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Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen
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Strip Tease (original 1993; edition 2005)

by Carl Hiaasen

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When a deranged Florida congressman falls for a gorgeous but virtuous stripper, he dedicates himself to pursuing this tasselled princess who is also a damsel in distress.
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Title:Strip Tease
Authors:Carl Hiaasen
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2005), Edition: d, Paperback, 464 pages
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This was the only Hiaasen I had not read and I saved and saved it. And then I heard he has a new one just about ready, so I read it. I have not seen the movie but I can tell you that the book is great. Such good Hiaasen. The heroine, dancing in a g-string to make enough money to get custody of her little girl from her disastrous ex-husband (who makes his living stealing wheel chairs). The bad guy who is really a good guy. A strange object on an arm (first we had the dog, and then the weed-whacker and now - well, I won't spoil it). A friend of mine wonders what strange substances this author must have in his sugar packets. I just hope he has a lifetime supply. ( )
  susandennis | Jun 5, 2020 |
Erin is fighting her ex-husband (and wheelchair thief), Darrell, for custody of their only child. Unfortunately, this means very big lawyer bills, so she finds a job at a strip club to pay those bills. One night, while dancing, a drunk man comes on stage and wraps his arms around her. Immediately after, another man runs on stage and starts beating the first man with a champagne bottle. The man doing the beating is an upstanding U.S. Congressman, David Dilbeck.

I actually think this may be my favourite book by Hiaasen so far. I've only read four, but this one seemed to have a more complex storyline than the others. I also really liked some of the characters. I do normally enjoy his environmental viewpoint, but the funny thing is - even though this is probably my favourite by him - the environmental stuff was really very minimal background stuff in this one. ( )
  LibraryCin | May 16, 2019 |
Heaps of fun :)
My first Hiaasen and it definitely won't be my last! ( )
  ZoeMarkham | Jan 10, 2018 |
At first, I did not think I would like this, but once I got into it, I really did. It is a fun story, if a tad dated. I want to classify it as suspense, but it is a little too humorous for that. ( )
  bookwyrmm | May 4, 2016 |
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  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
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On the night of September sixth, the eve of Paul Guber's wedding, his buddies took him to a strip joint near Fort Lauderdale for a bachelor party.
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When a deranged Florida congressman falls for a gorgeous but virtuous stripper, he dedicates himself to pursuing this tasselled princess who is also a damsel in distress.

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Only in America could an innocent, if drunken, guest of honor at a strip joint bachelor party become a mortal threat against Big Money and Big Government. Only in South Florida, land of roadside honky-tonks and sinister pleasure boats - not to mention blackmail and murder - would a virtuous topless dancer join forces with a cool but clueless cop. And only in the fiction of Carl Hiaasen do readers experience riveting suspense and razor-sharp characters along with the most wicked humor imaginable. This is Strip Tease, Hiassen's latest and most inventive tale of save appetites and sweet justice.
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