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A crime caper which bounces from one ridiculous scenario to another in a highly addictive fashion. He is a joy to read, oodles of plot, wacky characters, the dangerous heat of Florida’s Everglades and a real laugh. You’ll love it. I must tell you a little bit about the publishing background. He is huge in the States but hasn’t totally caught on over here so he’s changed publisher and is now going to be marketed as comic literature coming from the same publisher as Bill Bryson and Ben Elton. What is interesting is that neither of those big authors were massive bestsellers until they too switched to the publisher Transworld. I love him.
Comparison: Charlie Higson, Ben Elton, Janet Evanovich.
Similar this month: None but try Matt Beaumont for humour and Alistair Beaton for the improbable.
Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesnt know which way the Gulf Stream runs. He might also be the only one who went into biology just to make a killing, and now hes found a waydoctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife, Joey, has figured out his scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner into the night-dark Atlantic. Unfortunately for Chaz, his wife doesnt die in the fall.Clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, Joey Perrone is plucked from the ocean by former cop and current loner Mick Stranahan. Instead of rushing to the police and reporting her husbands crime, Joey decides to stay dead and (with Micks help) screw with Chaz until he screws himself.As Joey haunts and taunts her homicidal husband, as Chazs cold-blooded cohorts in pollution grow uneasy about his ineptitude and increasingly erratic behavior, as Mick Stranahan discovers that six failed marriages and years of island solitude havent killed the reckless romantic in him, were taken on a hilarious, full-throttle, pure Hiaasen ride through the warped politics and mayhem of the human environment, and the human heart.
|Publication date:||24th October 2006|
|Publisher:||Books on Tape Books on Tape|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 30/06/2021
Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives. He is a prize-winning journalist with a regular column in the Miami Herald and many articles in varied magazines. He started writing crime fiction in the early 1980s and has recently branched out into children's books; he has also had several works of non-fiction published.Author photo © Fenia HiaasenMore About Carl Hiaasen