My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Randy Wayne White’s thriller series is excellent entertainment. Set in and around the Gulf Coast of Florida, these books star semi-retired government assassin turned marine biologist Doc Ford and an appealing cast of supporting characters.
Reading these books in order is best, beginning with Sanibel Flats. I’m still working my way through the series, and I just finished the eleventh installment, Tampa Burn. Although not the best book in the series, it features a bad guy who is fun to despise. Tampa Burn doesn’t include enough of the Gulf Coast culture that drew me to the series in the first place, although more of that flavor does show up toward the end.
If you’ve stuck with Doc Ford through eleven books, you won’t mind this one, although its ending has several unclear threads and astonishing coincidences.