Hurricane Andrew has ripped through the sleepy towns and quiet communities of southern Florida. What's left is a madhouse, a zoo run by the animals that keep it, and there is little escape from the constant, overwhelming sense of panic. Not all is well in this usually-quiet little town. With the advent of the storm, there is mischief afoot.
One form comes in Edie, a snappy and seductive con-woman who's out to get your insurance money. Another comes in the form of Snapper, an even more dangerous ex-con on the loose from the state prison. They're wreaking havoc, and in a way no one is quite prepared for when they come.
They don't expect their opposition, though, on the other side of the battle lines: a gruff ex-governor determined to run them out of town and reclaim his seat on the throne. Who will succeed: former governor turned good guy, or con-woman and convict turned monster?
Stormy Weather audiobook is a riveting, cautionary tale about the men and women who survive, and those who look to prevent that from happening.
Carl Hiassen is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author born in 1953 in Florida. He graduated with a bachelors from Emory University and went on to become a famous author and journalist. His books have a reputation for being shockingly witty and sharply factual, with an emphasis on the environment and the social issues that come along with it. He is famous for his witty tongue and even wittier way of spinning a novel into a cautionary tale fit for any skeptic.
Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author, has earned a reputation for perceptive, sharp-edged suspense that also cuts to the bone of environmental issues. His novels have been translated into many languages and are touted worldwide for their quirky characters and surreal adventures set in the ravaged cultural wasteland of southern Florida.
Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm has attracted crowds of voyeurs and impostors to Florida. Drawn by the chance to prey on Andrew’s victims, misfits like the murderous ex-con Snapper and the dangerously seductive Edie find easy targets for their insurance scams. They’re not prepared, though, when they meet their opposition, led by a hoary ex-governor who smokes toads.
Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen’s novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards. Strap on your seatbelt. Stormy Weather is an unforgettable, turbulent ride. Download and start listening now!