“The undisputed king of the comic crime novel.”
“I guarantee Dorsey will never win the Nobel Prize for Literature—he’s far too funny.”
“If you’ve never read Dorsey, you need to start…You won’t be disappointed.”
Gloriously unrepentant Florida serial killer Serge Storms is back—and he’s finagled his way into becoming a secret agent in Miami—in another outrageous crime comedy from New York Times bestselling author, Tim Dorsey. In Pineapple Grenade, the incomparable Serge takes up spying for the president of a banana republic, and now Homeland Security wants to bring him down. It’s always a wild ride when Dorsey’s at the wheel, and with Pineapple Grenade he delivers his most explosively hilarious road trip to date.
Bestseller Dorsey dishes up his Miami mayhem with a side order of mordant wit in his 15th Serge Storms novel (after 2011's When Elves Attack). This time, Serge dresses up in a homemade superhero costume (his stoner sidekick, Coleman, is the Human Torch) and designs unique ways to kill the miscreants who blight Florida, like vaporizing their internal organs with liquid nitrogen and a turkey baster. Serge's other campaign to get hired as a spy turns dangerous when it sets two competing but equally corrupt CIA bureaus on his tail, while gunrunning, oil spills, political spin, and a touch of romance complicate the dizzying plot still further. The varied locations Biscayne Bay's "Stiltsville" houses, the Charles Deering estate, the airport from which Amelia Earhart's final flight took off are real but no less offbeat. Though the book's formula will be familiar to series fans, neither Dorsey's fast-paced prose nor his delight in skewering human foolishness has lost its mischievous sparkle. 8-city author tour.
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Ya gotta love Serge
Where would Florida be without Serge to protect us from all these vile criminals and politicians. Another masterpiece written by Tim Dorsey. I have been a Serge fan since Florida Roadkill and each novel keeps getting better. I'm not 100% sure but this may have had the lowest body count of any of the previous adventures of Serge and Coleman. But each one is inventive and well deserved.
Best book in the series.
Obviously 69Confused is aptly named. Great book, trademark Dorsey writing, a bit disjointed but held together by hilarious coincidence, like the best Guy Ritchie movies. Serge and Coleman fans won't be disappointed.