Typical Carl Hiaasen. Set in the Everglades, with a cast of very zany characters. I always get sucked into his books, even as I sometimes wonder "why am I reading this"? However, it is a laugh-out-loud book, one you can pick up and put down.
Really loved this one. The focus on environmental issues is sideways to the main theme, which is corruption leading to unsafe buildings. But of course the enviros save the day & the bad guys get stomped on my Mother Nature.
I love books by this author, and this one was no exception. It was an especially nice surprise to be introduced the the character "The Captain", as he shows up in another book, Skinny Dip. As usual, Hiaasen brings together seemingly unrelated characters whose only thing in common seems to be the tremendous hurricane that hits Florida, putting into motion a series of events that are all eventually tied up nicely at the end. If you enjoy a good storyline with lots of action, some quirky humor, and characters that you can relate to, I would definitely recommend this book!!
As usual Carl Hiaasen has written one of his "sick" novels. Honeymooners, con artists, vipers, monkeys, a mobile home salesman, and a law school dropout......and of course, the Florida Keys! Go Carl!!!!
A law school dropout will be chasing one Gaboon viper; a troop of storn-shocked monkeys and a newfound love life, while tourists by the thousands bail from the Florida Keys. We're now entering the hurricane zone, where hell and hilarity rule. In the hands of masterful, merciless Carl Hiaasen, we're going to have some weather!