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THE MISSING CHAPTER



While on the March 2014 signing tour for BONE DEEP, a number of people asked questions about the Doc Ford novel, DEEP SHADOW (“A terrifying book,” one reader said.  And I agree.)  As I told several of these nice people, one of my favorite chapters from DEEP SHADOW had been omitted -- intentionally.  My editor, Neil Nyren and I decided the chapter reveled too much about the mysterious reptile that inhabited the lake, so I removed it.  But, as I told these nice people, it remains one of my favorite chapter segments.  So I promised several I would post the missing chapter here.  If you have read DEEP SHADOW, I think you will enjoy it.  If you have not read DEEP SHADOW, I suggest you postpone.  Whatever your decision, click the following to read the missing chapter segment:  DEEP SHADOW MISSING CHAPTER

 

DOC FORD #21, BONE DEEP


“White weaves in and out of two mysteries, telling the story with the same tight, vivid prose his fans have come to expect. Another strong addition to one of crime fiction’s most consistent series.”  Associated Press on Night Moves


BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW

Bone Deep

White, Randy Wayne (Author)

Mar 2014. 384 p. Putnam, hardcover, $26.95. (9780399158131).


             There’s not a lot Doc Ford hasn’t done in the Florida wild, and there aren’t many predators he hasn’t squared off against, but up until now, he’s never done any bone hunting, and he’s never tangled with an angry elephant. That changes in this twenty-first installment in the series, which has lately become a staple on the New York Times best-seller list. It starts, as so many of Ford’s adventures do, with his hippie guru pal Tomlinson, who hooks Doc up with a Crow Indian from Montana called Dunk, who is in Florida searching for an ancient
Native American artifact believed to be in the state’s legendary Bone Valley, where, millennia ago, mastodons and other pre-Columbian creatures roamed. Bone hunting is largely confined to a group of flourishing but distinctly unfriendly black marketers, making Doc’s attempt to help Dunk more than a little perilous. Complicating matters further is the location of the deep pond where the fossils are thought to be: on land owned by a phosphate miner who isn’t likely to share. White keeps the action churning forward as Doc encounters both human and animal foes (don’t forget that elephant), but the real interest here is the archaeological backdrop. Masterfully seeding the plot with information on Florida’s ancient natural history—and its contemporary environmental challenges—White delivers a novel that perfectly blends story and landscape. We often say that fine nonfiction has the narrative drive of a good thriller, but we rarely have occasion to say that a fine thriller has all the mind-boggling fascination of compelling nonfiction. White gives us that opportunity here.

HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Doc Ford has become a literary institution, with his own restaurant on Sanibel Island and now with a CBS television series in production. All that and a cracking good story will lift Ford’s latest to its familiar perch on best-seller lists.

 

 

INTERESTED IN THE TRUE STORIES BY RANDY

THAT SHAPED DOC FORD AND TOMLINSON?


Randy presents a collection of his most prized non-fiction essays on his life as a world traveller, South West Florida fishing guide, and novelist. He takes us with him as he is stabbed in Peru, held at gunpoint by Mexican Federales, shepherding Cuban refugees from Mariel Harbor, and into his home with his "Gator". Randy Wayne White is the author of Twenty Doc Ford novels -- most recently Night Vision, Chasing Midnight, and Night Moves -- and four nonfiction collections -- Batfishing in the Rainforest, The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua, Last Flight Out, and An American Traveler. PLEASE NOTE:  Many (but not all) of the stories in Doc Ford Country can be found in Batfishing in the Rainforest, with six new Doc Ford themed additions.

410 PAGES

Ebook available at B&N and Amazon



CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FROM BARNES & NOBLE

 

LIMITED EDITION DOC FORD T-SHIRTS BY RWW
As fans of this page know, Randy occasionally designs T-shirts for himself and friends, and orders a few dozen extra for sale.  They don’t last long, and once they are gone we rarely
re-order.  Below, a blue poly rash guard T for surfing and snorkeling, and a tank top for working out.  Also, by demand, the coveted Tomlinson “Werewolf Morning” shirt.  Sizes: XXL, XL, L, M (no smalls.)  Please add $10 for priority shipping for one to three shirts (sorry, Sanibel Pak-N-Ship has raised prices.)  Via Paypal (use this Paypal Link) send payment and include your name and address to sanibelflats@yahoo.com   (Oh . . . on the tank top, the graphic is on the FRONT not the back as shown.)

SOFT, STRETCHY POLYESTER RASH GUARD T-SHIRT
SURFING TEAM: $30                                                                  https://www.paypal.com/homeshapeimage_2_link_0

WEREWOLF T: $25

how to order shirts VIA PAYPAL:

  1. 1.CLICK ON THIS LINK: PAYPAL

  2. 2.CLICK ON: SEND PAYMENT.

  3. 3.ENTER our address: SANIBELFLATS@YAHOO.COM

  4. 4.ENTER TOTAL PRICE OF ITEM PLUS SHIPPING.

  5. 5.IN SPACE PROVIDED INCLUDE SIZE, YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.

Your items will go out the same or next day from Sanibel PakNShip.

         By check: to Doc Ford LLC, PO # 598, Sanibel, Fl. 33957.  Send me an email AFTER you have posted the check to sanibelflats@yahoo.com  Make sure to include size and mailing address.

CLASSIC TANK TOP

SWIM TEAM: $18   

DOC FORD TACTICAL LIGHT by Fenix

             $70.

(Plus $10 Priority shipping and handling)


     Randy takes flashlights seriously, and he says this is the brightest two-cell-double-A flashlight he has ever used or tested . . . and it is also tactical tough.  Not coincidentally,  RWW met the Fenix light people at an outdoor show, and the result is he selected a state-of-the-art flashlight for all outside activities, on water or land.

    Order through Paypal by sending payment to sanibelflats@yahoo.com

    Supply is very limited, so a maximum of two lights, and only one mailing address per order.  This offer may end at anytime.