Carl Hiaasen

09 April 1999
512 pages


The world is a sewer ... and we're all dodging s*!*...'

Welcome to the Eager Beaver ... not just a topless fun palace in the heart of southern Florida's deadliest human swamp, but the mega-sleazy backdrop to the juiciest scandal in Miami's entirely colourful history. It's enough to say it begins with the sex-addled political fixer 'Moldy Moldowski', Erin the beautiful stripper and a champagne bottle ... and ends in a riotous cocktail of blackmail, comedy and cover-ups starring grotesques great and small. Enough to say it could only be Carl Hiaasen. And he's simply the best there is.

'A neat indictment of the US political system, a sly reminder of how pathetic men are, a beautifully timed thriller and - this is the important bit - very funny indeed' GQ

'Hilairious... this novel could be dangerous to your ribs. Keep an eye on Erin. She, and Strip Tease, are winners' New York Times