Jack Tagger is a frustrated journalist. His outspoken views have relegated him to the obituary page, with his byline never again to disgrace the front page. But Jack has stumbled across a whale of a story that might just resurrect his career . . .
James Stomarti, infamous frontman of rock band Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, has died in a diving accident and Jack harbours suspicions that the glamorous pop starlet widow may have had a vested interest in her husband's untimely death. It all smells a little too fishy. Aided and abetted by his rather sexy (if unnervingly ambitious) young editor, Emma, Jack sets out to in pursuit of the truth - and a nice juicy story. But of course nothing is ever straightforward and with murderous goons on his tail, brutal internal politics at the paper and a paranoia about death, Jack is struggling to keep his head above water. Was Jimmy Stomarti murdered? Is someone trying to kill off the Slut Puppies one by one? And what significance can a dead lizard named Colonel Tom possibly have?
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Journalist Jack Tagger's outspoken views have caused him to be relegated to the obituary page - but then he discovers that infamous rock star James Stomarti may have been murdered as opposed to being the victim of a simple diving accident. Another hilarious take on life in Florida by an international bestselling writer.
About Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen is the author of Tourist Season, Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Strip Tease, Stormy Weather, Lucky You and Sick Puppy. Together they have been translated into twenty languages and are all available from Pan Books.
Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen
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