Powder Burn

Powder Burn

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by Carl Hiaasen, Bill Montalbano
     
 

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Architect Chris Meadows has the bad luck to see an old girlfriend get hit by a car full of drugland hitmen. He has the worse luck to see the face of her murderers. Because in a town as violent as Miami, a witness doesn't stand a chance—especially when the cops who ought to be protecting him are more interested in dangling him as live bait.  See more details below

Overview

Architect Chris Meadows has the bad luck to see an old girlfriend get hit by a car full of drugland hitmen. He has the worse luck to see the face of her murderers. Because in a town as violent as Miami, a witness doesn't stand a chance—especially when the cops who ought to be protecting him are more interested in dangling him as live bait.

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[An] expertly plotted novel. -- The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375700682
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
279
Sales rank:
310,539
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Carl Hiaasen is the author of seven other novels.  He lives in Key West, Florida.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Tavernier, Florida
Place of Birth:
South Florida
Education:
Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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Powder Burn 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Hiason's quirky characters you will be sorely dissapointed. This book is not up to his standards at all. The plot was dull and the transitions between chapters left A LOT to be desired. The drug culture was a little too graphic and the ending seemed very forced. I truly expected better from this fantastic author.
grandmapenny More than 1 year ago
Mr. Hiaasen and Mr. Montelbano know just how to mix pleasure and pain to have this reader horrified one moment and unexpectedly guffawing the next. Love the plot with it's wee twists and turns and the main characters are wonderfully molded; you savour every episode of the story with and through them because they are so well drawn. I always enjoy a Hiaasen and this one did not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this. Not what I was expecting from Hiassen, but very fast moving and suspenseful. Great read!
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