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The Republicans' "golden boy" — and a loyal, unquestioning tool of the powerful special interests — handsome, unthreatening, Florida governor-by-default Marlon Conrad seems a virtual shoo-in for re-election. That is, until he undergoes a radical personality shift during a bloody military action in the Balkans. Now it's just three weeks before the election and Marlon is suddenly talking about "issues" and "reform" as he crosses the length and breadth of his home state with an amnesiac speechwriter and a chief of staff who turns catatonic in the presence of minorities. The governor's new-found conscience might well cost him the election, though. And it appears that pretty much everybody from Tallahassee to Miami Beach is trying to kill him...

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"Thoroughly cynical and over-the-top from the prologue to the 'note on the type,' it will produce laughs under many a beach umbrella." Publishers Weekly

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"Dorsey takes this opportunity to laugh heartily at his home state's electoral policies and recent political foul-ups." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The Republicans' "golden boy" — and a loyal, unquestioning tool of the powerful special interests — handsome, unthreatening, Florida governor-by-default Marlon Conrad seems a virtual shoo-in for re-election. That is, until he undergoes a radical personality shift during a bloody military action in the Balkans. Now it's just three weeks before the election and Marlon is suddenly talking about "issues" and "reform" as he crosses the length and breadth of his home state with an amnesiac speechwriter and a chief of staff who turns catatonic in the presence of minorities. The governor's new-found conscience might well cost him the election, though. And it appears that pretty much everybody from Tallahassee to Miami Beach is trying to kill him...

About the Author

Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of fifteen novels: The Riptide Ultra-Glide, Pineapple Grenade, When Elves Attack, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo, Torpedo Juice, Cadillac Beach, The Stingray Shuffle, Triggerfish Twist, Orange Crush, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, and Florida Roadkill. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061031540
Author:
Dorsey, Tim
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Tim Dorsey
Author:
Greene, Bob
Author:
Alborzian, Yogi Cameron
Location:
New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Governors
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
General Body, Mind and Spirit
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Serge Storms
Series Volume:
107-51
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.76x4.18x1.02 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages HarperTorch - English 9780061031540 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Thoroughly cynical and over-the-top from the prologue to the 'note on the type,' it will produce laughs under many a beach umbrella." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Dorsey takes this opportunity to laugh heartily at his home state's electoral policies and recent political foul-ups."
"Synopsis" by ,

The Republicans' "golden boy" — and a loyal, unquestioning tool of the powerful special interests — handsome, unthreatening, Florida governor-by-default Marlon Conrad seems a virtual shoo-in for re-election. That is, until he undergoes a radical personality shift during a bloody military action in the Balkans. Now it's just three weeks before the election and Marlon is suddenly talking about "issues" and "reform" as he crosses the length and breadth of his home state with an amnesiac speechwriter and a chief of staff who turns catatonic in the presence of minorities. The governor's new-found conscience might well cost him the election, though. And it appears that pretty much everybody from Tallahassee to Miami Beach is trying to kill him...

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