Salty by Mark Haskell Smith
A Novel

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“Smith gets the details of mid-level rock stardom just right … mixing laughs and satire like a cross between Carl Hiaasen and Ross Thomas. A-” —Entertainment Weekly

From the author of Moist and Delicious comes a raucous comic novel where anything goes. Turk Henry, an overweight, unemployed rock star married to a supermodel, has discovered that Thailand is probably the last place a recovering sex addict should go on vacation, yet here he is, surrounded by topless groupies and haunted by the stares of hundreds of luscious bar girls. Turk’s struggles with monogamy, however, pale beside a greater challenge when his wife is abducted by a group of renegade, shipless Thai pirates. As Turk, whose life skills are limited to playing bass and partying, navigates the back alleys of Bangkok and the deadly jungles of Southeast Asia to save his wife, Salty heats up and sweats bullets. Featuring skinflint American tourists, topless beaches, a hypochondriac U.S. government agent, suitcases loaded with cash, an over-eager full-service personal assistant, a horny Australian commando, inventive prostitutes, and an urbane pirate with a fetish for alabaster skin, this is a hilariously entertaining, thoroughly debauched caper novel — with a happy finish.

About Mark Haskell Smith

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Mark Smith lives in a small town in the Midwest and has enjoyed the creative outlet of writing since a young age. Sir Nathan and the Quest for Queen Gobbledeegook was originally written as a silly romp through a land of adventure for the author's young nieces and nephews. Now it has been rewritten and edited for a general release, aimed at other children like the author's 10 year old son and for those young at heart.The author's second book, Sir Nathan and the Troublesome Task, continues the adventure of the Hero of Mariskatania.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press, Black Cat. 313 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Staking out uncomfortable territory between gonzo humor and something far more serious, this thrill-packed romp from novelist (Moist ; Del

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