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Publication Order of Doc Ford Books

Publication Order of Dusky MacMorgan Books

as Randy Striker
Key West Connection (As: Randy Striker) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deep Six (As: Randy Striker) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cuban Death-Lift (As: Randy Striker) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deadlier Sex (As: Randy Striker) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assassin's Shadow (As: Randy Striker) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everglades Assault (As: Randy Striker) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grand Cayman Slam (As: Randy Striker) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hannah Smith Books

Publication Order of Hawker Books

as Carl Ramm
Florida Firefight (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
L.A. Wars (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicago Assault (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly in New York (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Houston Attack (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vegas Vengeance (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detroit Combat (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror in D.C. (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Denver Strike (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlanta Extreme (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Norfolk (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sharks Incorporated Books

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Batfishing in the Rainforest (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Flight Out (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
An American Traveler (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fishing Guide's Guide to Tropical Cooking (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Randy Wayne White's Gulf Coast Cookbook (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Randy Wayne White's Ultimate Tarpon Book (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doc Ford Country (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Randy Wayne White (born 1950) is an American author of crime fiction and non-fiction adventure tales. He’s written best-selling books and has received honors for his fiction along with a television documentary. He’s most widely known for his number of crime books featuring upon the market the NSA agent Doc Ford, a marine biologist living on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida. White has created material on a number of subjects to several magazines and has lectured across the United States. A homeowner of Bonita Springs since 1972, Randy White currently lives in Pine Island, Florida. He is active with many social and community services with Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill located at Sanibel Island.

Randy Wayne White is one of the New York times top selling novelist whose novels like, Sanibel flats, was awarded by the American Independent Mystery Booksellers Association among the Hundred Favorite Mysteries of the twentieth century.

Randy’s books featuring marine biologist Doc Ford and cool friend, Tomlinson, have loved an increasing popularity since the first book made an appearance in 1990. Prior to being an author Randy White was a fishing guide at Tarpon bay Marina; he worked as fishing guide for over 13 years, did work on more than 3000 charters and takes inspiration for his stories and characters for the life challenging and adventurous experience from his fishing experience. Especially the character of Doc Ford is devised and inspired from his fishing guide experience.

In the Spring of 2009, Randy’s 16th novel, DEAD SILENCE, was released by G.P. Putnam’s Sons which got the amazing reviews like “certainly one of the most popular authors in America” . His previous books, BLACK WIDOW, DARK LIGHT, CAPTIVA, HUNTER’S MOON, NORTH OF HAVANA, EVERGLADES, THE MANGROVE COAST, TWELVE MILE LIMIT, TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS, SHARK RIVER, yet others have gathered devoted fans worldwide. Denver posts comments about Randy “He’s a major new talent who has produced a virtually perfect piece of work.” The Tampa Tribune gave Randy, “the rightful heir to John D. MacDonald” Title.

An accumulation of essays on Batfishing in the Rainforest got excellent reviews. Paul Theroux (The Mosquito Coast’s author) commented: “Batfishing in the Rainforest contains equal parts of comedy and courage. Randy White is not simply a wonderful writer; he is a fishing guide of genius.”


Randy would be a monthly writer for the Outside Magazine, and traveled the world, covering natural history, travel and politics , the archaeology stories, anthropology stories. He covered the America’s Cup held in Australia, and it has discussed South America, Africa, the Caribbean , Sumatra, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Central America and Vietnam.

Along with distinguished authors like John Cheever, Thomas McGuane, Peter Matthiessen and Jim Harrison, Randy White has also been awarded with the Conch Republic Prize for his notable work in Literature. He has also been awarded the John D. MacDonald Award for Literacy Excellence. He has written and narrated the gift of the game, one of h his national PBS documentary has been awarded the best film award in 2002 in Woods film festival. The documentary discusses and portrays the real life experience Randy White’s life, revolving around taking the baseball gear for children in Cuba. How the journey is completed and the challenges faced in the journey.

Randy White lives alone along with his Golden Retriever in a classic house at the Indian mound, which spreads an acre alongside the bay, traveling and mingling a great deal in his 21-Maverick boat. He likes to windsurf.

He became one of the most widely known Florida authors. He is friendly and popular among the Bonita Springs neighbors and Randy White is also an active participant in many community services.

He is still active at Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach for the work in Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill. It is assumed that Mr. Randy Wayne was keen on the late John D. MacDonald and the imaginary hero, Travis McGee.

When MacDonald died in 1986, maybe Mr. Randy White grieved the loss like a number of other fans. Though unlike the rest of fans, he choose to do something about this.

He “invented” the Doc Ford and started writing out him and the adventures of his life. The first of Doc Ford series novel was finished and published in the year 1990.

Doc Ford is the leading character of the Doc ford series and he is a marine biologist having a murky background. He was an ex CIA operator and a Navy SEAL member. At Dinkins Pass Marina he attempts to live a basic & quiet life in stilt house cum laboratory. Tomlinson, the aging hippie friend of Doc ford, lives in moored sailboat near the Doc’s stilt house. Due to the urgent and crucial circumstances, Doc ford often forced to intervene in harrowing adventures. Doc Ford’s earlier CIA and Navy SEAL skills server him well in such scenarios. His earlier ties and contacts at the CIA and Navy SEAL are crucial and serve him well during such circumstances. Tomlinson is usually stoned, however in his lucid state he helps Doc Ford with these adventures.

People might feel that Randy White came out of nowhere in the writing world with his Doc ford series. However that’s not exactly true, as prior to writing Doc ford, Randy White was writing under the pseudo name Randy Striker and Carl Ramm. He wrote many titles as Randy striker and Carl Ramm while he was working as a full time fishing guide. Randy White has also written many non fiction titles related to fishing and travel niche.

Randy has additionally produced a brand new character, Hannah Cruz, a powerful lady with deep Florida roots who functions as a fishing guide helping people solve problems. He’s written one book about Hannah, and the fans are wishing a lot more are coming. Of Florida authors, he is one of the most versatile. He has assisted the reintroduction of the little league baseball in the Castro’s Cuba, and dog sledded in Alaska and also assisted in carrying Cuban refugees to safe places in his boar during the boatlift at Mariel.

Randy Wayne White is really a true adventurer, combination of Ernest Hemingway & Jack London. He has travelled around the world and done lot of exciting and adventurous things in his life.

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5 Responses to “Randy Wayne White”

  1. Jeff: 11 months ago

    I have read most of the Doc Ford series. Still need to get the first 6 in hardback. I look at used bookstores to find all of them. When I get those 6 books plus Dead of Night I will have the complete series of Doc Ford and Hannah Smith. Just wondering if he is going to release any more. Would like to see more of both series. Great writer that keeps the reader interested and guessing.Love his writing style.

  2. dave: 1 year ago

    Are the Dusky MacMorgan books going to be available through Audible? Loved listening to the other book series.

  3. Bob Lang: 1 year ago

    I’ve read most all of the Doc Ford books and love them being raised in the North Fort Myers area and fished around Sanibel and Pine Island back in the 1960’s it makes them seem real.

  4. Patti Jackson: 3 years ago

    I have read ALL of Randys books / Great reading especially since we have been a part of Captiva for 43 years ! I also have a Cookbook – Any updates on next book : hungry for more Island mystery 🙂

  5. Mike: 3 years ago

    I’m read most of Randy White’s books, all of the Doc Ford’s series. Great story spiner. I vacation from time to time in the Sanibel Island area; so it makes the area more interesting from an adventure point of view. Look forward to the next novel.


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