Tim Dorsey's Pineapple Grenade amounts to an Academy Award nomination for Serge Storms who is having his shining moment in Miami...home to Little Havana, third-world politicos, drugs, gun runners and physically enhanced women. No one likes center stage more than Serge and he has higher aspirations in 2012. Ingenious methods for vermin extinction are fine but Serge now wants to be a spy and the time and place are perfect ! The Summit of the Americas is upcoming and there is rumor of an assassination plot involving Costa Gordan President Guzman. Serge prevents one attempt on Guzman's life and he becomes an aide de camp to the President while running, gunning and bonking with the luscious Felicia, an embassy spy for Costa Gorda.
In the mix are bumbling U.S. spy agencies, gun dealers, big oil and high level political operatives not to mention petty crooks, street letharios and bad drivers. The plot and storyline of Pineapple Grenade are so frenetic and convoluted that making sense of the myriad of double and triple crosses is harder than Coleman passing a drug test. As usual, the bad guys are hard to identify but Serge has no problem. His motives are clear and he is having a whale of a time as a provocateur. Reading Pineapple Grenade is like watching children play... you might not understand what they're doing but it makes you feel good. Dorsey's latest is funny and fast and guaranteed to make you smile.