Okay, you Randy Wayne White fans. Here’s the second in the Hannah Smith series. Now you can look forward to two Randy White novels each year. And now he’s really tied Hannah in with Doc Ford. You are in for another treat.
The beauty of these novels is their locale. In the first Hannah Smith novel Ford had Hannah all over South West Florida. This time he has narrowed her territory closer to my neck of the woods. I have lived and worked in this part of paradise for 35 years. I love the place. And for those of you who are seasonal or occasional visitors, these novels are a perfect way for you to get your tropical fix.
Hannah Smith is a fishing guide who has gotten herself hooked up romantically with Marion Ford. Doc to those of you who are familiar with the wildly popular Doc Ford series. The first in the series is called GONE. It instantly hit the New York Times bestseller list last year. Randy Wayne White readers thoroughly embraced the new character of Hannah Smith with open arms.
Is there a mystery to solve here? You betcha! In this complex thriller Hannah once again jumps into a harrowing mess. This time while enmeshed in a new romance; with you know who. It sure does add to the story-line.
Since Randy White has been a fishing guide in these local waters, he is able to bring so much local color to the table. Mostly penned at tables in one of his restaurants on Sanibel Island or Fort Myers Beach ( Doc Ford’s Rum Bar), these novels are jam- packed with everything you need for a great local mystery. And he just keeps getting better and better.
I truly love this new character and can’t wait to find out what other chaos she will get herself involved with. These novels are so well-written, but are not literary tomes. They are a perfect respite from book club must-reads. Plus, they are so much fun. Thank you so much, Randy. We love ya around here.
My galley came from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Penguin Group. Thanks a bunch.