Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen

This is the first Carl Hiaasen book that I have read and it was a lot of fun. Andrew Yancy is a former Miami police officer and is currently suspended from the Monroe County sheriff’s office (Florida Keys area) for publicly assaulting his girlfriend’s husband with a vacuum cleaner attachment. He is now assigned to restaurant inspector or “roach patrol” which he loathes. Andrew ends up in custody of a human arm snagged by a charter fishing boat and he see this as a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of the sheriff and he suspects foul play was involved. The rest of the plot is far too convoluted to relate. The monkey, a former costar of Johnny Depp, is indeed very, very bad. I listened to the book on CD narrated by Arte Johnson, who gave an excellent performance.

RATING: * * * * Very, very good
Reviewed by: kh

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