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When the president of the Miami Chamber of Commerce is found dead inside a suitcase with his legs sawn off and a rubber alligator stuffed down his throat, news and police locals prefer to believe it's simply another typical South Florida crime. But when letters from a terrorist group, Las Noches de Diciembre, link the man's death to the disappearances of a visiting Shriner and a Canadian tourist, former newsman (now private eye) Brian Keyes intuits that someone is out to kill Florida's tourist trade. His investigation leads him to an old journalism crony obsessed with fury against the state's irresponsible development policies. Miami Herald columnist Hiaasen writes with a seriousness of intent and knack for characterization which, unfortunately, outstrip his comic talents. This is an auspicious solo debut for the serious Hiaasen (he has written three thrillers with William Montalbano), but a lukewarm one for him as a potential comic-absurdist. (March 24p
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If you liked Jackson McCRae's "Katzenjammer" with its wacky characters and mind-bending plot. Second only to "Basket Case," this quirky Hiassen novel is over the top and wild. Read morePublished on Oct. 12 2006 by Peggy Sue got Married
Private Eye Brian Keyes has multiple murders of important men to solve and comes to believe someone is out to stop the tourist trade in Florida. Read morePublished on April 19 2005 by Janet
Hiassen rarely disappoints. Like many of his other novels, this book is a satire of the current problem of invasion in South Florida. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2004
This is the Carl Hiaasen we know. He turns his black comedy and satire as it relates to the ever current problem of the influx of people to South Florida. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by M. A. Ramos
I won't reveal much of the plot here, as there are some twists and turns, some more predictable than others. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2004 by Derrick Peterman
In this novel, a group of radicals called the Nights of December are picking off the tourists of Florida. Their plan: return it to its natural state.... Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by Amy A Adams
Carl Hiaasen is the master of the comedic absurd, but here's the thing: if you know a bit about south Florida, where virtually all his inane and hilarious novels are set, you know... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003 by Peggy Vincent
I found myself rooting for the crocodile. This book is very funny start to finish.Published on Oct. 4 2002 by M. Swinford