When your cousin goes missing under suspicious circumstances, who do you call? There’s only one man for the job: a half-crazed, half-feral, one-eyed ex-governor named Skink.
Skink joins 14-year-old Richard on a breakneck chase across Florida, undaunted by lightning storms, poisonous snakes, flying bullets, and giant gators.
This is the 7th book in the Skink adult series; unlike the first six this one is for a younger audience. You don’t really need to read the first 6 books to understand Skink’s background story. Maybe I’ll get around to reading the first 6 books someday but keep in mind how strict I am about reading books in order.
Skink’s character is pretty much crazy. But when it comes to a good story, crazy is a good thing. Who wants to read a story about a sane person?
Well that’s the last of the Carl Hiaasen books. He hasn’t written anything for a young audience in years but I still hope he’ll come out of hiding and grace us with a new Floridian adventure.
All of these books are available on audio and I highly recommend listening to them on a road trip or just while driving around on errands.