Honey Santana - self-proclaimed queen of lost causes - has a Plan. he may be a single mother living in a trailer-park with her teenage son; she may have just been sacked from her day job for whacking an over-friendly co-worker in the balls with a crab mallet; she may be an obsessive compulsive with an anger management problem. ut she's determined to set up her own eco-tour business, paddling tourists around teh Florida Everglades in ocean kayaks. She's also working on a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference and dinner-time telemarketers. The result is a kayaking trip from hell involving an unplanned overnight stay on Dismal Key - one of the Everglades' Ten Thousand Islands - for Honey, her kayaks, and her two 'guests'- a part-time telephonist who's recently foul-mouthed her, and his less than enthusiastic mistress. hat Honey doesn't know is that, lurking in the island's undergrowth, are two men with death on their minds- Sammy Tigertail, a half-blood Seminole Indian and failed alligator wrestler; and Honey's deranged co-worker, Louis Piejack, now with most of his fingers surgically mis-attached to the wrong knuckles and intent on revenge. holiday
Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of nine previous novels, including Sick Puppy, Lucky You, Stormy Weather and Basket Case. He also writes a weekly column in the Miami Herald.