The Man Who Invented Florida by Randy Wayne White

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A former intelligence agent now living in Florida, Marion ""Doc"" Martin, along with his hippie sidekick, Thomlinson, must clear his uncle of kidnapping and murder charges stemming from his discovery of the Fountain of Youth.
 

About Randy Wayne White

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Randy Wayne White was born in Ashland, Ohio in 1950. He is an outdoorsman, journalist, and novelist. He worked for the Fort Myers News-Press for four years before becoming a light-tackle fishing guide at Tarpon Bay Marina in Sanibel Island, Florida for thirteen years. His first articles on travel, natural history, archaeology, anthropology, and politics were published in Outside Magazine. He also writes a bimonthly column for Men's Health magazine. His first novel, Sanibel Flats, was published in 1991. He writes the Doc Ford series as well as non-fiction books including Batfishing in the Rainforest: Strange Tales of Travel and Fishing, An American Traveler: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Sport, and Last Flight Out: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Fishing. He also writes under the names of Randy Striker and Carl Ramm.
 
Published December 1, 1993 by St. Martin's Press. 294 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The ensuing shenanigans--beginning when Tuck's old Calusa Indian crony Joseph Egret escapes from his nursing home and rustles a championship jumper and concluding with a wild legal triple-cross--add up to the shaggiest mystery you've ever read.

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In the third Doc Ford adventure, White again seamlessly splices an offbeat west coast of Florida locale with even more offbeat inhabitants.

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