Skinny Dip

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 13, 2004 - Fiction - 368 pages
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 his 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.

Clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, Joey Perrone is plucked from the ocean by former cop and current loner Mick Stranahan. Instead of rushing to the police and reporting her husband’s crime, Joey decides to stay dead and (with Mick’s help) screw with Chaz until he screws himself.

As Joey haunts and taunts her homicidal husband, as Chaz’s cold-blooded cohorts in pollution grow uneasy about his ineptitude and increasingly erratic behavior, as Mick Stranahan discovers that six failed marriages and years of island solitude haven’t killed the reckless romantic in him, we’re taken on a hilarious, full-throttle, pure Hiaasen ride through the warped politics and mayhem of the human environment, and the human heart.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey.
 

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There are a lot of things that Chaz isn’t good at - marriage, his job, telling the truth, and murder, but he is good at fraud, at least for a while. He throws his wife off a cruise ship, but she ... Read full review

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One of my favorite Hiaasen books in a long time. Completely over the top but just what I needed right now. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
20
Section 4
30
Section 5
41
Section 6
67
Section 7
78
Section 8
90
Section 17
186
Section 18
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Section 19
207
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 24
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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 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
302
Section 29
316
Section 30
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Section 31
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About the author (2004)

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He 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.

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