Author(s): Carl Hiaasen
Typical Malley - to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard - he knows his cousin's in trouble before she does. Wild Skink - he's a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets and giant gators. Carl Hiaasen first introduced readers to Skink more than 25 years ago in his adult novel DOUBLE WHAMMY, and he quickly became Hiaasen's most iconic and beloved character, appearing in six novels to date. Both teens and adults will be thrilled to catch sight of the elusive 'captain' as he pursues his own unique brand of swamp justice. With Skink at the wheel, the search for a missing girl is both nail-bitingly tense and laugh-out-loud funny.
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Carl Hiaasen debuts his first book for teens with SKINK NO SURRENDER.
Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he lives today with his family. He has written many books, and this is his third children's title to be published by Orion. He writes a weekly column for the MIAMI HERALD. Visit his website at http://www.carlhiaasen.com/, visit his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CarlHiaasen and follow him on Twitter @CarlHiaasen.