Randy Wayne White’s 26th Doc Ford Novel Announced (with Details)

After sitting out of 2019, Doc Ford, the hero of Randy Wayne White’s New York Times bestselling series, will return in 2020 in Salt River

Ford, who first starred in the 1990 thriller Sanibel Flats, was last seen in Caribbean Rim (2018), one of White’s better novels to date. In Salt River, the beloved marine biologist and ex-CIA agent will do his best to help an old friend who suddenly finds himself confronted by past sins that threaten his future. Check out the plot details and cover art below.


Salt River.jpgMarine biologist and former government agent Doc Ford returns for a thrilling Doc Ford 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.



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.

Fans looking to pre-order the 26th Doc Ford adventure can now do so here, or anyplace else books are available for purchase. 


Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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