Synopses & Reviews
Miami has always set the weirdness bar, but Serge Storms is back in action and ready to pole vault over it.
First, theres the media frenzy over the “Hollow Man,” a gutless corpse found on the beach. And yet people think its perfectly normal to find dead sharks in the middle of downtown boulevards—or to spot black mushroom clouds behind the airport. Then there are the roving bands of carjackers who suddenly find themselves inconvenienced. Not to mention people lurking outside sex-addiction meetings.
Could this be the work of Serge, that eccentric trivialista and one-man vigilante? And why is he extensively photographing foreign consulates right before the critically important Summit of the Americas comes to town? Does it have something to do with Serges declaration to tell his ever-stoned sidekick, Coleman, that hes decided to become a spy? Of course hes not working for anyone yet, so Serge is content to just spy for himself until he shows up on radar and his talents are appreciated. His ace in the hole? Serges newly revamped Secret Master Plan! His spider senses tell him something big is about to go down in Miami, and it just might involve the recently reactivated CIA cell operating in the same historic building that plotted the overthrow of Fidel Castro.
The intelligence community isnt amused, and they want answers:
How did Serge and Coleman get so cozy with the president of a banana republic?
Who is the femme fatale with a heart of gold—and national pride?
Why is the congressman in favor of the latest oil spill?
When did everyone in the city forget how to drive?
And what about the Most Laid Man in Miami?
Meanwhile, a mysterious international man of intrigue is shipping military arms around the clock, in competition with clandestine flights of souvenirs, causing the office of Homeland Security to take measures against people who arent scared enough. The crossfire of chaos continues to escalate as Serge plays Extreme Dominos in Little Havana, hurtling everyone toward a fateful climax that seems destined for the hemispheric summit jamboree on the shores of Biscayne Bay.
So put on your favorite pink flamingo shirt, hit the dunes of South Beach, and find all the answers in . . . Pineapple Grenade!
"Bestseller Dorsey dishes up his Miami mayhem with a side order of mordant wit in his 15th Serge Storms novel (after 2011's When Elves Attack). This time, Serge dresses up in a homemade superhero costume (his stoner sidekick, Coleman, is the Human Torch) and designs unique ways to kill the miscreants who blight Florida, like vaporizing their internal organs with liquid nitrogen and a turkey baster. Serge's other campaign to get hired as a spy turns dangerous when it sets two competing but equally corrupt CIA bureaus on his tail, while gunrunning, oil spills, political spin, and a touch of romance complicate the dizzying plot still further. The varied locations Biscayne Bay's 'Stiltsville' houses, the Charles Deering estate, the airport from which Amelia Earhart's final flight took off are real but no less offbeat. Though the book's formula will be familiar to series fans, neither Dorsey's fast-paced prose nor his delight in skewering human foolishness has lost its mischievous sparkle. 8-city author tour. Agent: Nat Sobel, Sobel Weber." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Up a notch … Dorseys 15th pits Serge against what may be the only folks as dysfunctional as he is: members of the international intelligence community.” Kirkus Reviews
"Dorsey fans clamor for Serge. Dexter just can't compete with this guy. For non-stop spy-jinks and neo-crusted cackles, head down to Miami for Tim Dorsey's explosive Pineapple Grenade." Miami Herald
“A rollicking ride” All Good Things and More
“Pineapple Grenade displays Dorseys talents as a comedian, a Florida historian, a political and social commentator, and a well-seasoned writer.” Gainesville Times
“A blast… side-splitting satire.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A successful blend of high stakes thriller action a la Miami Vice with laid back beachcombing style.” Denver Examiner
“Pineapple Grenade is a topsy-turvy, slap-happy romp through Florida.” Sun-Sentinel
“A “guy” book, a real “mans man” kind of novel. But kind of fun for the ladies to enjoy as well - they kind of give women an insight into the weird, wonderful way a mans mind works when the boys are let loose with their toys.” Ventura County Star
“Bestseller Dorsey dishes up his Miami mayhem with a side order of mordant wit … neither Dorseys fast-paced prose nor his delight in skewering human foolishness has lost its mischievous sparkle.” Go386.com
“Hilarious” Oklahoma City Oklahoman
“The undisputed king of the comic crime novel.”
“I guarantee Dorsey will never win the Nobel Prize for Literature—hes far too funny.”
“If youve never read Dorsey, you need to start…You wont be disappointed.”
Gloriously unrepentant Florida serial killer Serge Storms is back—and hes finagled his way into becoming a secret agent in Miami—in another outrageous crime comedy from New York Times bestselling author, Tim Dorsey. In Pineapple Grenade, the incomparable Serge takes up spying for the president of a banana republic, and now Homeland Security wants to bring him down. Its always a wild ride when Dorseys at the wheel, and with Pineapple Grenade he delivers his most explosively hilarious road trip to date.
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.