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Pineapple Grenade
by Tim Dorsey
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William Morrow, 2012 (2012)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Our old friends Serge and Coleman are back on the scene in Tim Dorsey's latest saga of their escapades Pineapple Grenade opens with a corpse dubbed Hollow Man, as he was found with no inner workings, this being Serge's contribution to ridding the world of miscreants.

Serge decides that he would be a perfect spy and presents himself as the right man for the job. He equates being thrown outside to being hired and starts on his own to rid the world of people he feels are mistreating the world population as well as the planet.

He foils the carjacking of Costa Gorda's President and so becomes known to security people. He drags Coleman along in order to keep an eye on the man, who seems determined to drug himself to death.

One alarming occurrence after another presents itself and somehow Serge manages to not only escape relatively unharmed but always succeeds in accomplishing his objective. The highlight of his current streak through Miami is meeting a fellow spy a buff female who zones in on Serge and takes him to her bed.

Serge manages to unhinge those who are in the arms trade as well as leaving bodies strewn in his path, righting the wrongs he believes are being inflicted on unsuspecting others.

Pineapple Grenade offers a truly laugh-out-loud romp through another world that I am not too sure doesn't exist. While tromping hard on readers' mirth buttons, Dorsey also manages to make his point that we must muster our fellows to take care of our planet.

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