Randy Wayne White has a new book coming out titled GONE, the first in a new series with a female protagonist.
Published by Putnam, the new novel will be on sale Sept. 4.
After nearly 20 bestselling Doc Ford novels, Randy Wayne White has become one of the most popular thriller-writers in the nation. Now in GONE, White introduces readers to Hannah Smith, a "strong, formidable woman, the descendant of generations of resourceful Florida women (with a touch of the wild side)." Hannah is being touted as a perfect complement to Doc Ford with the book "set in the world fans have come to love so well."
Some background on GONE:
Hannah Smith (who fans might remember from his book Captiva) lives on the Gulf Coast just across the bay from Sanibel Island and works as a fishing guide. She also inherited a small investigation agency on the side, an endeavor she wasn't planning on doing anything with. However, her ability to act under pressure during a storm impresses her wealthy client who realizes she is just the right person to track down his missing niece - a woman who stands to inherit a vast $90 million sum. Hannah must follows a trail of clues that lead her from the enclaves of the rich living on Captiva Island to the mangrove swamps of the Ten Thousand Islands and deep into the recesses of Florida-places you don't find on tourist maps. While White has always created layered female supporting characters, Hannah is a perfect complement to Doc Ford. Set in the world fans have come to love so well, White once again captures the true spirit and essence of the land, its people, and its ecology-and introduces readers to an unforgettable new heroine.
White will be coming to Fort Myers and Naples for the following events:
In Fort Myers: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 13751 Tamiami Trail; and Monday, Sept. 24, noon-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. at Doc Ford's Fort Myers Rum Bar & Grille, 708 Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Myers Beach.
In Naples: Friday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m., Costco, 6275 Naples Boulevard.