After narrowly escaping an attempt on his life, Florida state
investigator Nick Stranahan wants to find how who wants him dead,
and why. He enters into the world of the compulsively vain --- a TV
talk show host, a personal injury lawyer and a hit man on the run
--- all with similar needs: they want to alter their appearance.
SKIN TIGHT features Chemo, one of Hiaasen's most colorful bad guys.
The encounter at the airport when between Chemo and the Hara
Krishna flower peddlers is memorably funny. Plastic surgery has
never been more fun.
Reviewed by Roz Shea on January 23, 2011