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by Carl Hiaasen


One of America’s finest novelists. Hiaasen’s campfire voice, perpetually amused by the resourcefulness with which his characters reaffirm his opinion of human nature, provides a core of truthiness.

One of America’s finest novelists. Hiaasen isn’t just Florida’s sharpest satirist-he’s one of the few funny writers left in the whole country. I think of him as a national treasure I have yet to be disappointed. Hiaasen is not just a good comic writer. He’s just a good writer. When he’s in good form, Hiaasen, like Elmore Leonard, shouldn’t be missed. San Francisco Chronicle.

Skin Tight satirizes and lampoons the cosmetic surgery industry and the desperate, shallow subset of society that supports that field. Hiassen has his formula, you may recognize the darkly witty antihero, the female interest, the cocky villain who gets increasingly frustrated throughout the tale, and the villain's goon, who gets strangely injured, limps onward for several chapters, suffering horribly and humorously and finally meets a fitting end.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead, and the list of possible players is long: the plastic surgeon with the extremely shaky hands.

Читать онлайн Skin Tight. All four surgical theaters at the Whispering Palms Spa were booked from dawn to dusk in January, February, and halfway into March.

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The law office was a chorus of beeping telephones as Stranahan made his way through the labyrinth of modular desks. The secretaries didn’t bother to try to stop him. Inside his personal sanctum, Kipper Garth sat in a familiar pose, waiting for an important call. He was tapping a Number 2 pencil and scowling at the speaker box. I did exactly what you wanted, he said to Stranahan. The Nordstroms’ malpractice complaint was clipped in a thin brown file on the corner of Kipper Garth’s desk. He had been waiting all day for.

Author: Carl Hiaasen.

Find sources: "Carl Hiaasen" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . In all, nineteen of Hiaasen's novels and nonfiction books have been on the New York Times Best Seller lists. Native Tongue (1991).

Find sources: "Carl Hiaasen" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (August 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Learn how and when to remove this template message). His first venture into writing for younger readers was the 2002 novel Hoot, which was named a Newbery Medal honor book. Strip Tease (1993) (filmed in 1996 as Striptease by Andrew Bergman, starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds).

Bestselling author Carl Hiaasen serves up a humorous helping of taut, fast-paced actio. risp and hot (The New York Times)

Bestselling author Carl Hiaasen serves up a humorous helping of taut, fast-paced actio. risp and hot (The New York Times). After dispatching a pistol-packing intruder from his home with the help of a stuffed Marlin head, Mick Stranahan can’t deny that someone is out to get him. His now-deceased intruder carries no . and as a former Florida state investigator, Stranahan knows there are plenty of potential culprits

Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead. Mick is sure of this, because he just had to dispatch a pistol-packing intruder with the help of a stuffed marlin head. But who would want to hurt a former Florida state investigator? The answer is plenty of peopleas Stranahan soon finds himself acquainted with a litter of nefarious players, including a hit man whose skin problems could fill a comprehensive (if bizarre) medical textbook, a lawyer of questionable repute who advertises on billboards, and a TV show host whose taste for sensationalism is exceeded only by his vanity. The whole thing gets downright harrowing for the ex-cop in one of Hiaasen's most breathtaking, madcap romps everwhere even a plastic surgeon with extremely shaky hands waits to wring Stranahan's neck....

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ISBN13: 978-0446611510

ISBN: 0446611514

Author: Carl Hiaasen

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (January 1, 2002)

ePUB size: 1454 kb

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Rating: 4.9

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Kulalbine
Another Mick Stranahan story from the master of South Florida/Sex/Murder/Comedies, Carl Hiassen. This one with a different cast of characters than in the other Stranahan story I've read (though I'm only five books into Hiassen world, so who knows?).

If you appreciate these books for what they are, this is comedic diversion at a very good level. A hard bitten law enforcement (former) protagonist, young bunny, and thinking woman for adult female companionship figure into a murder mystery. The murder is prospective and the target is Stranahan, targeted because of his work on a long ago missing person case that threatens to expose the king of South Florida plastic surgery as a butchering fraud. Death by swordfish and a hungry hand eating barracuda also figure into the story. So does Geraldo Rivera, with his named changed, but an obvious take-off. The only downside is an ending that is forced to some extent to take the story to a conclusion (seriously, couldn't the woman who made the expose tape and then lost it just record another copy?). But again, this works for light escapist reading.

