Year published: 1981
Date finished: Sept. 29, 2016
Genre: Mystery, humor
Review: Chris Matthews is living a good life in Miami where he is a successful architect. But then he sees a former girlfriend and her daughter killed in a hit and run accident. As if that isn't bad enough, the driver is a cocaine dealer and he has seen Chris.
Now Chris' life becomes a series of comic misadventures full of the sort of southern Florida zaniness that Hiaasen is famous for; but this novel, his first, has too much . darkness to allow the full insanity to reign.