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Razor Girl

by Carl Hiaasen

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Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2016
    352 pages
    Genre: Novels

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The new full-tilt, unstoppably hilarious and entertaining novel from the best-selling author of Skinny Dip and Bad Monkey.

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl - and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose on the page.

There's Trebeaux, the owner of Sedimental Journeys - a company that steals sand from one beach to restore erosion on another ... Dominick "Big Noogie" Aeola, a NYC mafia capo with a taste for tropic-wear ... Buck Nance, a Wisconsin accordionist who has rebranded himself as the star of a redneck reality show called Bayou Brethren ... a street psycho known as Blister who's more Buck Nance than Buck could ever be ... Brock Richardson, a Miami product-liability lawyer who's getting dangerously - and deformingly - hooked on the very E.D. product he's litigating against ... and Andrew Yancy - formerly Detective Yancy, busted down to the Key West roach patrol after accosting his then-lover's husband with a Dust Buster. Yancy believes that if he can singlehandedly solve a high-profile murder, he'll get his detective badge back.

That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy's future will be as surprising as anything else he encounters along the way - including the giant Gambian rats that are livening up his restaurant inspections.

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"Stared Review. [An] immensely wild ride ... only this author could dream up ... This is the ultimate beach read for anyone with a taste for Hiaasen's skewed view of a Florida slouching toward Armageddon." - Booklist

"Starred Review. Relax, enjoy, and marvel anew at the power of unbridled fictional invention." - Kirkus

"...readers will be hoping that Yancy and the other quirky denizens of Hiassen's Florida will soon be back for another screwball adventure." - Publishers Weekly

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Carl Hiaasen Author Biography

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Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of a number of novels, including Native Tongue, Strip Tease, Stormy Weather and Lucky You. He has also written a few non-fiction books, including Team Rodent and The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport.

His books have been translated into 29 languages, which he points out is 28 more than he can read or write!

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Carl Hiaasen: hi-a-sen

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