Skin Tight Author:Carl Hiaasen New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen serves up a humorous helping of "taut, fast-paced action...crisp and hot" — After dispatching a pistol-packing intruder from his home with the help of a stuffed Marlin head, Mick Stranahan can't deny that someone is out to get him. His now-deceased intruder carries no I.D., and as a f... more »ormer Florida state investigator, Stranahan knows there are plenty of potential culprits. His long list of enemies includes an off point hit man, a personal injury lawyer of billboard fame, a notoriously irritating TV journalist, and a fumbling plastic surgeon.
Now, if he wants to keep fishing into his golden years, Stranahan has no choice but to come out of retirement to close this one last case...« less
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Another super Hiaasen novel full of wacky characters that inhabit South Florida. This is about the 5th Hiaasen I have read and I would have to say its one of the best. (Others I have read include Tourist Season, Double Whammy, Strip Tease, Lucky You). Hiaasen has a knack for coming up with characters that are so memorable. Chemo and his Weed whacker prosthesis, the incompetent Dr. Graveline, and Reynaldo Flemm: the Geraldo like journalist in seach of a scoop are unforgettable. Even though this novel goes over the top in the grisly department, I would highly recommend it.
I've enjoyed quite a few of Carl Hiaasen's books now, and this one did not disappoint me. Though not as humorous as some of his others this one delivers a solid plot line, memorable characters and, of course, Florida weirdness.
I'd rank it an 8 on a scale of 10 amongst his other books.
Zany. If you're in the right mood, Hiaasen's books can be a hysterical blend of characters, over-the-top situations, and an engaging storyline. If not, they can fall a little flat - the story isn't strong enough if you aren't enjoying the craziness.
I first read Carl Hiaasen's children/young adult books and I loved them. When I saw this novel, I was instantly interested. I read it in about 5 days because it was so intense. you never really know what is going to happen next because of all the beef Mick has with people. Guns, speed boats, nude models, and plastic surgery. What could be more Miami???
Unlike most people, I really disliked this book. I like my funny stuff not to be mean-spirited. No one in this book is a sympathetic character--they're all sleazeballs doing totally unbelievable things. I needed to take a shower after reading this.