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Squeeze Me - Carl Hiaasen

Squeeze Me

By Carl Hiaasen

  • Release Date: 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,341 Ratings


“If you could use some wild escapism right now, Hiaasen is your guy.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times
From the author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl, a hilarious, New York Times best-selling novel of social and political intrigues, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s gold coast.

It's the height of the Palm Beach charity ball season: for every disease or cause, there's a reason for the local luminaries to eat (minimally), drink (maximally), and be seen. But when a prominent high-society dowager suddenly vanishes during a swank gala, and is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. Kiki Pew was notable not just for her wealth and her jewels--she was an ardent fan of the Winter White House resident just down the road, and a founding member of the POTUSSIES, a group of women dedicated to supporting their President. Never one to miss an opportunity to play to his base, the President immediately declares that Kiki was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth.

The truth might just lie in the middle of the highway, where a bizarre discovery brings the First Lady's motorcade to a grinding halt (followed by some grinding between the First Lady and a love-struck Secret Service agent). Enter Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, who arrives at her own conclusions after she is summoned to the posh island to deal with a mysterious and impolite influx of huge, hungry pythons . . .

Carl Hiaasen can brighten even the darkest of days and Squeeze Me is pure, unadulterated Hiaasen. Irreverent, ingenious, and highly entertaining, Squeeze Me perfectly captures the absurdity of our times.


  • Too politically motivated for my taste

    By Gjgfyb
    Great story except for the political bits and pieces. Not like old hiassen where politics were fluid. The political part of this book is very forced
  • N

    By BFVet
    The author has decided to inject his politics into his writing. While his early books were enjoyable, his last few (and this one was the worst) have been clearly written to impart his leftist views and to belittle those he disagrees with. I couldn’t finish it, and it’s the last time I ever purchase a book by Hiaasen.
  • Squeeze Me

    By COgirl723
    Ridiculously political and exaggerated. It was like trying to read a children’s fantasy book as an adult. Have enjoyed this author in the past but won’t be spending money on any of his titles in the future. I get it - you hate Trump, but why don’t you just title the book that so we know what we are getting.
  • Squeeze Me

    By Readingbythesea
    My first read my this author, I found it a cleaver interesting fun story I will read his others.
  • Not his best work

    By 19220726jjc
    Not the best Hiaasen book. Try “Bad Monkey” or almost anything else. Usually, this guy is fun and hilarious. This book falls short of the mark.
  • Squeeze Me

    By itsmsnotmrs
    This book was such a fun read! It was wonderfully quirky and our heroine was filled with wit, charm and a steadfastness sense of duty. Hiasson, as usual, had me laughing out loud!
  • GR8

    By VtWalt
    :-) Absolutely wonderful. Your best yet.
  • Drinks

    By Salon Z
    I just want to spend one night with Carl having drinks. I love the way this man’s mind works! Great book!
  • Always a pleasure

    By llellet
    I’ve missed Skink! Please keep him around.
  • Ugh

    By Fredimungus
    Always looked forward to his books. Story is great but the political infusion... I read to escape this constant, typical, uncreative drumbeat.