Razor Girl : A novel
Since I had only known the author, Hiaasen, as a writer of children’s stories, this novel came as quite a shock: it is definitely for adults. The story is madcap, layered, and very well written. The protagonists could be Bacall and Bogart or Eastwood, but the story is definitely modern day. There are reality TV stars who are not what they portray. There are unscrupulous Hollywood agents, but the main characters are a policeman who has been driven off active duty because of the tempestuous nature of his acts. He (literally) bumps into a con girl who is as aloof as she is seductive. The main character, Yancy, lives in a secluded serene part of the Florida keys, and he is determined to keep it that way in spite of the efforts of an ambulance-chasing attorney and his fiancee. When the reality TV star disappears after an un-politically correct performance, all the characters seek to find him for one reason or another, but reality TV bumps into reality, and thereby hangs one good read and a fun story.
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