I won't reveal much of the plot here, as there are some twists and turns, some more predictable than others. The story is about a group of terrorists who try to make Florida unappealing to tourists and retirees so they leave in droves. And they attempt to achieve this goal by having a few dead bodies turn up.
I found this to be a very entertaining book, with interesting characters, and a plot that moves briskly along through a number of twists and turns. The leader of the terrorist group is more interesting than the hero. I found his heart in the right place, even though his methods had a lot to be desired. He is smart and cunning, yet unbalanced enough to keep you constantly cringing that something really bad is about to happen.
The villain steals the show, but the other characters are interesting enough to flesh out the story. This was my first book by Hiaasen, who was highly recommended by friends, and it certainly will not be my last.