Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys. Noah's dad has a little problem with anger control. He tried to stop the "Coral Queen" casino boat's illegal dumping . . . by sinking the boat. But his bold protest fizzles: within days the casino is back in business, and Noah's dad is behind bars and out of action. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his father failed. But even though pumping raw sewage into the waters of the Florida Keys is both gross and against the law, turns out it's near impossible to catch the flusher especially when he's already bamboozled the prosecutors, the local press, and even the Coast Guard. But Noah's got a few allies. There's his little sister, Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a half-soused ex-mate of the "Coral Queen" who is willing to testify . . . for a price; and Shelly, a bighearted bartender with even bigger biceps. Okay, so the odds aren't good. But Noah has an ace up his sleeve a plan so crazy it just might stop the polluting, save the beaches, and prove to the world that it's the owner of the "Coral Queen," and not his dad, who is full of . . . crud.
About the Author
Carl Hiaasen (b. 1953) is the "New York Times "bestselling and award-winning author of more than twenty adult and young adult novels and nonfiction titles, including the novels "Strip Tease "(1993) and "Skinny Dip "(2004), as well as the mystery-thrillers "Powder Burn "(1981), "Trap Line" (1982), and "A Death in China "(1984), which were cowritten with fellow "Miami Herald "journalist Bill Montalbano (1941 1998). Hiaasen is best known for his satirical writing and dark humor, much of which is directed at various social and political issues in his home state of Florida. He is an award-winning columnist for the "Miami Herald", and lives in Vero Beach.
"Compulsively readable with a cleverly conceived resolution. . . . Fans of spy stories, action, environmental intrigue, and, well, Hiaasen, will cheer for this one." - The Bulletin