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Skin Tight

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Carl Hiaasen

Hiaasen's latest thriller is his funniest and sharpest novel to date. Set in a south Florida swarming with ripoff artists, crooked cops, nude sunbathers and corrupt politicians, it features a Mafia-connected plastic surgeon with butterfingers, a bitchy … see full wiki

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Author: Carl Hiaasen
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
2 reviews about Skin Tight
review by . July 20, 2006
A middling effort by Carl Hiaasen still rates as a better than average read, and Skin Tight will not rank even remotely near his better stuff like Skinny Dip and Striptease. Maybe it's not fair to call this a middling effort though, since it was written in 1989. Since then Hiaasen has just written a lot of very, very good books. Dated though it may be this is still a lot of fun!    Mick Stranahan is a retired detective, semi-forced into retirement by a fatal encounter with a …
review by . February 24, 2003
This is an older novel by Carl Hiaason, but it shows very clearly his wit and grasp of the writing trade. His stories are always populated with an unusual assortment of oddball characters, and this one is no exception. We have a venal plactic surgeon, a thinly-disguised Geraldo Rivera knockoff, an overly-tall hitman with a very bad complexion, and other folks just wandering through this tale bringing their own brand of lunacy to the work. This book has some pretty gruesome ways to die, so it's not …
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