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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,983 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Robert Clinch loved his boat more than anything else in the world … more than his wife … his kids … his girlfriend … Even more than the largemouth bass he was pursuing.” Thus begins a twisted tale of murder in the world of big-stakes bass fishing tournaments. Filled with ex-wives, evangelists, and an armed pit-bull, this is a story that could only be concocted by Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and czar of Florida noir fiction.

R. J. Decker, star tenant of the local trailer park and neophyte private eye, is fishing for a killer. Thanks to a sportsman’s scam that’s anything but sportsmanlike, there’s a body floating in Coon Bog, Florida—and a lot that’s rotten in the murky waters of big-stakes, large-mouth bass tournaments. Here Decker will team up with a half-blind, half-mad hermit with an appetite for road kill; dare to kiss his ex-wife while she’s in bed with her new husband; and face deadly TV evangelists, dangerously seductive women, and a pistol-toting redneck with a pit bull on his arm. And here his own life becomes part of the stakes, for while the “double whammy” is the lure, first prize is for the most ingenious murder.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Twists and turns with breathtaking speed…Climb aboard, bubba. Strap yourself in. You gonna like this ride.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The cast of bizarre characters and the suspenseful events confirm Hiaasen’s reputation for creating singular villains and heroes. While he’s probably unpopular among some fellow citizens in his home state, he will certainly please readers who appreciate the Swiftian wit in his cautionary tales.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “You wouldn’t think someone would stoop to murder to win a bass fishing contest, but then few of us have the imagination of Carl Hiaasen. He creates characters and plots guaranteed to snare your interest and jiggle your funny bone. Then all you need is a George Wilson to inhabit these South Florida denizens and make the most of these unlikely situations, and you’re hooked.”

    AudioFile

  • “Humor and suspense in equal doses.”

    Booklist

  • “The action is swift, and there are some very funny scenes.”

    Library Journal

  • “With its byzantine plot and wonderful, weird denizens, this is one of the most delightfully inventive and entertaining crime novels of the year.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Muriel | 2/7/2014

    " Morbidly funny pulpy crime books are Hiaasen's specialty and this one is top-notch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Caitlin Boyd | 1/25/2014

    " This is probably the funniest book I've ever read. Seriously, the "pet dog"?! I mean, how could one not pee their pants laughing? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie Levy | 1/22/2014

    " I heart Skink <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bea | 1/18/2014

    " I really enjoy Hiaasen's books. They are impossible, funny, smart and just a great read! His characters are real CHARACTERS with pride, sense of morals, and yet ordinary folks. "

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