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Carl Hiaasen is a syndicated columnist for The Miami Herald and the author of many bestselling novels, including Razor Girl, Bad Monkey, Sick Puppy, Lucky You, Strip Tease, and Tourist Season. He lives in Florida with his family.


``Hiaasen's latest thriller is his funniest and sharpest novel to date. Set in a south Florida swarming with ripoff artists, crooked cops, nude sunbathers and corrupt politicians, it features a Mafia-connected plastic surgeon with butterfingers, a bitchy Hollywood starlet, a remarkably inept hit man and a pompous TV journalist `nationally famous for getting beaten up on camera,' '' said PW. Author tour. (Oct.)

Mick Stranahan, formerly employed by the Miami prosecutor's office, has had five wives and killed five men, and he is still an unhappy man. Forced into premature retirement for blowing the whistle on a crooked judge, Stranahan seeks disengagement from society and exiles himself to Stiltsville. It isn't long before the outside world intrudes, and he is dragged back into the cesspool of Miami corruption. An old unsolved case involving a young college coed's disappearance after a routine outpatient rhinoplasty in a swank plastic surgery factory comes back to haunt Stranahan and disrupt his self-satisfying ennui. In Hiaasen's world everyone is corrupt, and the world is awash in vanity and greed. Thanks to the author's offbeat sense of humor, however, the story is not unbearably oppressive. Reader George Wilson provides the perfect tone of understated irony. Wilson's characterizations are clever and clearly distinct. Recommended for most libraries with large crime/mystery collections.-- Jack McCleland, Brooklyn P.L.

Praise for Skin Tight

"A hell of a story...If there is a patron saint for bestsellers, this one will inspire a hallelujah chorus."--New York Daily News "Good, mean fun...a twisting, high-speed ride on a roller coaster without brakes."--San Francisco Chronicle "A high-speed tale of murder cover-ups and gonzo revenge...Hiaasen delivers every time."--Seattle Times "Hiaasen display[s] his manic sense of humor at every turn...wickedly amusing."--Publishers Weekly

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