A slapstick thriller set in Florida, featuring oddball characters. They include a homeless man who lives in a tree, a student with a squirt gun playing a game called Killer, a couple of real killers, and a terrorist with a nuclear bomb in a suitcase.
This zany story takes place in the Coconut Grove section of Miami, Florida. Two high school boys are playing a game called killer. The rules are to use their water gun and shoot a fellow student with a third student to confirm the 'kill.' The target of this play 'kill' is Jenny Herk, the step-daughter of a man who is both a gambler and an embezzler. He picks the wrong people to attempt to steal from and a hit is place on him. … more
As a fan of the South Florida novel genre (think Hiaasen and Dorsey), I couldn't pass on reading Dave Barry's Big Trouble. I can't resist the chance to escape into the world of inept criminals and off-the-wall personalities that seem to make up a significant portion of that population. :) I'm a bit surprised that I somehow let this one get by my radar for so long (originally published over ten years ago), but oh well. Big Trouble … more