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Serge A. Storms embarks on a tour to meet his long-lost relatives in this latest madcap entry in the best-selling series from “Florida’s compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny” (Boston Globe) Tim Dorsey.

Devoted Floridaphile Serge Storms is a lover of history, so he’s decided to investigate his own using one of those DNA services from late-night TV. Excited to construct a family tree, he and Coleman hit the road to meet his kin. Along the way, he plans to introduce Coleman to the Sunshine State’s beautiful parks where he can brush up on his flora, fauna, and wildlife and more important, collect the missing stamps for his park passport book.

But as the old saying goes, the apple doesn’t fall far....  

Serge is thrilled to discover he may be related to a notorious serial killer who’s terrorized the state for 20 years and never been caught. Which one of his newfound relatives will be the one to help him hunt down this deranged maniac? Serge doesn’t know that a dogged investigator from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also hot on the trail.

Then Serge meets a park ranger who’s also longing to make a family reconnection. But all is not as it appears on the surface, and Serge’s newfound friendship in the mysterious swamps of Florida may lead to deadly results.

Finding his own relatives has made Serge understand the importance of family. Of course he’ll do anything to help....

©2021 Tim Dorsey (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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One of my favorites!

One of my favorite Serge Storms books. I always enjoy them, but this was about the best. I might even listen to it again!

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Thanks Tim!

I’ve been waiting for this book since last year. Surge and Coleman adventures are the best! Even got my son in law hooked on these books. Now I gotta wait for the next one. I wonder if Emilia would’ve liked then too...

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Living in Florida this is too close the truth

Being a longtime Florida resident comment these books are so close to the truth that is the bizarreness of Florida. We have several great riders with a twisted view on this state who bring great entertainment value to those of us that see just how whacked out this place really is. This was a wonderful reflection on just the weirdness that we have come to think of as normal.

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OUTSTANDING

Long live Serge and Coleman. Another of Mr. Dorseys FINEST. Can't wait for the next!

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Always entertaining

Such a fun adventure. I've read and listened to every book and this was so entertaining

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Dorsey always brings it

If you don't know this series, Google that Stuff and enjoy your adventure.

if you do know Serge, he does it again and with the creativity we've all come to love.

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Serge is as Serge as ever

Serge takes care of "Florida Man" in new and creative ways. The sub plot of Bobby's journey from rags to riches to true life happiness is very gratifying and well structured.

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Serge at His Best

Always a Tim Dorsey/Serge fan! Another great story. This was my first Serge audio book. As such, I was a little disappointed as I had always pictured Serge with a deeper voice than this audio provided. Nonetheless, another great story.

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A Loony Tunes Performance

I’m 20 minutes in and can’t finish listening to this looney Tunes production
Are all Tim Dorsey Audio books this weak
Don’t waste your money on this one
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Top favorite Serge book!

After hammerhead shark motel of course, I really enjoyed this edition to the Serge Saga. Had to re-listen with my boyfriend on a long road trip and we loved it, especially the ending. As always I can't help but say, don't hesitate and listen now!