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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead. Mick is sure of this, because he just had to dispatch a pistol-packing intruder with the help of a stuffed marlin head. But who would want to hurt a former Florida state investigator? The answer is plenty of people — as Stranahan soon finds himself acquainted with a litter of nefarious players, including a hit man whose skin problems could fill a comprehensive (if bizarre) medical textbook, a lawyer of questionable repute who advertises on billboards, and a TV show host whose taste for sensationalism is exceeded only by his vanity. The whole thing gets downright harrowing for the ex-cop in one of Hiaasen's most breathtaking, madcap romps ever — where even a plastic surgeon with extremely shaky hands waits to wring Stranahan's neck.

Review:

"Taut, fast-paced action...crisp and hot." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Good, mean fun...a twisting, high-speed ride on a roller coaster without brakes." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"A hell of a story....if there is a patron saint for bestsellers, this one will inspire a hallelujah chorus." New York Daily News

Review:

"A high-speed tale of murder cover-ups and gonzo revenge...Hiaasen delivers every time." Seattle Times

Review:

"Every once in a while, fortunate readers can feel an almost electric shock from opening the pages of a new book....The dialogue, madcap pacing, and satiric plot twists will bring grins of recognition from Hiaasen fans. First-time readers may note that Stranahan bears some resemblance to Travis McGee." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Hiaasen spins manic tales in a tangle of wide, eccentric loops that involve a broad range of characters and lasso a variety of sanctimonious and greedy social predators....The reader's best recourse is not to try to outguess Hiaasen — one can't — but simply to lean back and let him deliver his absurdly comic vision." Miami Herald

Review:

"Carl Hiaasen is back: bizarre, brutal, and blackly comic as ever....His third thriller just may be the one that catapults him from cult status to national bestseller." Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Review:

"He outdoes himself....what makes the story work so well — we're talking pageburner here, a wasted weekend — is Hiaasen's talent for crafting flesh-and-blood characters who, love 'em or hate 'em, keep us wondering: What in the heck can possibly happen next?" Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"Stranahan has style....He is insouciance personified, as he glides through the phantasmagoria of sleaze that is author Hiaasen's South Florida." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"Great, if often grisly fun....Hiaasen's fiction sticks close enough to fact to make anybody think twice about getting the most routine nip and tuck." Wall Street Journal

Review:

"With a crisp newspaper style, Hiaasen once again takes readers through the streets of Miami and into the lifestyles of the weird and wacko....His writing is so concise, so fluid that readers may not realize how much homework he must have done on his subjects." Tampa Tribune & Times

Review:

"Truly outrageous...Reading Skin Tight is more fun than you should be allowed to have while sitting alone in a recliner. It is, in many ways, his best book yet." Flint Journal

Review:

"The characters, dialogue, timing, everything works. There are characters in Skin Tight I couldn't forget if I tried." Elmore Leonard

Review:

"Hiaasen has to be one of the most wildly imaginative writers around." Kansas City Star

Review:

"Hiaasen tops himself here, exploding sardonic marvels on nearly every page....For all the wackiness, Hiaasen never loses control of his rambunctious story of characters, keeping his satire sharply focused and the suspense at full throttle. Great entertainment." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Litterbugs, eco-terrorists, easy politicians, greedy folk, righteous folk, a kidnapped (but cheerfully oblivious) Labrador retriever, and thousands of squashed toads. That's only a partial accounting of the characters who inhabit this unbridled and outrageously funny novel that is Hiaasen at his riotous and muckraking best!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446695695
Publisher:
Warner Books
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
5 1/4 x 8

Related Subjects

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Skin Tight
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Product details 420 pages Warner Books - English 9780446695695 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Taut, fast-paced action...crisp and hot."
"Review" by , "Good, mean fun...a twisting, high-speed ride on a roller coaster without brakes."
"Review" by , "A hell of a story....if there is a patron saint for bestsellers, this one will inspire a hallelujah chorus."
"Review" by , "A high-speed tale of murder cover-ups and gonzo revenge...Hiaasen delivers every time."
"Review" by , "Every once in a while, fortunate readers can feel an almost electric shock from opening the pages of a new book....The dialogue, madcap pacing, and satiric plot twists will bring grins of recognition from Hiaasen fans. First-time readers may note that Stranahan bears some resemblance to Travis McGee."
"Review" by , "Hiaasen spins manic tales in a tangle of wide, eccentric loops that involve a broad range of characters and lasso a variety of sanctimonious and greedy social predators....The reader's best recourse is not to try to outguess Hiaasen — one can't — but simply to lean back and let him deliver his absurdly comic vision."
"Review" by , "Carl Hiaasen is back: bizarre, brutal, and blackly comic as ever....His third thriller just may be the one that catapults him from cult status to national bestseller."
"Review" by , "He outdoes himself....what makes the story work so well — we're talking pageburner here, a wasted weekend — is Hiaasen's talent for crafting flesh-and-blood characters who, love 'em or hate 'em, keep us wondering: What in the heck can possibly happen next?"
"Review" by , "Stranahan has style....He is insouciance personified, as he glides through the phantasmagoria of sleaze that is author Hiaasen's South Florida."
"Review" by , "Great, if often grisly fun....Hiaasen's fiction sticks close enough to fact to make anybody think twice about getting the most routine nip and tuck."
"Review" by , "With a crisp newspaper style, Hiaasen once again takes readers through the streets of Miami and into the lifestyles of the weird and wacko....His writing is so concise, so fluid that readers may not realize how much homework he must have done on his subjects."
"Review" by , "Truly outrageous...Reading Skin Tight is more fun than you should be allowed to have while sitting alone in a recliner. It is, in many ways, his best book yet."
"Review" by , "The characters, dialogue, timing, everything works. There are characters in Skin Tight I couldn't forget if I tried."
"Review" by , "Hiaasen has to be one of the most wildly imaginative writers around."
"Review" by , "Hiaasen tops himself here, exploding sardonic marvels on nearly every page....For all the wackiness, Hiaasen never loses control of his rambunctious story of characters, keeping his satire sharply focused and the suspense at full throttle. Great entertainment."
"Synopsis" by , Litterbugs, eco-terrorists, easy politicians, greedy folk, righteous folk, a kidnapped (but cheerfully oblivious) Labrador retriever, and thousands of squashed toads. That's only a partial accounting of the characters who inhabit this unbridled and outrageously funny novel that is Hiaasen at his riotous and muckraking best!
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