Skinny Dip

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Large Print Press, 2005 - Fiction - 568 pages
16 Reviews
A New York Times Bestseller

Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn't know which way the Gulf Stream runs. He might also be the only one who went into biology just to make a killing, and now he's found a way - doctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife, Joey, has figured out the scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner into the night-dark Atlantic. Unfortunately for Chaz, his wife doesn't die in the fall. Plucked from the ocean by former cop and current loner Mick Stranahan, Joey decides to stay dead and (with Mick's help) screw with Chaz until he screws himself.

About the author: Carl Hiaasen is the author of ten previous novels, including "Sick Puppy, Lucky You, Stormy Weather, Basket Case," and, for young readers, "Hoot." He also writes a regular column for the Miami Herald. His fifth novel, "Strip Tease," was made into a movie starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. Carl Hiaasen currently resides in the Florida Keys.

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Review: Skinny Dip (Mick Stranahan #2)

User Review  - Mara - Goodreads

Ok, now I get it! And by "it" I mean all the Hiaasen hoopla among those with whom I share a certain brand of humor an "it" that baffled me after my first encounter with Carl via Bad Monkey. We're ... Read full review

Review: Skinny Dip (Mick Stranahan #2)

User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Someone recommended Carl Hiaasen's latest book to me, Bad Monkey. But I am not as dumb as I may appear! From the effusive encomium of this trusted recommender, I knew I would like this guy, so I went ... Read full review


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About the author (2005)

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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