Hurricane Punch by Tim Dorsey
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That lovable, under-undermedicated dispenser of truth, justice, and trivia is back with a vengeance—just as his cherished home state is about to take a beating from a conga line of hurricanes bearing down on the peninsula. But as Serge and his burnout buddy Coleman go storm-chasing, bodies begin turning up at a disturbing rate, even by Florida standards. It looks like a serial killer is on the loose—another serial killer—which highly offends Serge's moral sensibilities. And he vows he'll stop at nothing to unmask his thrill-killing rival and make All Things Right—though Coleman's triathlete approach to the sport of polyabuse binging threatens to derail the mission more completely than the entire combined Sunshine State police community could ever hope to.


About Tim Dorsey

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Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of fourteen novels: Pineapple Grenade, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo, Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, and Torpedo Juice. He lives in Tampa, Florida.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But when an article by his old nemesis Agent Mahoney in Florida Law Enforcement Quarterly suggests that Serge’s neurological idiosyncrasies may cause him to age prematurely out of his chosen field, Serge plans “the Elvis of comebacks,” with special attention to upstaging a copycat killer who call...

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There is a mystery here --- the identity of Storms's competitor is the puzzler --- but HURRICANE PUNCH is not so much a whodunit as it is a commentary, a snapshot of the underbelly of the Florida population, a demographic that is unacknowledged by the Florida Department of Tourism but nonetheless...

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The guy mouths off to Serge, so Serge converts a hotel room into a giant amp, by wiring magnets and metal around the room and then nailing up plywood.

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Before Florida can be destroyed due to the numerous hurricanes hitting this season, Serge must reveal the true killer and work his way through his mid-life crisis.

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Serge's psychiatrist suggests he get a job and he tries but things never seem to work out quite right when Coleman goes to work with him.

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You'll likely want to run out and buy the other books in Dorsey's Serge series (or, buy them online at friendly sites like this one), such as Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Torpedo Juice, and The Big Bamboo, to name a few.

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