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Independently prosperous eco-terrorist Twilly Spree teaches a flagrant litterbug a lesson--and leaves the offender's valuable diversity Rover swarming with hungry dung beetles. whilst he discovers the litterer is among the strongest political fixers in Florida, the true Hiaasen-style enjoyable starts.
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His spouse requested. "When you blasted her, I suggest. " "Well – " "Did she cost? " "No, Des. every thing was once over in a moment. It used to be a fresh shot. " Desirata was once Palmer Stoat's 3rd spouse. She was once thirty-two years previous, an avid tennis participant and an occasional liberal. Stoat's associates as soon as known as her a bunny hugger simply because she wasn't partial to blood activities. all of it relies on whose blood you are speaking approximately. Stoat had acknowledged with a taut snicker. "I consider you took video? ' Desie acknowledged to her husband. "Your first endangered species and all. " "As an issue of truth, no. No video. " "Oh, Dick's place of work referred to as. " Stoat rolled down the window and flicked the ash off his Cuban. "When? " "Four times," Desie stated. "Starting at seven-thirty. " "Next time permit the computing device choose up. " "I was once conscious besides. " Stoat stated, "Who in Dick's place of work? " "Some lady. " that truly narrows it down, Stoat notion. Dick Artemus used to be the governor of Florida, and he beloved to rent girls. Desie acknowledged, "Should I make dinner? " "No, let's you and that i exit. To rejoice, okay? " "Great. i'm going to put on anything useless. " "You're a revolt, Alice. " Palmer Stoat phoned Tallahassee and left a message at the voice mail of Lisa June Peterson, an aide to the governor. a lot of Dick Artemus's employees contributors glided by 3 names, a vestige in their collage sorority days at FSU. to this point, none of them had consented to have intercourse with Palmer Stoat, however it used to be nonetheless early within the new management. finally they'd come to work out how shrewdpermanent, strong and charismatic Stoat used to be, one of many or 3 best lobbyists within the kingdom. in simple terms in politics could a role like that get you laid; no basic girls have been inspired via what Stoat did for a dwelling, or maybe a lot drawn to it. In Wildwood he received at the turnpike and shortly later on stopped on the Okahumpka provider Plaza for a past due lunch: 3 hamburgers all of the method, luggage of french fries and a jumbo vanilla shake. He drove one-handed, stuffing his cheeks. The electronic Motorola all started ringing, and Stoat checked the caller identification. rapidly he touched the off button. the fellow at the different finish used to be a Miami commissioner, and Stoat had an organization rule opposed to talking without delay with Miami commissioners – those that were not already below indictment have been lower than research, and all mobilephone strains into urban corridor had some time past been tapped. the very last thing Palmer Stoat wanted used to be one other journey to the grand jury. Who had time for such nonsense? someplace north of Yeehaw Junction, a grimy black pickup truck seemed within the Rover's rear window. The truck got here up quick after which settled in, 3 vehicle lengths in the back of Stoat's bumper. Stoat used to be gnawing on fries and gabbing at the mobile, so he did not pay critical cognizance until eventually an hour or so later, while he spotted the truck was once nonetheless in the back of him. bizarre, he proposal. Southbound site visitors used to be mild – why did not the fool go? Stoat punched the Rover up earlier 90, however the truck stayed shut. steadily Stoat eased off the accelerator until eventually he coasted right down to forty-five; the black pickup remained correct there, 3 lengths in the back of, as though hooked up by way of a tow bar.