Electric Barracuda (Serge Storms Series #13)

Electric Barracuda (Serge Storms Series #13)

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by Tim Dorsey
     
 

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“Dorsey differs from writers such as Carl Hiassen, James Hall, and Elmore Leonard…These guys fire bullets. Dorsey makes sure his gun is filled with hollow-point.”
Sarasota Herald Tribune

Readers who can’t get enough of lovable serial killer Serge A. Storms can rejoice. He’s back in Electric

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“Dorsey differs from writers such as Carl Hiassen, James Hall, and Elmore Leonard…These guys fire bullets. Dorsey makes sure his gun is filled with hollow-point.”
Sarasota Herald Tribune

Readers who can’t get enough of lovable serial killer Serge A. Storms can rejoice. He’s back in Electric Barracuda—the latest outrageous romp through the Sunshine State by Tim Dorsey, master of the zany crime thriller. This time Serge is a fugitive running from the police, and murder and mayhem have never been more over-the-top hilarious. Tim Dorsey’s Electric Barracuda is not to be missed. The Miami Herald put it best: “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.”

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Dorsey's madcap 13th novel featuring vigilante serial killer Serge A. Storms (after Gator A-Go-Go), Serge gets engaged in a scheme cooked up by his faithful sidekick, Coleman, who hopes to attract tourists to Florida by offering theme vacations: "My first theme vacation: the ‘tourist fugitive.' You come down here and pretend to be on the lam." Those on the gleefully maniacal Serge's trail include a conniving lawyer gulled into thinking Serge has the key to Al Capone's lost treasure, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement task force, and Serge's personal Javert, the obsessive, dubiously lucid but insightful Agent Mahoney. Dorsey cheerfully rejoices in Florida's colorful history and in the triumph of absurdity and anarchy over law and propriety. His police are no better than Keystone Kops, while tempering his deranged protagonist's taste for complex murder is Serge's unerring ability to select worthy targets. An unnecessary final revelation aside, series fans will be pleased. (Feb.)
Kirkus Reviews

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062041593
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Series:
Serge Storms Series , #13
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
106,474
File size:
1 MB

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