Carl Hiaasen turns his acerbic wit onto the world of journalism and newspaper owners. Jack Tagger is an obituary writer obsessed with three things: his editor Emma, his own mortality and the death of rock star Jimmy Stomarti. Was 'Jimmy Stoma' murdered? Jack determines to find out in a typical Hiassen mix of unlikely characters and bizarre events. For me not as hilarious as earlier Hiaasen novels but funny all the same.
A familiar frostiness creeps into my mother's voice.
'I wish you could hear yourself from where I sit. Surely there's someone you can talk, someone who could help ....'
'There is someone,' I say 'You, Mom. You could tell me what happened to my father.'