August 28: Tampa Burn, by Randy Wayne White. Doc Ford, hero of a 26-volume series of mystery novels, is a Sanibel-based marine biologist and former CIA operative. The abduction of his son pulls the onetime assassin back into business — and into the trap of an avenging politico with a twisted and violent plan of revenge. Much-lauded author White is a former Florida fishing guide, so the books are interwoven with fascinating facts about our state's waters and terrain. Several scenes in this book are set in St. Petersburg, where Doc Ford's Grill — cousin to the popular restaurant in Sanibel — has been chosen as one of the new restaurants to be built at The Pier.