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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

 

 

Titles

YearTitle

1975The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum Comic Thriller
1986Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen Comic Thriller
1992The Road to Omaha by Robert Ludlum Comic Thriller
1993Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen Comic Thriller, Extortion, Satire
2020Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen Comic Thriller, Missing Person, Satire