After her shady marine scientist husband Chaz tries to kill her, Joey Perrone is saved by former cop Mick Stranahan. Now, Joey's out to screw with Chad from "beyond the grave" in Hiaasen's gleefully zany and uproariously funny "New York Times" bestseller.
Chaz Perrone night be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn't know which way the Gulf Stream runs, but he's out to make a killing--by doctoring water samples for a ruthless agribusiness tycoon illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife Joey is on to his scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unfortunately for Chaz, she doesn't die in the plunge. Clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, Joey Perrone is plucked from the ocean by former cop (and current loner) Mick Stranahan. But instead of rushing to the police to report the crime. Joey enlists Mick's and to help her stay dead and haunt her husband. Meanwhile, Chaz's cold-blooded partners in pollution grow uneasy about his ineptitude and increasingly erratic behavior, and Mick discovers that six failed marriages haven't killed the skewed romantic in him after all. Skinny Dip, Carl Hiaasen's biggest bestseller to date, was published in hardcover (Knopf, 7/04 with a first printing of 400,000 copies, hitting the New York Times bestseller list at #2, and the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post bestseller at #2. Warner has had a phenomenal track record with the paperback editions of Carl Hiaasen's novels Basket Case (1/03). Sick Puppy (2001). Lucky You (1998). Stormy Weather (1997) and Strip Tease (1994) have sold over 2.1 million copies combined. Warner Books is planning a major promotional push for all of Carl Hiaasen's trade paperbacks in 2005. Hiaasen's brand of irreverent humor has been critically praised and has vaulted his books to bestseller status. Sick Puppy spent 10 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and 11 weeks on the Publishers Weekly list; and Stormy Weather also hit the New York Times hardcover list.
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