Randy Wayne White, author of the Doc Ford novels (Sanibel Flats, The Heat Islands, The Man Who Invented Florida), is a columnist for Outside Magazine, the host of On the Water, a PBS television series, and a veteran Sanibel Island fishing guide. He lives with his family in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Praise for The Heat Islands: [A] taut, suspenseful tale...White makes the lure of the sea understandable to landlubbers and presents a panoramic view of southwest Florida.--Publishers Weekly Interesting love triangle (Doc, Dewey, and Dewey's best friend) and marine lab work, plus a decent mystery element, make White a comer in the hard-edged pantheon wherein Chandler, Lutz, et al. dwell.--Kirkus Reviews "The rightful heir to John D. MacDonald." --Tampa Tribune-Times "[White] continues to portray the world of mangrove swamp, gulf, hummock islands and tidal inlets with palpable description. The characters are deftly drawn and the villain is someone you'll love to hate." --Rocky Mountain News "Few writers have more skillfully mingled the familiar conventions of the mystery genre with the larger, more ambitious vision of serious literature than white does." --Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel