Electric Barracuda (Serge Storms Series #13)by Tim Dorsey
Serge Storms, that lovable thermonuclear vigilante, has been leaving corpses strewn across the Sunshine State for more than a decade. The authorities notice the body count, and send a task force to track down Serge. Could his luck finally have run out? Meanwhile, armed with his perpetually baked sidekick, Coleman, Serge decides to resurrect his Internet… See more details below
Serge Storms, that lovable thermonuclear vigilante, has been leaving corpses strewn across the Sunshine State for more than a decade. The authorities notice the body count, and send a task force to track down Serge. Could his luck finally have run out? Meanwhile, armed with his perpetually baked sidekick, Coleman, Serge decides to resurrect his Internet travel-advice website where you, too, can learn how to experience Florida through the eyes of a fugitive.
Off they go, blogging along a getaway route through the state’s most remote bayous, back roads, and bars, where the number of cadavers begins stacking up like Serge’s website hits. Clues and questions mount: Who are all the women being photographed in the swamp? And what made Coleman draw on his face with Magic Markers? In the meantime, Serge’s grandfather’s old Miami Beach gang suddenly has their life savings wiped out, and there’s a good bet it was no accident. Too much action for Serge to juggle? Not when it involves his favorite new obsession: tracking Al Capone’s little-known escapades in the Everglades.
Floridaphile vigilante Serge Storms (Gator A-Go-Go, 2010, etc.) dodges law-enforcement agents in the Everglades.
What better place than South Florida's lushly overgrown, gator-packed wilderness—known as a swamp but actually an immense, slow-moving river, Serge sagely points out—for a fugitive to hide out? And who better to lead a tour through Snook Haven, Gator Hook, the Loop Road (Al Capone's favorite hideout) and Cabbage Key than perennial fugitive Serge, who's so used to being on the run that he doesn't even notice the trail of federal agents, local law and freelance bounty hunters led by his nemesis Agent Mahoney? Instead of attending to them, Serge is planning his Fugitive Tour, billed on his website as the best way to experience Florida's least-known attractions, like the museum in remote Chokoloskee Island or the Rod and Gun in Everglades City, where guests stay in cottages to protect the dark-paneled main building from fire. Not even a surprise visit from his ex-wife Molly, who brings a 5-year-old tornado named Mikey who needs to bond with his dad, or his sidekick Coleman's need for frequent bar stops can slow Serge down. He barely has time to kill six bad guys—two playground-cruising pedophiles and four insurance execs gorging on bailout booty—while staying on the lam.
Despite the relatively low body count, Serge fans can revel in his increasingly arcane knowledge of Southern Florida lore as well as the cat-and-mouse thrills in Dorsey's lucky 13th.
Meet the Author
Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of seventeen other novels: Tiger Shrimp Tango, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, When Elves Attack, Pineapple Grenade, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo, Torpedo Juice, Cadillac Beach, The Stingray Shuffle, Triggerfish Twist, Orange Crush, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, and Florida Roadkill. He lives in Tampa, Florida.
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