Tourist Season

Tourist Season

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by Carl Hiaasen, Edward Asner
     
 

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The only trace of the first victim was his Shriner's fez washed up on the Miami Beach. The second victim, the head of the city's chamber of commerce, was found dead with a toy alligator lodged in his throat. And that was just the beginning ...

Now Brian Keyes, reporter turned private eye, must move from muckraking to rooting out murder ... in a caper that will mix

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The only trace of the first victim was his Shriner's fez washed up on the Miami Beach. The second victim, the head of the city's chamber of commerce, was found dead with a toy alligator lodged in his throat. And that was just the beginning ...

Now Brian Keyes, reporter turned private eye, must move from muckraking to rooting out murder ... in a caper that will mix football players, politicians, and police with a group of anti-development fanatics and a very, hungry crocodile.

Strip Tease, Stormy Weather, and Native Tongue, by Carl Hiaasen, are also available from Random House AudioBooks. Skin Tight is available as a Random House Price-Less Audio.

Edward Asner won five Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Lou Grant — first on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and then on Lou Grant. He has garnered much acclaim for his many television, theatrical, and film performances. He has previously read Strip Tease, Stormy Weather, and Skin Tight, all by Carl Hiaasen, for Random House AudioBooks.

Tourist Season Warner is available in paperback from Warner Books.

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Editorial Reviews

Tony Hillerman
''Tourist Season'' is a lively story of a conspiracy intended to save Florida for the future by terrorizing tourists and thereby collapsing its superhyped condominium economy. . . . Mr. Hiaasen leaves you grinning a lot. . . Reading Carl Hiaasen is fun. Behind the fun is a sophisticated morality story that leaves you to decide exactly who the bad guy was.
— The New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
When the president of the Miami Chamber of Commerce is found dead inside a suitcase with his legs sawn off and a rubber alligator stuffed down his throat, news and police locals prefer to believe it's simply another typical South Florida crime. But when letters from a terrorist group, Las Noches de Diciembre, link the man's death to the disappearances of a visiting Shriner and a Canadian tourist, former newsman (now private eye) Brian Keyes intuits that someone is out to kill Florida's tourist trade. His investigation leads him to an old journalism crony obsessed with fury against the state's irresponsible development policies. Miami Herald columnist Hiaasen writes with a seriousness of intent and knack for characterization which, unfortunately, outstrip his comic talents. This is an auspicious solo debut for the serious Hiaasen (he has written three thrillers with William Montalbano), but a lukewarm one for him as a potential comic-absurdist. (March 24p

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394589688
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/09/1996
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes, 3 hrs.
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

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

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