Hiaasen's signature mix of hilariously over-the-top villains, lovable innocents and righteous indignation at what mankind has done to his beloved Florida wilderness is all present in riotous abundance in his latest. -- PW
Featuring: Chaz Perrone; Joey Perrone; Mick Stranahan
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Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the
world who doesnâ€™t 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 heâ€™s found a wayâ€“doctoring 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
doesnâ€™t 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 husbandâ€™s crime, Joey decides to stay dead and (with
Mickâ€™s help) screw with Chaz until he screws himself.
As Joey haunts and taunts her homicidal husband, as Chazâ€™s
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 havenâ€™t killed the reckless romantic in him,
weâ€™re taken on a hilarious, full-throttle, pure Hiaasen ride
through the warped politics and mayhem of the human
environment, and the human heart.
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