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ISBN13: 9780060556945
ISBN10: 0060556943
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Everyone out of the water!

Serge A. Storms is back! The one-man crime spree hits no speed bumps as he swings through Tampa, Disney World, and parts south before settling down in Miami Beach to team up with a former sidekick and launch his long-overdue offbeat travel service.

It's a labor of love as Serge forces customers to confront the underbelly of the Sunshine State's past and present. Some clients get it; others run for their lives. No matter. Bullets fly, cars crash, bodies pile up, fireballs reach into the sky, local lore is recited. The tour continues.

But wait! There's more!

Our overachieving antihero has a full to-do list, and he multitasks during the tourist juggernaut to battle the Palermo crime family, mystery assassins, local police, the FBI, the CIA, Fidel Castro, and telemarketers.

Whew! That's plenty!... No, it's not! Serge is also out to solve a forty-year-old mystery involving the infamous "Murph the Surf" gem heist. Could this be what got his grand-father killed? So we jump into the time machine to meet his eccentric granddad, Sergio, who is running a small-time bookie operation in 1964 Miami Beach, a golden time and place popu-lated by the Beatles, Cassius Clay, James Bond, Jackie Gleason, and Flipper....

Back to live action! Serge and his customers have become the hunted, hopscotching through a series of famous hotel rooms. But Serge tells them not to worry. He has a master plan, which is about to unfold in all of its insane glory... on Cadillac Beach!

Review:

"Studded with psychosocial observations and dopey gags, this latest episode of Florida's hottest helter-skelter, hallucinogenic freak show will delight legions of Dorsey fans." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[D]elicious....Dorsey's novels are slapstick comedies, grand adventures featuring vastly larger-than-life heroes and villains, wacky plots, and plenty of laughs." Booklist

Synopsis:

A diamond heist caper told Dorsey style — set in the Miami Beach 1964 and 2004 — with psycho killer Serge Storms unraveling the mystery surrounding his grandfather's death 40 years ago.

Synopsis:

And busting out of Chattahoochee State Hospital ... without his meds! The thrill-killing Floridaphile needs to get to the bottom of his bookie grandad's bizarre 1964 death — not to mention launch "Serge & Lenny's Florida Experience," the new Miami specialty tour venture he's cooked up with his best brain-dead druggie-buddy. It's all good. For Serge A. Storms, anyway. Not so much for anyone else.

About the Author

Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of seventeen other novels: Tiger Shrimp Tango, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, When Elves Attack, Pineapple Grenade, 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.

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sowen_46, January 29, 2008 (view all comments by sowen_46)
howlingly funny, riveting, Serge's misadventures keep you on the edge of your seat. Coleman is at his usual stoned best. Gives Hunter S. Thompson a run for his money.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060556945
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Dorsey, Tim
Author:
by Tim Dorsey
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Grandfathers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Serge Storms
Publication Date:
20041228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.94x4.26x1.09 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages HarperTorch - English 9780060556945 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Studded with psychosocial observations and dopey gags, this latest episode of Florida's hottest helter-skelter, hallucinogenic freak show will delight legions of Dorsey fans." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[D]elicious....Dorsey's novels are slapstick comedies, grand adventures featuring vastly larger-than-life heroes and villains, wacky plots, and plenty of laughs."
"Synopsis" by , A diamond heist caper told Dorsey style — set in the Miami Beach 1964 and 2004 — with psycho killer Serge Storms unraveling the mystery surrounding his grandfather's death 40 years ago.
"Synopsis" by , And busting out of Chattahoochee State Hospital ... without his meds! The thrill-killing Floridaphile needs to get to the bottom of his bookie grandad's bizarre 1964 death — not to mention launch "Serge & Lenny's Florida Experience," the new Miami specialty tour venture he's cooked up with his best brain-dead druggie-buddy. It's all good. For Serge A. Storms, anyway. Not so much for anyone else.
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