Randy Wayne White
Randy Wayne White's 14 previous Doc Ford novels shot onto the New York Times best-seller lists. In Black Widow, Ford's goddaughter pleads with him to help her out of a jam. An extortionist with a lurid videotape of her bachelorette party is threatening to ruin her imminent marriage. Despite getting paid, the blackmailer releases the tape anyway—and that's only the beginning of Doc's troubles.