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    The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum

War hero and infamous ladies’ man General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living legend. Under house arrest in Peking with a case against him pending in Washington, this looks like the end of Mac’s illustrious career. But he has a plan of his own: kidnap the Pope. What’s the ransom? Just one American dollar—for every Catholic in the world.

Year: 1975
Genre: Comic Thriller

    Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen

The first sign of trouble is a Shriner's fez washed up on a Miami beach. The next is a suitcase containing the almost-legless body of the local chamber of commerce president found floating in a canal...The locals are desperate to keep the murders under wraps and the tourist money flowing. But it will take a reporter-turned-private eye to make sense of a caper that mixes football players, politicians, and one very hungry crocodile.

Year: 1986
Genre: Comic Thriller

    The Road to Omaha by Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum’s wayward hero, the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins, returns with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong—and wreak vengeance on the [redacted] who drummed him out of the military. Discovering a long-buried 1878 treaty with an obscure Indian tribe, the Hawk, a.k.a. Chief Thunder Head, hatches a brilliant plot that will ultimately bring him and his reluctant legal eagle, Sam Devereaux, before the Supreme Court.

Year: 1992
Genre: Comic Thriller

    Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen

Only in America could an innocent, if drunken, guest of honor at a strip club bachelor party become a mortal threat against Big Money and Big Government. Only in South Florida, land of roadside honky-tonks and sinister pleasure boats--not to mention blackmail and murder--would a virtuous topless dancer join forces with a cool but clueless cop. And only in the fiction of Carl Hiaasen do readers experience riveting suspense, razor-sharp characters, and the most wicked humor imaginable.

Year: 1993
Genre: Comic ThrillerExtortionSatire

    Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

From the best-selling author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl, a hilarious new novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida's gold coast. It's the height of the Palm Beach charity ball season: for every disease or cause, there's a reason for the local luminaries to eat (minimally), drink (maximally), and be seen. But when a prominent high-society dowager suddenly vanishes during a swank gala, and is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt.

Year: 2020
Genre: Comic ThrillerMissing PersonSatire

 

 

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-- -- --1975 The Road to Gandolfo   by Robert Ludlum
-- -- --1986 Tourist Season   by Carl Hiaasen
-- -- --1992 The Road to Omaha   by Robert Ludlum
-- -- --1993 Strip Tease   by Carl Hiaasen
-- -- --2020 Squeeze Me   by Carl Hiaasen