Orange Crush

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The Republicans' "golden boy" -- and a loyal, unquestioning tool of the powerful special interests -- handsome, unthreatening, Florida governor-by-default Marlon Conrad seems a virtual shoo-in for re-election. That is, until he undergoes a radical personality shift during a bloody military action in the Balkans. Now it's just three weeks before the election and Marlon is suddenly talking about "issues" and "reform" as he crosses the length and breadth of his home state with an amnesiac speechwriter and a chief of staff who turns catatonic in the presence of minorities. The governor's new-found conscience might well cost him the election, though. And it appears that pretty much everybody from Tallahassee to Miami Beach is trying to kill him...

 

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User Review  - FMRox - LibraryThing

Follows the story of Florida's governor race. Fabulously entertaining Serge Storms shows up quite late is this story, but not where you might expect. It doesn't keep this story from having a hilarious ... Read full review

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User Review  - patrickgarson - LibraryThing

Orange Crush fits into that peculiar American sub-genre of satire/thrillers set in the south, first popularised by Carl Hiasen. The addition of a political theme and Dorsey's relentless criticism of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
26
Section 4
36
Section 5
40
Section 6
48
Section 7
58
Section 8
65
Section 24
196
Section 25
205
Section 26
217
Section 27
222
Section 28
225
Section 29
235
Section 30
243
Section 31
247

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Page 178 - You say you want a revolution, Well, you know, We all want to change the world.
Page 120 - How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Answer: "That's not funny!
Page 313 - Where are you? I can hear you, but I can't see you!
Page 313 - They were sitting in the first row, on the opposite side of the ring from Marlon, and they got up and approached the officials
Page 67 - His picture appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine, with the headline THE NEXT MAN TO BE EXECUTED?
Page 171 - Slices of citrus spraying glistening droplets, and big bright letters in a tangerine script running the length of the RV.
Page 90 - ... that you were the only person in the world who mattered. He soon earned the nickname "The Great Communicator," because of his unbelievably high approval rating among the people he was hurting.
Page 321 - Butts's cell phone rang, and he pulled it out of his jacket. "Hello?
Page 137 - She led him into the house and they sat on the couch together.

About the author (2009)

Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of nineteen other novels: Coconut Cowboy, Shark Skin Suite, Tiger Shrimp Tango, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, Pineapple Grenade, When Elves Attack, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo, Torpedo Juice, Cadillac Beach, The Stingray Shuffle, Triggerfish Twist, Orange Crush, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, and Florida Roadkill. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

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