Monday, May 8, 2017
This is an early (1993) novel by Hiaasen that was later adapted into the movie Striptease. It is the tale of Erin, a young divorcee working as an exotic dancer in a sleazy strip club while trying to regain custody of her young daughter from her drug abusing, criminal ex-husband. When a somewhat deranged Congressman assaults a customer in the club the resulting cover up puts Erin in danger. This is far from Hiaasen's best work. There are plenty of quirky characters and somewhat amusing parts but it doesn't reach the levels of his later novels.