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Squeeze Me - Carl Hiaasen

Squeeze Me

By Carl Hiaasen

  • Release Date: 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,246 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.


  • 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.
  • A fun read,

    By JimCK123
    Timely and great easy read during a pandemic!
  • Hilariously funny

    By lizlinn
    Not at all what I was expecting in so many good ways
  • Squeeze Me.

    By FatherGoalie
    He phoned this one in. Boring. Goes no where. Very little character development.
  • Research

    By Proneshooter
    Glock handguns don't have a safety other than a lever built into the trigger. No way to switch one on.