Randy Wayne White Books

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Author Randy Wayne White started writing novels while he worked as a fishing guide, and produced almost twenty novels during this time. The federal government closed the bay that he worked to powerboat traffic, and so White decided to work at writing full time (he also wanted to adventure). Randy Wayne White was born in the year 1950.

Order of Doc Ford Series

1Sanibel Flats 1990Description / Buy
2The Heat Islands 1992Description / Buy
3The Man Who Invented Florida 1993Description / Buy
4Captiva 1996Description / Buy
5North of Havana 1997Description / Buy
6The Mangrove Coast 1998Description / Buy
7Ten Thousand Islands 2000Description / Buy
8Shark River 2001Description / Buy
9Twelve Mile Limit 2002Description / Buy
10Everglades 2003Description / Buy
11Tampa Burn 2004Description / Buy
12Dead of Night 2005Description / Buy
13Dark Light 2006Description / Buy
14Hunter's Moon 2007Description / Buy
15Black Widow 2008Description / Buy
16Dead Silence 2009Description / Buy
17Deep Shadow 2010Description / Buy
18Night Vision 2011Description / Buy
19Chasing Midnight 2012Description / Buy
20Night Moves 2012Description / Buy
21Bone Deep 2014Description / Buy
22Cuba Straits 2015Description / Buy
23Deep Blue 2016Description / Buy
24Mangrove Lightning 2017Description / Buy
25Caribbean Rim 2018Description / Buy
26Salt River 2020Description / Buy

Order of Dusky MacMorgan Series

1Key West Connection 1981Description / Buy
2The Deep Six 1981Description / Buy
3Cuban Death-Lift 1981Description / Buy
4The Deadlier Sex 1981Description / Buy
5Assassin's Shadow 1981Description / Buy
6Everglades Assault 1982Description / Buy
7Grand Cayman Slam 1982Description / Buy

Order of Hannah Smith Series

1Gone 2012Description / Buy
2Deceived 2013Description / Buy
3Haunted 2014Description / Buy
4Seduced 2016Description / Buy

Order of Hawker Series

1Florida Firefight 1984Description / Buy
2L.A. Wars 1984Description / Buy
3Chicago Assault 1984Description / Buy
4Deadly in New York 1984Description / Buy
5Houston Attack 1985Description / Buy
6Vegas Vengeance 1985Description / Buy
7Detroit Combat 1985Description / Buy
8Terror in D.C. 1986Description / Buy
9Atlanta Extreme 1986Description / Buy
10Denver Strike 1986Description / Buy
11Operation Norfolk 1986Description / Buy

Order of Sharks Incorporated Series

1Fins 2020Description / Buy
2Stingers 2021Description / Buy

Order of Randy Wayne White Non-Fiction Books

1Batfishing in the Rainforest 1991Description / Buy
2The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua 1999Description / Buy
3Last Flight Out 2002Description / Buy
4An American Traveler 2003Description / Buy
5A Fishing Guide's Guide to Tropical Cooking 2003Description / Buy
6Randy Wayne White's Gulf Coast Cookbook 2006Description / Buy
7Randy Wayne White's Ultimate Tarpon Book 2010Description / Buy
8Doc Ford Country 2013Description / Buy
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White travels a lot and has done a lot of things like dog sledding in Alaska, ferrying Cuban refugees to safety, and helping to restart Little League baseball in Cuba. He has even been shot at, been stabbed, and was a hotel that he was in blew up by a group of anarchists while he was in Peru. White has worked a lot of odd jobs in his life, after skipping college and leaving home at sixteen. He has been a telephone lineman, a farmhand, he worked in a brass and iron foundry.

When he first started writing the “Doc Ford” novels, he worked with a publisher that he felt did not properly pay him, promote him or his first three novels and so he left at the end of his contract. His next novel was published with better terms. White has been a resident of Southwest Florida and is active in civil affairs in the area (he is co-founder of the local Big Brothers in South Florida) and with the restaurant called Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & grill.

White writes the “Doc Ford” series and the “Hannah Smith” series, and has written some non fiction as well. He has also contributed to periodicals and wrote “Gift of the Game”, an award winning documentary, with Bill Haney. He has written novels under the names Randy Striker and Carl Ramm. His novels have found their way onto the New York Times Bestseller lists.


White has won a John D. MacDonald Award for Literary Excellence. He has also been awarded a Conch Republic Prize for Literature, and “Sanibel Flats” has been placed on a list compiled by Independent Mystery Booksellers Association that listed their hundred favorite mysteries of the twentieth century.


For those looking to get into Randy Wayne White’s work, this next section will help with that. It will look at the novels: “Deep Blue”, “The Heat Islands”, and “Gone”.

Deep Blue: This is the twenty-third novel “Doc Ford” series that came out in the year 2016. Doc Ford, former secret operative and marine biologist watches a video of someone wearing a hood kill three hostages. It is an American man who is working for ISIS, and in the coming days, Ford must make sure that the man does not kill anyone ever again. It proves to be tricky than he first realized and brings complications back to the island with him upon his return. The island that is full of lovers, friends, boaters, and guides where Doc calls home. Some has taken what Ford has done personally and will try to make him pay for it.

The Heat Islands: This is the first novel “Doc Ford” series that came out in the year1992. Former secret operative and marine biologist Doc Ford is out looking for sea anemones in Southwest Florida’s flat copper sea, but gets more than he bargains for when he finds the most hated man’s body on Sanibel Island, who is named Marvin Rios. The sweetest and simplest resident the island has is arrested for the crime, making Doc go into the dark parts of the island to save his friend from being framed for the crime. Not to mention saving the island from many nasty things like schemes to steal land, blood money, and violence.

Gone: This is the first novel “Hannah Smith” series that came out in the year 2012. Hannah Smith is a strong, Florida woman who is tall and formidable; she is the latest in her family that come from a long line of strong Florida women. She is known, by her friends, as a resourceful women with a sharp sense of justice, and a woman who will not be pushed around, so they come to her with their problems. She works by day as a fishing guide. Her methods are unorthodox at times, and some do not like the way she operates and react accordingly. She is asked to find a missing girl and does so.

When Does The Next Randy Wayne White book come out?

Randy Wayne White doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Untitled Doc Ford #27 and was released on September, 7th 2021. It is the newest book in the .


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