Deceived (Hardcover)

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is a big girl, tall and muscular, independent as all get out.  The women
in her family have a record of failed relationships and misguided choices that
make Hannah leery of commitment.  Doc Ford is similarly aware of the risks
inherent in opening up or letting down your guard.  Somehow this prickly
couple is attempting to forge a relationship.  Hannah works as a fishing
guide and part time PI; she inherited the business from her uncle.  As the
story opens a flying fish puts one of her charters in jeopardy tossing two
customers in the water.  Hannah’s mother is certain something happened to
one of her close friends, she sends Hannah to check on the woman starting a
series of events that go back twenty years to an unsolved murder.

— Deon Stonehouse


Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the New York Times-bestselling series from the author of the Doc Ford novels.
A twenty-year-old unsolved murder from Florida's pothauling days gets Hannah Smith's attention, but so does a more immediate problem. A private museum devoted solely to the state's earliest settlers and pioneers has been announced, and many of Hannah's friends and neighbors in Sulfur Wells are being pressured to make contributions.
The problem is, the whole thing is a scam, and when Hannah sets out to uncover whoever's behind it, she discovers that things are even worse than she thought. The museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, her entire village is in danger of being wiped out--and the forces behind it have no intention of letting anything, or anyone, stand in their way.

About the Author

RANDY WAYNE WHITE is the author of twenty Doc Ford novels, most recently "Night Moves"; the Hannah Smith novel "Gone"; and four collections of nonfiction. He lives on Sanibel Island, Florida, where he was a light-tackle fishing guide for many years.

Praise For…

Praise for DECEIVED
“Hannah brings a fresh perspective to White’s much-loved southwest Florida world.” ––Booklist (starred review)
“Hannah’s just getting started . . . With his keen eye for Florida and its unique cast of characters, even man’s man White should have no trouble investing her with a voice all her own.” ­––Tampa Tribune
“Wanted: Gorgeous island woman who is also a fishing guide and a part-time private eye. What’s not to love?... Looks to be a successful entry to the genre.” ––Florida Times-Union
“Hannah is more fully realized, self-sufficient and smart, and her deep knowledge of the island community is an integral part of the story. No wonder Doc digs her.”––Tampa Bay Times
“[An] entertaining crime thriller . . . White’s evocative descriptions of life on Florida’s Gulf Coast, both human and animal, win this series its rightful place in the ever-popular Florida crime fiction genre.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399162077
ISBN-10: 0399162070
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Hannah Smith Novels