By Carl Hiaasen
From "the funniest very important author in the US" (Miami usher in) comes a story that's gleefully zany and incisively sharp and now on hand in alternate paperback for the 1st time.
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Her throat felt like she’d been gargling sawdust. She heard the chopper soaring close by but she couldn’t see it throughout the bushes. might be it’s me they’re trying to find, she proposal, even if she couldn’t think why. Fry wasn’t looking forward to her domestic until eventually tomorrow, so he had no cause to name out the Coast safeguard. until… Honey stiffened. …unless it was once her ex-husband who’d summoned a seek helicopter, which he wouldn’t do until there has been an emergency again on the town. Like whatever lousy had occurred to Fry. Honey Santana lunged to her toes, approximately garroting herself. Piejack introduced her down with one sharp yank. “What’s your challenge, girl? ” he stated. Frantically she scanned the sky. A imaginative and prescient grew to become mounted in her brain of Fry immobile on a stretcher in a dashing ambulance. The boy’s head was once bandaged and his father used to be sitting beside him, stroking his hair. the picture used to be so bright that Honey inspiration she may listen the ambulance siren above the excessive drone of the helicopter. Then the chopper flew away and the imaginative and prescient light. Honey used to be overtaken through a wish to homicide Louis Piejack immediate, and he or she could have attempted had she now not been sure by way of the neck. He stood up shakily and acknowledged, “Let’s get a movement on, ’fore that whirlybird comes again. ” Honey watched with a tendency fascination as Piejack struggled to untie the rope from the tree, no effortless job for a guy with a collection of jumbled arms. After a number of challenging makes an attempt he determined to assault the knot together with his enamel, liberating either palms to hoist the gumbo department as a sobering reminder for Honey to act. as soon as the rope was once unfastened, he controlled to rehitch the loose finish round his chest. Wordlessly he headed into the woods, major Honey like a pack mule. They walked for part an hour, following a dense and surprising coastline until eventually they broke right into a huge clearing. At one finish used to be an untidy campsite with a small fireplace pit that used to be piled with ashes. Piejack tethered Honey to a different tree whereas he rifled the apparatus belonging to the campers, who have been nowhere to be obvious. He came across an uncapped jug of water, which he guzzled with out rather a lot as a look towards Honey, who used to be too proud to invite for a drink. Louis Piejack tossed the empty water bottle and resumed foraging. He kicked anything tough that used to be wrapped in a blanket, and it made a noise like a cat stuck in bedsprings. Piejack kicked open the package and published a blinding electrical guitar, which he collected into his foully stained lap. Honey felt vindicated. Boyd Shreave had scoffed at her while she acknowledged she’d heard guitar tune. “Can you play one a those? ” Piejack requested. “Sure. ” She was once making an attempt to not circulation her jaws. “I’m a piano guy myself. ” Piejack all started tweaking the strings together with his contaminated nubs. “This baby’s worthy a few money, ya imagine? ” “Go effortless, Louis. ” Honey was once disgusted to determine him smearing his rancid bandages around the appealing end at the Gibson. “Will you do a track for me? ” “I wager so. when you untie this rope,” Honey acknowledged. She couldn’t play a lick, however it was once worthy a shot. Piejack hunched over to paintings one-handedly at the loops of the knot.