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From Florida's "compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny" (Boston Globe) king of mayhem, the New York Times best-selling author Tim Dorsey, comes a diabolically madcap adventure featuring the indomitable Serge A. Storms.

No one worships the Sunshine State as much as Serge A. Storms. Perpetually hunting Floridian arcana and lore, he and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, are on the road again. This time they're on a frenzied literary pilgrimage that leads them back to Riviera Beach, the cozy seaside town where the boys spent their formative years.

Growing up, Serge was enthralled by the Legend of Riviera Beach, aka Darby, a welder at the port who surfed the local waves long before the hot spots were hot. A god on the water, the big-hearted surfer was a friend to everyone - the younger surfers, cops, politicians, wealthy businessmen, and ordinary Joes - a generosity of spirit that earned him the admiration of all. Meanwhile, there was a much murkier legend that made the rounds of the schoolyards from Serge's youth - that of the crazy hermit living in a makeshift jungle compound farther up the mysterious Loxahatchee River than anyone dared to venture.

Then Serge moved away. But never forgot.

Now he's back, with those legends looming larger than ever in the rearview mirror of his memory. As his literary odyssey moves north from Key West, closer and closer to his old stomping grounds, Serge digs into the past as only Serge can. Along the way, he unintentionally disturbs some long-forgotten ground, attracting the attention of a cast of villains that only Florida can produce.

As the body count grows, so does the list of questions:

Why are the guys in the hard hats worried about the monkeys? When do you hack a motel air-conditioner? How does Coleman get high with cat toys? Who is expecting the dildo? And will book tours ever be the same after Serge decides to check one out?

Told in alternating flashbacks between Serge and Coleman's childhoods and the present day, The Pope of Palm Beach is a witty and deliciously violent delight from the twisted imagination of Tim Dorsey.

©2018 Tim Dorsey (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Serge WILL save the worthy ...

... and make sure the bad guys pay. Another excellent Tim Dorsey novel!!! I am hooked

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  • John
  • Bradenton, FL, United States
  • 02-09-18

I love Dorsey!

Please make more than 1 book per year! I can never wait for the next Serge and Coleman adventure!

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More of Serge and Coleman!

I have every book already, and now I'll have every audiobook as well. Excellent stuff.

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I've officially listened to all the serge books.

it was a hell of a ride! Well, i guess it's time to start over!!

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Another Serge and Coleman escapade...

Tim Dorsey is an amazingly talented writer. I just can't wait for the next installment to be released knowing full well Tim's pace is annual, never the less can not wait!! Pedal to the metal Tim.

These books are fantastic entertainment with a real strong travel guide for the state of Florida. If you want to learn about things Florida this is a most entertaining way to acquire that knowledge. Tim does amazing level of detail and facts in every volume (which probably is the reason for the annual release timeframe).

Oh and Oliver Wyman is fantastic too.

Thanks Tim from a neighbor and fan and keep em coming... via Brooksville, FL