Sick Puppy

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Pan Macmillan, 1999 - Environmentalists - 341 pages
23 Reviews
An eco-terrorist with a trust fund, Twilly Spree, is tailing a litterbug in a purple Range Rover with plates that read "cojones". Before he knows it, Spree is up to his cojones in corrupt Florida politicos and some very sick puppies, including a Republicans-only hooker and a millionaire developer with a fetish for Barbies. But when Spree learns that the fate of an unspoiled island is at stake, he refuses to be intimidated. While defending the land and its indigenous toads, he'll steal a man's wife, gouge out the eyes of big game trophies, and even risk his life two or three times in the most outrageous Hiaasen novel yet

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Review: Sick Puppy (Skink #4)

User Review  - DL Williams - Goodreads

Sick Puppy: another great read from Carl Hiaasen. Wonderful, quirky, Florida characters. This main character is another that wants to save Florida from litterbugs and land barons. He kidnaps a dog ... Read full review

Review: Sick Puppy (Skink #4)

User Review  - Krista - Goodreads

Gotta love a book with a dog as a central character. The book is highly amusing and paints an interesting picture of Florida's politics. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Carl Hiaasen was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 12, 1953. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1974. He has been a reporter and columnist for the Miami Herald since 1976, and is known for exposing scandal and corruption throughout southern Florida. He has received numerous state and national honors for his journalism and commentary including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club. His work has also appeared in numerous magazines including Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Time, Life, Esquire and Gourmet. His best-selling novels include Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Stormy Weather, Lucky You, Sick Puppy, Basket Case, and Nature Girl. His 1993 novel, Striptease, was adapted as a film in 1996 starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. He also writes children's books including Hoot, which was awarded a Newbery Honor; Flush; and Scat. Hoot was adapted into a film in 2006. His non-fiction works include Team Rodent; The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport; and two collections of his newspaper columns entitled Kick Ass and Paradise Screwed. In 2013 his titles Chomp and Bad Monkey made The New York Times bestseller list. In 2014, his non-fiction title Dance of the Reptiles made it to the New York Times bestseller list.

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