Serge is back with a bullet, torn between homicide and souvenirs. So is Coleman, torn between getting hammered and getting more hammered. Then there's good ol' Jim Davenport, the E-Team, the Diaz Brothers, and Johnny Vegas, the Accidental Virgin, cranking up the fevered action as the pot boils over on a street called Lobster Lane.
It's reunion time in the Sunshine State, and we're not just talking the family jamboree of that blood-soaked criminal clan, the McGraws, whose nastiest, meanest member is finally released from prison and heads south bent on revenge. On top of it all, the government is covering up a growing list of mysterious victims across Florida who may or may not be connected to a nefarious plot being hatched against national security.
But wait! There's more on the horizon! Who is the oddly familiar femme fatale named Rachael? Is Serge wrong that guns, drugs, and strippers don't mix? What sets the Non-Confrontationalists off on a rampage? What finally brings Coleman and Lenny together? Will they succeed in building the biggest bong ever? And can Serge surf a rogue wave to victory?
Batten the hatches, don the life jackets, and take cover as all these questions and more are answered in the latest adventure from the acclaimed author of Hurricane Punch.
Listen to Hurricane Punch.
©2008 Tim Dorsey; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
The adventures of Serge, with his ADD/OCD and borderline psychopathic tendencies, have us driving around Florida again. These books make me want to rent a rent a car and follow his route. A great bit of escapism and a quick read.
I couldn't get past the constant use of the f___ word. It's constant thus I couldn't continue. I am not against an author using that word but there was just so much of it
I would have to read the first pages. If the language is clean I'd read it.
I'd say anger at the overuse of the foul language. I think he was trying to make it sould like the mafia but guess he doesn't know they don't always talk like that.
This book is great.
Perhaps its because of the great reading?
Maybe because of the reappearance of Old beloved characters?
Could be the surprise ending?
It might be the unrelenting pace?
How about the timely natural Phenomenon?
In any case, I Love This Book!
Make Serge's voice stronger. His voice makes him sound resistible, not irresistible as I picture him.
I liked everything except the portrayal of Serge. Otherwise, I liked him
Not till i figured out that Serg was SERIAL.
Oliver, this guy rocks! You envision a wirey ,sawed-off ,scruffy character with mixed morality.
I liken him to Ernest T. Krebbs from The Andy Griffith Show. The guy was back-woods, cagily smart and crafty as a fox. He was Serg.
Like Hiaasen, this author's formula is a bunch of people on a collision course. The people are all invariably some combination of -- insane, improperly medicated, self-medicated, greedy, stupid, and/or slime. We read knowing that the train wreck is coming. It's just when and how that keep us listening. I like Serge Storms. He is the funniest serial killer out there, usually. This one is good. Not as good as Nuclear Jellyfish, but very good. I like this narrator the best of the two that are available.
This one rates right up there with Hurricane Punch. The annoying surfer music has to go! While the storyline has interesting twists and turns mixed with the typical “Surge” humor, it’s still just a 3 star read. If you have listened to/read Dorsey’s other books, might as well get this one under your belt too.
Please bring George Wilson back to the series? Serge as a crazy Joe Pesci makes my skin crawl!
Dorsey's characters are all a bunch of nuts. They were thrown altogether in ridiculous circumstances then combined with sex, drugs and violence to create this book. And somehow all of this made me really enjoy the story. I haven't listened to any of the other books in this series, but I am definitely going back and getting more Surge.
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