Tiger Shrimp Tango: A Novel (Serge Storms)

By Tim Dorsey

Thanks to the expansion of the net, the USA unearths itself tormented by a noxious epidemic of ruthless rip-off artists. the place do all of them come from? in case you guessed one hundred ten percentage of them are spawned in Florida, you win the cigar. . . .

When a brand new electronic scheme is going horribly awry—causing innocents to die and a tender girl to head missing—only one individual can set issues correct: obsessive Florida minutiae buff and reluctant serial killer Serge Storms. Aided through his endlessly addled sidekick, Coleman, and latter-day noir deepest eye Mahoney, Serge launches a campaign to rid his liked kingdom of predators and store the lady. yet Serge's project is hampered by way of one pesky little element: he is being tracked through a success guy dispatched from his murky prior. And all bets are off whilst Serge learns an analogous murderer is answerable for killing the affection of his existence years in the past. it isn't lengthy sooner than the 2 commence monitoring one another round Florida in a frenzied Möbius loop.

It's a dance just one can survive—it's the Tiger Shrimp Tango!

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She can be taken out the second one he attempted whatever. Brook ultimately reached the desk. “Hey, Serge, I didn’t comprehend you have been bringing a pal. ” She took a seat at the different facet and positioned the buying bag in her lap. “My name’s Brook. ” She prolonged a hand. “Enzo. ” He switched the pistol lower than the desk to his left and shook. “Pleasure to fulfill. ” Brook appeared down and reached into her procuring bag. “Serge, i discovered those nice new sneakers that have been on sale. in simple terms 2 hundred cash. are looking to see them? . . . Serge?

Whats up, I see one other position. these empty registers. ” “Holy Jesus. ” Serge spun the cart back. “This shop has automatic self-serve checkout. there's a God. ” The cart zipped again around the shop, arriving at a complete of 8 homemade registers with just a couple of clients. they selected the only with a lighted quantity seven atop a pole subsequent to a bar-code scanner. “Wonder why there aren’t extra humans over here,” stated Coleman. “I don’t care. ” Serge’s head was once down within the cart, unloading at conflict pace.

Then sooner or later they chucked the sixties diorama and ruined every thing, yet who knew it landed over the following. ” “Trippy—” Coleman grew to become and turned around his head. “I listen God’s voice. ” Serge pointed up at flush-mounted audio system. “Piped-in narration. ” “ . . . each one-point-seven seconds, a Tupperware social gathering begins someplace on this planet . . . ” “I didn’t understand the events have been nonetheless going on,” acknowledged Coleman. “And that they’re utilizing stopwatches. ” “So that’s what these foreign plaques within the hallway have been about,” stated Serge.

What are we speculated to do meanwhile? ” “Sit on standby and watch for his name like a nuclear submarine. ” Coleman flicked the lighter back and waved it in entrance of his eyes. “So what’s all that jazz approximately Florida and Tupperware? ” “Some of our richest background unknown to most of the people. ” Serge grabbed the espresso tube lower than his blouse. “Remember the house events should you have been a child? ” “Those heavily rocked! ” acknowledged Coleman. “Outrageously large celebrations . . . ” “. . . friends descended from in all places in reverent awe like an individual had found a gleaming meteorite of their backyard,” stated Serge.

The receptionist smiled. “They honor the pinnacle representatives from every one nation. ” an even bigger smile. “Please have a look. ” Serge did glance. At Coleman. “Sounds like a trick. ” “She turns out great sufficient. ” “Until I ask to hitch the membership. Then it’s mailbox time back. ” Serge checked his digicam settings. “But i must see these plaques. disguise my flank and stand again to again opposed to me as we stroll down the corridor so that you can see if whatever is arising on us from the rear. ” “Is this a few type of sobriety attempt?

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