Carl Hiaasen

"Sick Puppy"

By Carl Hiaasen

Published October 5, 2000 7:00PM (EDT)

Writer Carl Hiaasen (pronounced "hiya-sun") graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Florida at Gainesville. He is the author of seven other best-selling novels as well the author of "Team Rodent," a revealing essay on the Disney enterprise in Florida. He was raised in South Florida and presently lives in Tavernier, FL.

Brilliantly twisted entertainment wrapped around a powerful ecological plea, his new novel "Sick Puppy" is Carl Hiaasen at his riotous and muckraking best. Dognapping eco-terrorists, bogus big-time hunters, a Republicans-only hooker, an infamous ex-governor who's gone back to nature, thousands of singing toads and a Labrador retriever greater than the sum of his Labrador parts -- these are only some of the denizens of Carl Hiaasen's outrageously funny new novel.

Listen to an MP3 audio excerpt from "Sick Puppy," read by actor Edward Asner and brought to you in cooperation with Random House Audio Books.

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