A New York Times bestseller and laugh out loud thriller from Carl Hiaasen about a missing cousin, a half-crazy governor, giant gators and justice -- swamp justice, that is. Typical Malley - to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard - he knows his cousin's in trouble before she does. Wild Skink - he's a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets and giant gators. Carl Hiaasen first introduced readers to Skink more than 25 years ago in DOUBLE WHAMMY, and he quickly became Hiaasen's most iconic and beloved character, appearing in six novels to date. Both teens and adults will be thrilled to catch sight of the elusive 'governor' as he pursues his own unique brand of swamp justice. With Skink at the wheel, the search for a missing girl is both nail-bitingly tense and laugh-out-loud funny.
A spectacularly weird and wonderful read Pop Sugar 20140915
Carl Hiaasen, Reporter und Starkolumnist des Miami Harald, ist dem Establishment von Florida verhasst, greift er doch mit spitzer Feder genau jene Themen auf, die die skrupellosen Geschäftemacher im Sunshine State nicht an die große Glocke hängen wollen: Profitgier, Touristennepp und Umweltzerstörung. Seine Romane zeichnen sich durch spannende Plots, fräsenden Humor und pointierte Dialoge aus. Hiaasen gilt als bissiger Kritiker des amerikanischen Lifestyle.