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Stormy Weather

Hiaasen, Carl

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ISBN 10: 0679419829 / ISBN 13: 9780679419822
Published by Knopf, 1995
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First editon. Signed by the author on the title page. Advance copy with Advance Booksellers Copy sticker on front cover. Very good clean copy with some light soiling to edges, in a near fine dust jacket in a mylar protector. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000122291

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Title: Stormy Weather

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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In a hurricane-devastated Florida, a group of questionable individuals attempt to take advantage of the disaster, including a bogus insurance agent and a crooked building inspector, and an eccentric character becomes the only hope for the victims. 200,000 first printing. Tour.

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When a ferocious hurricane rips through Southern Florida, the con artists and carpetbaggers waste no time swarming over the disaster area.

Among the predators are Edie Marsh, an entrepreneurial young woman whose scheme to sleep with a Palm Beach Kennedy has fizzled, freeing her to concoct a colossal insurance rip-off; Lester Maddox Parsons, a murderous ex-con whose violent encounter with a game warden has left him with the fitting nickname of "Snapper"; and Avila, a crooked building inspector-turned-roofer, who dabbles somewhat unsuccessfully in the occult.

Caught in the middle are Max and Bonnie Lamb, newlyweds torn in wildly different directions by the storm. It is Max's fateful decision to abort their Disney World honeymoon and race to Dade County to see the terrible devastation. Armed with a video camera, the ambitious young advertising executive can't wait to show his hurricane tapes to his buddies back in New York. Over Bonnie's objections, Max eagerly sets out through the rubble, debris, and mayhem -- and promptly vanishes. The only clue to his whereabouts: a runaway monkey. But there's also a man called Skink who has devoted his very strange existence to saving Florida from the kinds of people blown in by the hurricane. It is he, crazed and determined, who prowls the swath of the storm and forever changes the lives of Max, Bonnie, Edie, and the others.

Their paths -- tangled before they even know it -- come together in a novel that continues the hilarious and scathing muckraking tradition that Carl Hiaasen has so mercilessly made his own. In Stormy Weather, there is no calm eye.

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