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Andrew Yancy-late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff's office-has a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it's not called the roach patrol for nothing).

But first-this being Hiaasen country-Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including his just-ex lover, a hot-blooded fugitive from Kansas; the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; two avariciously optimistic real-estate speculators; the Bahamian voodoo witch known as the Dragon Queen, whose suitors are blinded unto death by her peculiar charms; Yancy's new true love, a kinky coroner; and the eponymous bad monkey-who just may be one of Carl Hiaasen's greatest characters.

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Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of nine previous novels. He also writes a twice-weekly metropolitan column for The Miami Herald.

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MarilynP, April 21, 2015 (view all comments by MarilynP)
Bad Monkey is Hiaasen in top form. The characters are hilarious -- I wish I could say improbable, but these types are all too common -- and the plot is a wild concoction that works, because the author is a master at creating characters whose behavior inevitably results in disaster. They're just doing what makes sense at the time, according to their own agendas. There are no super heroes or super villains in Hiaasen's books. Just sort-of good guys and a lot of lowlifes looking for opportunity. It's the mundane world on steroids, filled with greedy schemes and corrupt always with a message about
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