Coconut Cowboy: A Novel (Serge Storms #20) (Paperback)
Channeling his inner Easy Rider, Serge Storms saddles up for his most epic, lethal, and hilarious road trip ever as he revvs off to find the lost American Dream . . . starting in the Florida Panhandle.
Obsessed with the iconic Sixties classic Easy Rider, encyclopedic Floridaphile, lovable serial killer, and movie buff extraordinaire Serge A. Storms devises his wildest plan yet: finish the journey begun by his freewheeling heroes, Captain America and Billy, tragically cut short by some shotgun-wielding rednecks.
Setting a course for the Florida panhandle, Captain Serge—with Coleman literally riding shotgun—mounts his classic motorcycle and hits the highway in search of the real America: the apple-pie-eating, freedom-swilling moms and pops of Main Street USA.
But the America he finds in the rural burgs dotting the neck of the peninsula is a little bit different . . . and a whole lot weirder than anything Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper encountered. In a state where criminal politicians are more common than gators, Serge and Coleman discover one particular speed-trap locale so aggressively inept at corruption that investigators are baffled where to start.
Expect nothing less than madness, mayhem, ingenious homicides, and mind-altering pharmaceuticals when Serge and Coleman’s path intersects with the Sunshine State’s hyper-dysfunctional rusticity.
Where’s Jack Nicholson when you need him?
Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of twenty-five other novels: Mermaid Confidential, Tropic of Stupid, Naked Came the Florida Man, No Sunscreen for the Dead, Pope of Palm Beach, Clownfish Blues, Coconut Cowboy, Shark Skin Suite, Tiger Shrimp Tango, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, When Elves Attack, Pineapple Grenade, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo, Torpedo Juice, Cadillac Beach, The Stingray Shuffle, Triggerfish Twist, Orange Crush, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, and Florida Roadkill. He lives in Florida.
“Amazing...one of his funniest and most deftly plotted yet.” — Providence Journal
“Entertainingly picaresque.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“It’s all fun in the Sunshine State. ... Nobody does wacky Florida like Dorsey.” — Shelf Awareness
“Heartily recommended for readers who like their mayhem served up with belly laughs.” — Booklist
“Always over the top, Dorsey has peaked with Coconut Cowboy, creating a tough act to follow for No. 20.” — Florida Times-Union
“Hilarious.” — New York Post
“Dorsey keeps the body count low but the energy high as he prove again that enough is enough, but too much is plenty.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Fast-paced. ... If you have not read any of Dorsey’s novels, join the fun.” — St. Augustine Record
“Inimitable. ... The Serge books are often hilarious, but there’s always something serious underpinning the antics.” — Tampa Bay Times
“Exquisite, zany, and yet sincere.” — Florida Weekly
“Pure Dorsey. ... Weird and funny and silly.” — South Florida Sun Sentinel
“The side-splittingest entry in the Serge A. Storms library.” — FloridaBookReview.net