From Randy Wayne White, the New York Times bestselling author of the Doc Ford series for adults, comes 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 needs some assistance protecting the sharks and enlists the help of three kids—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. It’s going to take some convincing for them to work as a team and to recognize in themselves the courage, wisdom and tenacity that Doc sees in them.
Together they form Sharks, Inc. and are given an important assignment: to set out each day on their small fishing boat in hopes of tagging sharks for Doc’s research—and to stay away—far away—from any possible poachers in the area.
The trio certainly 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 Traveler, Men’s Journal, and Outside
"[Fins] examines how a difficult past can give strength and shape an intentional present. This well-paced, exciting series opener will keep readers on their toes." —Kirkus Reviews
"Give to readers looking for science-based mysteries." —Booklist