Honey Santanaimpassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed "queen of lost causes"has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. Shes taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugeniethe fifteen-minute-famous girlfriend of a tabloid murdererinto the wilderness of Floridas Ten Thousand Islands for a gentle lesson in civility. What she doesnt know is that shes being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer, Piejack (whose mismatched fingers are proof that sexual harassment in the workplace is a bad idea). And he doesnt know hes being followed by Honeys still-smitten former drug-running ex-husband, Perry, and their wise-and-protective-way-beyond-his-years twelve-year-old-son, Fry. And when they all pull up on Dismal Key, they dont know theyre intruding on Sammy Tigertail, a half whitehalf Seminole failed alligator wrestler, trying like hell to be a hermit despite the Florida State coed whos dying to be his hostage ...
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"Starred Review. Old fans and newcomers alike should delight in Hiaasens eleventh novel, another hilarious Florida romp [with an] engaging and diverse screwball cast . . . Hiaasens humorous touches and his all-too-human characters carry the book to its satisfying close." Publishers Weekly.
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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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