The Riptide Ultra-Glide
Brilliant local historian, bighearted psychopath and chipper tour guide Serge Storms takes a holidaying couple on the ride of a lifetime.
When newly unemployed Patrick and Barbara McDougall decide a break in Florida is just what they need to put life back on the right track, awful accommodations, a robbery, and a not-so-helpful police department make them rethink their decision to drown their troubles in paradise.
Luckily, charismatic Serge and his perpetually altered sidekick, Coleman, are on hand. But are the McDougalls safer with Serge – or should they take their chances on the mean streets? Will Coleman get tired of signing autographs? Can pelicans be used as murder weapons? And is time running out for our heroes?
In other words, welcome to Tim Dorsey’s slice of America – where nobody gets out unscathed and untanned!
What people are saying about Serge Storms:
“Over-the-top, off-the-wall, too-much-is-never-enough, Florida insanity was never described so authentically and with such enthusiasm.”
“Humor really doesn’t get better than this. Dorsey has a style all to his own that is simply not replicated anywhere.”
“Serge and Coleman are a match made in heaven and I am still laughing … truly a great read and I can’t wait to delve into more of Dorsey’s work.”
“This is Pulp Fiction on steroids with an acid tab chaser. There is insanity on every page and every page is a good time. Twists and turns, and some of the most creative homicidal mayhem I have ever read.”
“… for pure pleasure and entertainment you just can’t beat the maniacal style of the Serge Storm series.”
“Hilarious. … Serge Storms is, hands down, one of the most original and just-plain-captivating characters in modern crime fiction.” Booklist
“Entertaining … funny … irreverent and loving at the same time … [Dorsey] leaves the reader gasping for breath.” Washington Post Book World
“The characters in Tim Dorsey’s raucous novel would be shot on sight in any other state.” The New York Times Book Review
“Excellent … I almost exploded with laughter as I read Dorsey’s novel. It’s manic, hysterical, and puts Dorsey well up there with the cream of comic writers who seem to have made Florida the centre for satirizing America in the 21st century.” Independent
“Twisted hilarity … a compelling page-turner … Tim Dorsey is one sick bunny.” Belfast News Letter