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Author: Tim Dorsey Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Audio Length: Series:The Serge A. Storms Series Release Date: January 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062239600

Publisher Description

Welcome to Paradise!

Freshly laid-off Wisconsinites Patrick and Barbara McDougall are going to sunny Florida for a modest romantic vacation. But the motel they picked isn't quite a pastel paradise, and they have to be midwesterners and make the best of a bad situation. Except bad goes to worse, and a string of misfortunes renders them unable to leave the state.

Meanwhile, the next Mexican-American War is being fought, this time in Fort Lauderdale, between the Kentucky mafia and the Oxy cartel over control of the lucrative pain clinic market. Latinos are turning up dead, hillbillies are wandering the beach trampling sand castles, and cops continue arresting doctors wriggling out of office windows.

But it's never really a party until Serge and Coleman arrive. Cruising down U.S. 1, Captain Florida and his perpetually altered sidekick are on a mission to film the best reality show ever!

Back at their motel, the McDougalls are peeking out the curtains. They've become very popular, especially with Serge, who believes he's found the perfect stars for the pilot of his new TV series.

Are the McDougalls safer with Serge or should they take their chances on the mean streets?

Will Coleman get tired of signing autographs?

Can pelicans be used as murder weapons?

Is time running out for our heroes?

And, finally, the question still on everyone's lips: What's up with Florida? Stay tuned for all the answers in . . . The Riptide Ultra-Glide!

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Quotes

  • “[An] outrageous crime thriller that Tim Dorsey fans won’t soon forget.”

    - Bookreporter.com
  • “Dorsey serves up his usual mix of mayhem and mirth in his sixteenth Serge Storms thriller.”

    - Publishers Weekly

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Tim Dorsey's books have truly saved my sanity on long dull commutes. They're the kind of fast-switching books that keep even a listener with ADHD interested. Not only are the books entertaining in a fantasy sort of way, but each also contains true Florida history. Every book is like a crazy trip to Florida without the plane fare, crowds and sunburn. "

    - Twigsy, 4/3/2017
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Pretty good book, just like many on the Dorsey Series. Fun, entertaining and fast paced. "

    - Martha, 2/13/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was an enjoyable book as all of Dorseys are. And it is always fun to spend some time with Serge and Coleman. But this lacked a little something that his other books have. "

    - Ray, 2/7/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of Dorsey's best and most humorous. Must admit a bit of bias, as there are characters from my home state of WI and adopted home state of KY. The WI characters and what they went through hit especially close to home. "

    - Dave, 2/3/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " More adventures with Serge and Coleman. "

    - Barbara, 2/2/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Still glad that Dorsey is NOT right in all the right ways. "

    - Kim, 1/17/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another madcap adventure in Florida with Serge and Coleman. Lots of craziness, but a fairly accurate portrayal of the state. "

    - Mathew, 1/9/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " If you like Carl Hiaasen I recommend reading this author too. "

    - Kelli, 12/29/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The usual over the top madness of Serge & Coleman with Florida travelogue. Can't wait for the next. "

    - Bill, 12/25/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Still funny reading the crazy situations involving Serge! "

    - Ben, 12/23/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This series never fails to crack me up! Loved it! "

    - Margi, 12/6/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " These books are always funny. In this episode of the Serge A. Storms story, he takes on a whole new brand of victimizer and finds some new normals to play with. "

    - Robin, 12/4/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I love the series but this one is a huge disappointment. Feels this was just thrown together just to get something to publish, if there is a next installment in the series I will check out of the library before I buy. This book wasn't worth the price. "

    - Tom, 12/4/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " While this isn't my favorite of this series it was still very entertaining. "

    - Sharon, 11/23/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Serge and Coleman are up to their usual big=hearted but lethal hijinx. "

    - Vickie, 9/18/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Entertaining as always! A bit convoluted but that is not unusual in the Serge Storms saga. The inclusion of Florida history seems a bit more forced in this one but it is always informative. "

    - Fred, 9/13/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another chapter of the Serge Storms saga...another solid read. The usual laugh out loud parts are included. "

    - Todd, 7/10/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Crazy Serge Stroms liked it but agree with others ending was abrupt "

    - Jenn, 5/19/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Serge and Coleman, back at it again! If you enjoy the crazy atmosphere of Florida, this series is a gas. I enjoyed this one more than the previous book, which was more profane. He thought this one through more. "

    - Joanne, 5/3/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good book but kind of short. It's only 285 pages. "

    - Philip, 4/29/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As usual, I was in no way disappointed with the newest Serge story. And, as usual, I regret that I'll have to wait a while for another one to come out. I can't get enough of Dorsey's stuff. "

    - Dustin, 4/4/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wisconsin and Madison play a role in this one!! love it!! "

    - Jeff, 1/22/2013

About the Author

Tim Dorsey is the author of multiple bestselling novels in the popular Serge Storms series, for which the Providence Journal called him “the undisputed king of the comic crime novel.” Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a police and courts reporter for the Alabama Journal and a night metro editor for the Tampa Tribune.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has won five Audie Awards from the Audio Publisher’s Association, fourteen Earphone Awards, and two Listen Up Awards from Publisher’s Weekly. He was named a 2008 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture by AudioFile magazine. He has appeared on stage as well as in film and television, and he is a veteran voice actor who can be heard in numerous cartoons and video games. He is one of the founders of New York City’s Collective Unconscious theater, and his performances include the award-winning “reality play” Charlie Victor Romeo and A. R. McElhinney’s cult classic film A Chronicle of Corpses.