Great for plane rides and vacations, which is where I do most of my Hiassen reading.
Kulalbine
Another Mick Stranahan story from the master of South Florida/Sex/Murder/Comedies, Carl Hiassen. This one with a different cast of characters than in the other Stranahan story I've read (though I'm only five books into Hiassen world, so who knows?).

If you appreciate these books for what they are, this is comedic diversion at a very good level. A hard bitten law enforcement (former) protagonist, young bunny, and thinking woman for adult female companionship figure into a murder mystery. The murder is prospective and the target is Stranahan, targeted because of his work on a long ago missing person case that threatens to expose the king of South Florida plastic surgery as a butchering fraud. Death by swordfish and a hungry hand eating barracuda also figure into the story. So does Geraldo Rivera, with his named changed, but an obvious take-off. The only downside is an ending that is forced to some extent to take the story to a conclusion (seriously, couldn't the woman who made the expose tape and then lost it just record another copy?). But again, this works for light escapist reading.

Great for plane rides and vacations, which is where I do most of my Hiassen reading.
Iaran
The writing is clever, fast-paced and hilarious. Set in the state of Florida, the author, Carl H., makes merry with his take on the casual and deeply imbedded corruption within the state government and judicial system. The villains are over the top in ways that only Carl H. can imagine. The good guys, especially the key protagonist, Mick, are just as rough as the bad guys, but usually less greedy for material things and definitely more inclined to dispense an Old West version of justice clearly not sanctioned by the state. The key female characters are often good looking and shallow for the most part - love interests, at times. At other times, vain and self-centered noodges, but don't let THAT little detail wreck your enjoyment of this book. I was cracking up over some insanely crazy detail on every other page!
Iaran
The writing is clever, fast-paced and hilarious. Set in the state of Florida, the author, Carl H., makes merry with his take on the casual and deeply imbedded corruption within the state government and judicial system. The villains are over the top in ways that only Carl H. can imagine. The good guys, especially the key protagonist, Mick, are just as rough as the bad guys, but usually less greedy for material things and definitely more inclined to dispense an Old West version of justice clearly not sanctioned by the state. The key female characters are often good looking and shallow for the most part - love interests, at times. At other times, vain and self-centered noodges, but don't let THAT little detail wreck your enjoyment of this book. I was cracking up over some insanely crazy detail on every other page!
Rainbearer
If you are a fan of Carl Hiaasen, then this review is not needed. You KNOW it will be great, hilarious, immensely entertaining, and will leave you salivating for the next crazy-wonderful output from this talented author. If you are not a fan of Carl Hiaasen, then welcome to Earth. How is life on Mars? Carl Hiaasen specializes is writing satirical fiction about Florida, taking pot-shots at developers, the self-obsessed, non-environmentalists, snow birds, and other types of folks. Along with it is a convoluted, seriously funny tale that is entertainment at its finest. You really don't have to start with Carl's first efforts to understand any of his books, though some of the characters do appears again and again. Just pick this one, or any other, and jump in. You won't regret it.
Rainbearer
If you are a fan of Carl Hiaasen, then this review is not needed. You KNOW it will be great, hilarious, immensely entertaining, and will leave you salivating for the next crazy-wonderful output from this talented author. If you are not a fan of Carl Hiaasen, then welcome to Earth. How is life on Mars? Carl Hiaasen specializes is writing satirical fiction about Florida, taking pot-shots at developers, the self-obsessed, non-environmentalists, snow birds, and other types of folks. Along with it is a convoluted, seriously funny tale that is entertainment at its finest. You really don't have to start with Carl's first efforts to understand any of his books, though some of the characters do appears again and again. Just pick this one, or any other, and jump in. You won't regret it.
Ironfire
Mick Stranahan has retired very early as an investigator for the State Attorney's office due to some unfortunate incidents in his career. He hasn't had an easy life personally or professionally. He's killed five men, all of them job-related, and had five wives, all of them cocktail waitresses.

