Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead. He knows because he's just had to spear an intruder with a stuffed marlin's head. And that wasn't the first time. There was the plastic surgeon with extremely shaky hands...the personal injury lawyer with the beaming billboard face...the vanity-crazed star of TV's IN YOUR FACE...and the high-stepping hit man with the moonscape skin. Not to mention the barracuda. The whole thing is downright harrowing. It's Hiaasen at his best. And life without him would be a pale imitation. 'Hiaasen brings classic farce to the modern thriller. Tehre is little humour darker than his, and little funnier' Evening Standard
Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. His previous novels are Tourist Season, Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Strip Tease, Stormy Weather, Lucky You and Sick Puppy, which together have been translated into twenty languages. Since 1979 he has worked at the Miami Herald as a magazine writer, investigative reporter and metropolitan columnist.
'Crime fiction at its most entertaining' - Mail on Sunday
'America's finest satirical novelist . . . Hiaasen is the blazing conscience of the sunshine state' - Observer
'Carl Hiaasen is Florida's poet laureate . . . a unique satirical talent' - Financial Times
'Anarchic humour, in-your-face satire and bizarre violence' - Irish Times