Coconut Cowboy (Serge Storms Series #19)

Coconut Cowboy (Serge Storms Series #19)

by Tim Dorsey


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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062240057
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Serge Storms Series , #19
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 457,563
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of twenty-one novels: 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 Tampa, FL.

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Coconut Cowboy (Serge Storms Series #19) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thumbs way up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this guy and his books, but this last one was TOO SHORT!
Anonymous 12 months ago
More zany antics from Serge and Coleman. My favorite homicidal maniac doles out his own special brand of just and saves the day again! Gotta love the Easy Rider and Tom Petty homages as Serge does another of his whirlwind historical tours.
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
From the publisher: Inspired by the classic biker flick “Easy Rider,” the irrepressible trivia buff and his drug-addled travel buddy, Coleman [otherwise known as his “research assistant”], head out on a motorcycle tour down the length of the Sunshine State, on a mission to rediscover the lost era of the American Dream. But going from small town to small town, they discover that some have lost much of their former charm - - including one particular hamlet of skeezy rural politics hell-bent on keeping prying eyes out of their ineptly corrupt style of local government. Traveling across the state, Serge and Coleman engage in some high-life hijinks, complete with the state’s trademark crop of jerks, lethal science experiments, drug kingpins, double-crosses, unearthed bodies, barbecue and groovy tunes. And when a few innocent newcomers stumble into the mix, the stakes are raised to new backwoods heights. After a recent diet of books filled with blood, gore and not a little violence, this was just what the doctor ordered, especially coming as it did for me after a year filled with tension and the stress of the political season ending as it did. To call this tale, the 19th in the series, ‘zany’ is an understatement, but oh, what fun!! It is pointed out to the reader that we live in the same country that “allows both Sarah Palin and Barbara Streisand to roam freely.” The novel begins with Serge and Coleman driving their ’72 Mercury Comet west “across the part of the Florida Panhandle in the gravitational orbit of Alabama.” They soon arrive in Wobbly, Florida, where the local rib joint doesn’t sell alcohol for lack of a license, which doesn’t deter the customers, who bring their own, and where there are rampant speed traps, lost utility-bill records and all the other off-the-books corruption” typical of how things run in this town, where traffic court is held in a barbecue restaurant, and which attracts our heroes since it was apparently the shooting location of the final scene from “Easy Rider.” When they pass the state penitentiary in Atmore, and Coleman says it looks familiar, Serge tells him he probably recognizes it from the Prison Channel, which is what he calls MSNBC. They visit scenes straight out of the sixties, illicit drugs rampant, mainly “Molly,” which we learn “is short for Molecule, specifically MDMA, the latest craze with a more purified strain of ecstasy.” (Just in case you were wondering) There is a trio of characters named Elroy, Slow and Slower, who contribute mightily to the inability of the reader to keep from laughing out loud. A particularly funny scene is the site of a hearing in the Florida state capital in Tallahassee. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which is, as you might have guessed, recommended. (The author’s next book, Clownfish Blues, is scheduled for publication on January 24th.)
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It sounds good !