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Stormy Weather (1995)

by Carl Hiaasen

Series: Skink (3)

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When a hurricane hits Florida, some people waste no time in exploiting it. The novel follows a few of them, including a woman who abandons a scheme to sleep with a Kennedy for a more lucrative insurance rip-off, and a former governor who turns avenger to protect the community from just such people.
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This was a fun read; it had it had its ups and downs, but the ups beat the downs and made it all worthwhile. ( )
  MartyFried | Oct 9, 2022 |
This is the first Carl Hiaasen book I read. I fell in love with Mr. Hiaasen's wit and Skink's attitude. I have been a fan ever since. ( )
  nab6215 | Jan 31, 2022 |
Stormy Weather is another Carl Hiaasen book the features Kink, the former Governor of Florida. Skink lives in the remaining wilds of Florida and survives mainly on roadkill. While this book was written in 1995 there are some very current themes. Poorly built houses were damaged beyond repair by the storm. Unscrupulous builders, building inspectors and sales people were all to blame. Among the victims of the hurricane were two dachshunds names Donald and Marla and an advertising account executive who had only read one book in his life, The Art of the Deal.

There is an abduction in this story. The reader will find his or her self wondering who abducted whom before the story is over. ( )
  MMc009 | Jan 30, 2022 |
A few too many characters, which made the book longer than it needed to be, otherwise, a good story with some true facts mixed in with the fictional story. Not my favorite Hiaasen, but still well worth the time to read. ( )
  bjkelley | Jan 4, 2022 |
I read a Hiaasen every year. No one has a better set of Florida man characters. ( )
  auldhouse | Sep 30, 2021 |
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On August 23, the day before the hurricane struck, Max and Bonnie Lamb awoke early, made love twice and rode the shuttle bus to Disney World.
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When a hurricane hits Florida, some people waste no time in exploiting it. The novel follows a few of them, including a woman who abandons a scheme to sleep with a Kennedy for a more lucrative insurance rip-off, and a former governor who turns avenger to protect the community from just such people.

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Hachette Book Group

2 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0446603422, 0446677167

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