When the story opens, somebody's trying to kill Mick. He has no idea why, and it's happened so often before that Mick knows how to deal with it. But the hit man from New Jersey is just the beginning. The local hit man is more persistent.

The cast of characters includes a grossly incompetent plastic surgeon; an offensive TV personality who investigates scandals; a crafty Cuban homicide cop who watches out for Mick; a sleazy ambulance-chaser lawyer who's married to Mick's sister; some flagrantly corrupt politicians and crooked cops; the scariest-looking hit man you've ever seen; and the meanest ex-wife you've ever met (one of Mick's).

The reader can look forward to lots of bloodshed. There are gory accidents involving machinery and gruesome scenes involving fish. And you'd be wise not to snack while reading the graphic description of a liposuction.

The humor is so intensely wacky that it's almost slapstick. And at the heart of the hot action is a cold murder case that Mick gets very interested in solving. There's something for everyone in this zany book - mystery, romance (however fleeting), lots of Florida sunshine and a bit of fish lore, plus nudity and violence.

Recommended for readers who just want to have fun.
Ironfire
Mick Stranahan has retired very early as an investigator for the State Attorney's office due to some unfortunate incidents in his career. He hasn't had an easy life personally or professionally. He's killed five men, all of them job-related, and had five wives, all of them cocktail waitresses.

When the story opens, somebody's trying to kill Mick. He has no idea why, and it's happened so often before that Mick knows how to deal with it. But the hit man from New Jersey is just the beginning. The local hit man is more persistent.

The cast of characters includes a grossly incompetent plastic surgeon; an offensive TV personality who investigates scandals; a crafty Cuban homicide cop who watches out for Mick; a sleazy ambulance-chaser lawyer who's married to Mick's sister; some flagrantly corrupt politicians and crooked cops; the scariest-looking hit man you've ever seen; and the meanest ex-wife you've ever met (one of Mick's).

The reader can look forward to lots of bloodshed. There are gory accidents involving machinery and gruesome scenes involving fish. And you'd be wise not to snack while reading the graphic description of a liposuction.

The humor is so intensely wacky that it's almost slapstick. And at the heart of the hot action is a cold murder case that Mick gets very interested in solving. There's something for everyone in this zany book - mystery, romance (however fleeting), lots of Florida sunshine and a bit of fish lore, plus nudity and violence.

Recommended for readers who just want to have fun.
Kendis
This is Hiaasen at his best. His way-over-the-top pulp fiction bursts into the room like a drunken senator in dishabille, and his lurid characters and plotlines demand attention, like the bleach-blonde hussy straightening her rumpled cocktail dress behind said senator.

Skin Tight satirizes and lampoons the cosmetic surgery industry and the desperate, shallow subset of society that supports that field. Hiassen has his formula, you may recognize the darkly witty antihero, the female interest, the cocky villain who gets increasingly frustrated throughout the tale, and the villain's goon, who gets strangely injured, limps onward for several chapters, suffering horribly and humorously and finally meets a fitting end. But you're going to forget about that and enjoy the ride! Hiassen is always reliable for a story that will surprise and shock you.

This novel is a favorite of mine, only topped by Lucky You. Dive in and enjoy.

Oh, one warning: Don't eat during the last third of the book. Some of the surgical descriptions and happenings are graphic and not for the faint of heart.
Kendis
This is Hiaasen at his best. His way-over-the-top pulp fiction bursts into the room like a drunken senator in dishabille, and his lurid characters and plotlines demand attention, like the bleach-blonde hussy straightening her rumpled cocktail dress behind said senator.

Skin Tight satirizes and lampoons the cosmetic surgery industry and the desperate, shallow subset of society that supports that field. Hiassen has his formula, you may recognize the darkly witty antihero, the female interest, the cocky villain who gets increasingly frustrated throughout the tale, and the villain's goon, who gets strangely injured, limps onward for several chapters, suffering horribly and humorously and finally meets a fitting end. But you're going to forget about that and enjoy the ride! Hiassen is always reliable for a story that will surprise and shock you.

This novel is a favorite of mine, only topped by Lucky You. Dive in and enjoy.

Oh, one warning: Don't eat during the last third of the book. Some of the surgical descriptions and happenings are graphic and not for the faint of heart.