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Fins by Randy Wayne White

From Randy Wayne White, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Doc Ford series for adults, comes the first in the Sharks Incorporated series, Fins, a high-stakes, masterfully plotted story of courage, friendship…and sharks!

The world’s shark population is in trouble for a sad, simple reason: shark fin soup. And although it’s illegal, poachers have been targeting Florida’s biannual migration of blacktip sharks.

Marine biologist Doc Ford enlists three kids to help him protect the sharks—Luke, Maribel and Sabina. Luke is brand-new to Florida from the Midwest; sisters Maribel and Sabina have only recently arrived from Cuba—and all three feel like fish out of water. Together they form Sharks, Inc. and are given an important assignment: to set out each day in hopes of tagging sharks for Doc’s research—and to stay away—far away—from any possible poachers in the area.  

The trio isn’t looking for trouble, but when they come face to face with danger, survival requires them to rely on each of their own unique gifts, and especially on one another.



“Filled with scoundrels, humor, sharks, intrepid kids, and a surprise ending all wrapped around an environmental theme. Prepare yourself for a fast boatload of fun!” —Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

“Nobody navigates the natural beauty and dangerous twists of Florida’s mangrove backwaters better than Randy Wayne White. Part detective novel, part field guide, and 100 percent authentic Florida—this fun and suspenseful tale shows Randy Wayne White is an undisputed master of his craft, and this place.” —John Rasmus, former editor-in-chief at Nat Geo TravelerMen’s Journal, and Outside

"This well-paced, exciting series opener will keep readers on their toes." —Kirkus Reviews

"White does a good job writing diverse, relatable characters. . . . Give to readers looking for science-based mysteries." —Booklist



Date Time Location City, State
March 30, 2020 4:00 PM Launch Event at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel, FL
March 31, 2020 4:00 PM Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Delray Beach, FL
April 1, 2020 6:00 PM Vero Beach Book Center Vero Beach, FL
April 2, 2020 5:30 PM Bookstore 1 Sarasota Sarasota, FL

Photo by Brian Tietz

Randy Wayne White is the New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author of the Doc Ford series. In 2011, Randy was named a Florida Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Society. A fishing and nature enthusiast, he has written extensively for Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, and Men's Health. He lives on Sanibel Island, Florida, where he was a light-tackle fishing guide for many years, and spends much of his free time windsurfing, playing baseball, and hanging out at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille. Fins is Randy Wayne White’s first middle-grade novel.