By Carl Hiaasen
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375841859, 272pp.)
Publication Date: August 14, 2007
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You know it's going to be a rough summer when you spend Father's Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.
Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the "Coral Queen "casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is stuck in the clink.
Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He "will" prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow. His allies may not add up to much his sister Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a greedy sot with poor hygiene; Shelly, a bartender and a woman scorned; and a mysterious pirate but Noah's got a plan to flush this crook out into the open. A plan that should sink the crooked little casino, once and for all.
"From the Hardcover edition.
"Compulsively readable with a cleverly conceived resolution. . . . Fans of
spy stories, action, environmental intrigue, and, well, Hiaasen, will cheer for
this one." - The Bulletin