Pineapple Grenade (Serge Storms Series #15)
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Pineapple Grenade (Serge Storms Series #15)

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by Tim Dorsey
     
 

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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. And 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.

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Overview

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. And 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.

Could this be the work of Serge, that eccentric trivialista and one-man vigilante squad? 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 his ever-stoned sidekick, Coleman, that he's decided to become a spy?

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?

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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Editorial Reviews

Sun-Sentinel
“Pineapple Grenade is a topsy-turvy, slap-happy romp through Florida.”
Gainesville Times
“Pineapple Grenade displays Dorsey’s talents as a comedian, a Florida historian, a political and social commentator, and a well-seasoned writer.”
Ventura County Star
“A “guy” book, a real “man’s man” kind of novel. But kind of fun for the ladies to enjoy as well - they kind of give women an insight into the weird, wonderful way a man’s mind works when the boys are let loose with their toys.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A blast… side-splitting satire.”
Oklahoma City Oklahoman
“Hilarious”
Denver Examiner
“A successful blend of high stakes thriller action a la Miami Vice with laid back beachcombing style.”
Go386.com
“Bestseller Dorsey dishes up his Miami mayhem with a side order of mordant wit … neither Dorsey’s fast-paced prose nor his delight in skewering human foolishness has lost its mischievous sparkle.”
All Good Things and More
“A rollicking ride”
Miami Herald
“Dorsey fans clamor for Serge. Dexter just can’t compete with this guy. For non-stop spy-jinks and neo-crusted cackles, head down to Miami for Tim Dorsey’s explosive Pineapple Grenade.”
Kirkus Reviews
Serge Storms (When Elves Attack, 2011, etc.) bumps it up a notch, joining a CIA operation so covert even the agency doesn't know about it. Convinced that he may be wasting his considerable talent for mayhem by confining himself to killing bad guys one at a time, Serge decides to go global. A day after their flight from Tampa somehow never gets off the ground, he and perma-buzzed pal Coleman drive to Miami and check into the Royal Poinciana, whose crumbling aqua trim appeals to Serge's sense of nostalgia. He gets himself a quick gig exporting cheap souvenirs to third-world countries. But he has his eyes on a bigger prize. He and Coleman visit the consulate of Costa Gorda and offer to spy on—well, whoever needs spying on. Security kicks them to the curb, convincing Serge that they've been hired. After a hasty visit to Mahoney, who's retired from an FBI career dedicated mainly to stalking Serge, the newly minted secret agents set off on a surveillance tour of pretty much anyone involved in the upcoming Meeting of the Americas Conference. (Serge does take time out to dispatch several carjackers in bizarre and painful ways, since someone has to keep the predators in check.) It isn't long before he attracts the attention of Lugar and Oxnart, rival CIA field supervisors, each of whom suspects that Serge is the other's secret weapon. Don't they realize that Serge belongs to no man, having dedicated himself wholly to Truth, Justice and Florida Trivia? Dorsey's 15th pits Serge against what may be the only folks as dysfunctional as he is: members of the international intelligence community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061876936
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Series:
Serge Storms Series, #15
Pages:
342
Sales rank:
262,585
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.84(d)

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Tim Dorsey, and have followed Serge and Coleman throughout their literary journey. I was pleasantly surprised with Pineapple Grenade, it was a hint of the earlier books with so many angles and pokes at politics, it was a refreshing break from real life. This book had me laughing out loud more than once. I still find myself cheering on Serge as he makes up his crazy schemes and shopping trips to Home Depot, while he still manages to save a South American President from assassination and keep Coleman alive. The twists and turns keep coming, and I had quite the guffaw every time they made up a new threat color for the Homeland Security "thermometer" ('but it's a different shade of red!"). If you like Dorsey's other novels, you should try a Pineapple Grenade.
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I thought that as the series goes on the books get more predictable... wrong.. Cant wait for the next one.
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