt to get what they want. I see real people, some wealthy, some barely hanging on and understandably resentful of those who would walk all over them without a thought.

I get to watch Ford at work with his sea creatures and feel bad right along with him when some of the come to harm. Oh, and I get to ride in his boat. I get the feel of the bay, the mangroves, the trees and flowers, the creatures, the sea spray.

White treats the net ban rule well, showing various aspects. Yes we need the ocean protected or it will be fished out. But what about those whose jobs and way of life are destroyed? Allowing netting by locals only sounds good, but how is such a rule enforced? No easy answers, just as in real life.

Doc is clever in how he gets one crook to fess up––would make a great scene in a movie.

This story has harrowing aspects in the horrible things that happen to those Doc cares for the most. Oh, but revenge is sweet when he cleverly consigns one murderer to a fate worse than death.

Hard to put this book down, even on a second read.
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Bill Demmer
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A somewhat interesting story, but not as fast paced as many other of his books
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2020
Being a resident of SW FL I always like to read White''s books. This one didn''t excite me like some of his others. The plot centers around a new law that was to soon go into effect that some "Net Fisherman" were against and created deadly efforts to thwart.
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Mark C
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Doc Ford Strikes Again!
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2017
The paperback was delivered quickly and in excellent condition. I have been reading this series via Kindle books, quite a few ebooks from the library. This one may not have been converted to ebook as I had a hard time finding it, so I went to the used paperback... See more
The paperback was delivered quickly and in excellent condition. I have been reading this series via Kindle books, quite a few ebooks from the library. This one may not have been converted to ebook as I had a hard time finding it, so I went to the used paperback option.

As for the story, all Doc Ford novels are a fun read and nearly every book introduces new characters. This one is no exception!
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Another Winner from Randy Wayne White
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2019
I always enjoy the Doc. Ford novels and thought this one was excellent. Not a lot of action at the beginning, but quite a bit near the end. Good descriptions of the areas visited. Having vacationed on North Captiva Island several times these descriptions bring back fond... See more
I always enjoy the Doc. Ford novels and thought this one was excellent. Not a lot of action at the beginning, but quite a bit near the end. Good descriptions of the areas visited. Having vacationed on North Captiva Island several times these descriptions bring back fond memories of the area.
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Solid book
Reviewed in Canada on May 17, 2020
Good book, fast shipping!
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Row bear
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Highly improbable storyline
Reviewed in Canada on August 31, 2019
Book was clearly written for US anti-Castro mindset. Too much improbability, too much political self righteousness for my liking.
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