NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Carl Hiaasen debuts his first book for teens with this laugh-out-loud rescue story, SKINK NO SURRENDER.
Typical Malley - to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard - he knows his cousin's in trouble before she does. Wild Skink - he's a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets and giant gators.
Carl Hiaasen first introduced readers to Skink more than 25 years ago in DOUBLE WHAMMY, and he quickly became Hiaasen's most iconic and beloved character, appearing in six novels to date. Both teens and adults will be thrilled to catch sight of the elusive 'captain' as he pursues his own unique brand of swamp justice. With Skink at the wheel, the search for a missing girl is both nail-bitingly tense and laugh-out-loud funny.
A funny and furiously fast-moving novel populated by engaging characters and fuelled by a strong sense of moral outrage - GUARDIAN
As ever with Hiaasen, rambustious humour and twisted French farce plotting make the book a joy to read, and there's the usual undercurrent of scathing indignation against modern civilisation's stupidities - FINANCIAL TIMES
America's finest satirical novelist - OBSERVER
Carl Hiaasen is a supremely entertaining writer whose novels also bear a timely message ... an abiding belief in the power of the individual to alter things - INDEPENDENT
Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. His previous novels include the bestselling Nature Girl, Star Island, Bad Monkey and Razor Girl, and three bestselling children's books, Hoot, Flush and Scat. They have been translated into 34 languages, 33 more than he can read or write. Carl Hiaasen also writes an award-winning weekly column for The Miami Herald.