Orange Crush

Ready for a really weird Florida election?

It's 2002, and the race is on for the governorship of Florida - a bare-knuckled fist-fight between Democratic buffoon/House Speaker Gomer Tatum and Republican "golden boy" Marlon Conrad, the present occupant of the governorís mansion. Marlon - young, handsome, conservative and born into a wealthy political dynasty - seems a virtual shoo-in. That is, until a traumatic experience leaves his stability suspect ...

Now itís just three weeks before the election and Marlon is crossing the length and breadth of his home state with an amnesiac speechwriter and a chief of staff who turns catatonic in the presence of minorities. Oh, and everybody is trying to kill him.

But the incumbent isnít the only one sitting in the rifle sights. A murderer dubbed ďthe Bumper Sticker KillerĒ - for the pithy slogans left on the victims - is leaving a trail of very deserving corpses from the Panhandle to Biscayne Bay. And when re-emergent Florida folklorist and spree killer Serge A. Storms is thrown into the mix, things start to ... well, read the book ...

What the critics are saying ...
"If 200-proof satire is your drink of choice, Dorsey is the guy you want behind the bar."
- Booklist

"Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy. ... The only thing to do is buckle up and enjoy the wild ride."
- Miami Herald, July 22, 2001

"Wildly funny, maniacally disrespectful and genuinely out of control.
Read it as the sleeper of early fall." - Dallas Morning News, September 8, 2001

"Few Florida writers can keep up with Dorsey when the pedal's to the metal."
- Fort Myers News-Press, July 29, 2001

Orange Crush "puts Dorsey well up there with the cream of the comic writers. . . . Excellent."
- The Independent, London, July 29, 2001

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