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Synopsis: Chaz Perrone night be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn't know which way the Gulf Stream runs, but he's out to make a killing--by doctoring water samples for a ruthless agribusiness tycoon illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife Joey is on to his scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unfortunately for Chaz, she doesn't die in the plunge. Clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, Joey Perrone is plucked from the ocean by former cop (and current loner) Mick Stranahan. But instead of rushing to the police to report the crime. Joey enlists Mick's and to help her stay "dead" and haunt her husband. Meanwhile, Chaz's cold-blooded partners in pollution grow uneasy about his ineptitude and increasingly erratic behavior, and Mick discovers that six failed marriages haven't killed the skewed romantic in him after all. Skinny Dip, Carl Hiaasen's biggest bestseller to date, was published in hardcover (Knopf, 7/04 with a first printing of 400,000 copies, hitting the New York Times bestseller list at #2, and the "Los Angeles Times" and "Washington Post" bestseller at #2. Warner has had a phenomenal track record with the paperback editions of Carl Hiaasen's novels "Basket Case (1/03). "Sick Puppy (2001). "Lucky You (1998). "Stormy Weather (1997) and "Strip Tease (1994) have sold over 2.1 million copies combined. Warner Books is planning a major promotional push for all of Carl Hiaasen's trade paperbacks in 2005. Hiaasen's brand of irreverent humor has been critically praised and has vaulted his books to bestseller status. "Sick Puppy spent 10 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and 11 weeks on the "Publishers Weekly list; and "Stormy Weather also hit the New York Times hardcover list.
Review: Charles "Chaz" Perrone fancies himself a take-charge kind of guy. So when this "biologist by default" suspects that his curvaceous wife, Joey, has stumbled onto a profitable pollution scam he's running on behalf of Florida agribusiness mogul Red Hammernut, he sets out right away to solve the problem--by heaving Joey off the deck of a luxury cruise liner and into the Atlantic Ocean, far from Key West. But--whoops!--Joey, a former swimming champ, doesn't drown. Instead, as Carl Hiaasen tells in his 10th adult novel, Skinny Dip, she makes her way back to shore, thanks both to a wayward bale of Jamaican marijuana and lonerish ex-cop Mick Stranahan (Skin Tight, 1989), and then launches a bogus blackmail campaign that's guaranteed to drive her lazy, libidinous hubby into a self-protective frenzy.
You've got to hand it to Hiaasen: He's perfected a formula for crisply written, satirical crime fiction that makes the best use of imaginatively repulsive villains, as well as less thoroughly venal scoundrels and victims who ultimately overcome their antagonists, all while stumping for the preservation of Florida's environment, particularly the Everglades. In Skinny Dip, we find Chaz (who'd rather be golfing than puttering around the "hot, buggy, funky-smelling and treacherous" reaches of nature) falsifying water samples to help Hammernut turn the 'Glades into "God’s septic tank." That scheme, though, is endangered not just by Joey's sudden disappearance, but by the suspicions of a python-loving police detective and Chaz's own outstanding inability to tame his Viagra-enhanced tumescence. Even by assigning Chaz a baby-sitter--the hulking, hirsute, and painkiller-addicted Tool--Hammernut can't keep his pet biologist out of trouble. As Joey and Stranahan unfold their revenge plot, and Tool's conscience grows in competition with Chaz's ego, the reader can only marvel at the extent of the train wreck ahead.
As much fun as Hiaasen has delivering Chaz his climactic comeuppance, what's missing from Skinny Dip is a more complex, more credible development of Mick Stranahan's character and the relationship he builds with the much younger Joey Perrone. Like Erin Grant, from Strip Tease, Joey has far more going for her than her bra-cup size; but "hero" Stranahan is of far less interest here than any of his fellow players. --J. Kingston Pierce
Title: Skinny Dip
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Binding: Library Binding
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