A vacationing Shriner disappears, the only clue to his demise ---
his fez awash on a Miami beach. The director of the Chamber of
Commerce dies with a toy rubber alligator in his throat. It's the
height of South Florida's tourist season and the Orange Bowl is
nigh. The Chamber of Commerce is panicked as more tourists vanish.
Will Brian Keyes, former reporter turned PI, be able to stop the
eco-terrorist carnage by crocodile? We are introduced to Hiaasen's
singularly twisted and rollicking sense of humor in this, the first
of Hiaasen's South Florida fiendishly funny thrillers.
Reviewed by Roz Shea on January 23, 2011