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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (575 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Dorsey Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Serge Storms Series Release Date:
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Miami has always set the weirdness bar, but Serge Storms is back in action and ready to pole vault over it.

First there’s the media frenzy over the “Hollow Man,” a gutless corpse found on the beach. Yet people think it’s perfectly normal to find dead sharks in the middle of downtown boulevards—or to spot black mushroom clouds behind the airport. Then there are the roving bands of carjackers who suddenly find themselves inconvenienced. Not to mention people lurking outside sex-addiction meetings.

Could this be the work of Serge, that eccentric trivialista and one-man vigilante? And why is he extensively photographing foreign consulates right before the critically important Summit of the Americas comes to town? Does it have something to do with Serge’s declaration to tell his ever-stoned sidekick, Coleman, that he’s decided to become a spy? Of course he’s not working for anyone yet, so Serge is content to just spy for himself until he shows up on radar and his talents are appreciated. His ace in the hole? Serge’s newly revamped Secret Master Plan! His spider senses tell him something big is about to go down in Miami, and it just might involve the recently reactivated CIA cell operating in the same historic building that plotted the overthrow of Fidel Castro.

The intelligence community isn’t amused, and they want answers:

  • How did Serge and Coleman get so cozy with the president of a banana republic?
  • Who is the femme fatale with a heart of gold—and national pride?
  • Why is the congressman in favor of the latest oil spill?
  • When did everyone in the city forget how to drive?
  • And what about the Most Laid Man in Miami?

Meanwhile, a mysterious international man of intrigue is shipping military arms around the clock, in competition with clandestine flights of souvenirs, causing the office of Homeland Security to take measures against people who aren’t scared enough. The crossfire of chaos continues to escalate as Serge plays Extreme Dominos in Little Havana, hurtling everyone toward a fateful climax that seems destined for the hemispheric summit jamboree on the shores of Biscayne Bay.

So put on your favorite pink flamingo shirt, hit the dunes of South Beach, and find all the answers in Pineapple Grenade.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Neither Dorsey’s fast-paced prose nor his delight in skewering human foolishness has lost its mischievous sparkle.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Pineapple Grenade displays Dorsey’s talents as a comedian, a Florida historian, a political and social commentator, and a well-seasoned writer.”

    Gainesville Times

  • “Dorsey’s hysterical prose cocktails of true Florida lore (and lure); Serge’s innovative offings of deserving Florida reprobates; his pal Coleman’s epic drug intake; beautiful, dangerous women; a host of unlikely recurring characters who show up wherever Serge happens to land; the psychotic Serge’s lack of impulse control—all these factors make plot almost superfluous..”


  • “Pits Serge against what may be the only folks as dysfunctional as he is: members of the international intelligence community.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ron | 2/15/2014

    " Not the best Dorsey. I hope he hasn't given up on Serge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ansaldik | 2/12/2014

    " I think this is the last Tim Dorsey book for me. I've read 3 or 4 in this series and really tried to like him, but I just don't. I love Carl Hiaasen and his plots and characters can be bizarre, but his look like the Cleavers next to Dorsey's. All connection with reality is lost with Dorsey. Sure, there are some funny scenes (Guardian Mimes) and some decent satire (letter to Sarah Palin), but as a whole it is just too disjointed, unrealistic, and over the top for me. A friend who is a big fan told me I needed to embrace my inner psychosis to like Dorsey but I just don't have an inner psychosis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bill | 2/5/2014

    " The continuing adventures of Serge,Coleman, and accomplices old and new. Reads like Carl Hiaasen on acid. But just as funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sandi | 2/4/2014

    " NOt the best - I know they're fast-paced and far-fetched, a little hard to follow sometimes, but this one was the first one that I really couldn't quite relax and enjoy. Can't put my finger on it, but something was a little off. Still a good book, but not as good as the others in my humble opinion. "

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