Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to another typical summer in Florida, the season of the storms. Serge storms.
That lovable, under-undermedicated dispenser of truth, justice, and trivia is back with a vengeance. And not a weirdness-laced moment too soon.
His cherished home state is about to take a beating, and from far more than the way-too-routine conga line of hurricanes bearing down on the peninsula. Bodies have begun turning up at a disturbing rate, even for Florida, and it looks like a brutal serial killer is on the loose, which highly offends Serge's moral sensibilities and he vows to stop at nothing in his juggernaut to make All Things Right...except if he gets bored or distracted by a cool souvenir or...or a...whatever.
But his path won't be obstacle free.
Agent Mahoney has picked up the scent. The obsessive criminal profiler just released from a mental hospital where he'd been sent for getting too deep inside Serge's head is convinced there is no second killer. Serge's personality is simply splitting from decades of burning with incandescent zest for everything under the sun. Then there's Coleman, whose triathlete approach to the sport of polyabuse binging just might derail the mission more than the entire police community put together.
The pace picks up. Winds howl, TV reporters fly around the beach, the Party Parrot parties on, and questions mount: Who's stalking Tampa Bay's most sensitive journalist? Did Tom Cruise go too easy on Matt Lauer? Do multiple orgasms improve storm tracking? Why is the feeding-tube guy so quiet? Will Molly ruin our antihero's dreams of playing the electric guitar better than Clapton?...All of which ultimately leads to the most pressing question on everyone's new-millennium lips:
What would Serge do?
"As Serge evades law enforcement and perennial nemesis Agent Mahoney, his latest road trip allows him to skewer everything from President Bush to fast food establishments, with particular emphasis given to the foibles of the media (newspapers) for which Dorsey once worked." Publishers Weekly
"Hurricane Punch features several laugh-out-loud moments thanks to Dorsey's absurd humor." South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Returning to his home in Florida only to find himself facing the state's worst hurricane season and a pair of serial killers vying for "most wanted" status, Serge A. Storms and his perpetually stoned companion, Coleman, tackle the most challenging case of their careers. By the author of The Big Bamboo. 50,000 first printing.
Serge A. Storms is back where he belongs.
But there's a serial killer loose again in the Sunshine State. And then a second one. . . . Naturally, professional jealousy arises, and they begin competing with each other. They're thoughtful enough to keep the public informed by sending dueling letters to the local newspaper.
A record hurricane season complicates police effortsandndash;andndash;but only delights overandndash;theandndash;top Floridaandndash;buff Serge, who becomes immersed the state's rich storm history.
About the Author
Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999 and is the author of eight previous novels: Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, Torpedo Juice, and The Big Bamboo. He lives in Tampa, Florida.