Where is Joe Merchant? That's what his sister, Trevor Kane, the hemorrhoid-ointment heiress, wants to know. For Desdemona, Merchant is the missing link in her ongoing communications with space aliens. Tabloid journalist Rudy Breno only cares that Merchant gets bigger headlines than Elvis. And for renegade seaplane pilot Frank Bama, the mystery of the presumed-dead-but-often-sighted rock star is turning his life upside down.
In his debut novel, Jimmy Buffett cooks up an irresistible gumbo of dreamers, wackos, pirates, and sharks, as he leads Trevor and Frank on a wild chase through the Caribbean Islands to a place where anything can happen . . . and everything does.
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Frank Bama scrapes a living flying an ancient battered seaplane for anyone who will pay for his fuel. He meets up with an old girlfriend, Trevor Kane - an heiress who is ready to blow a fortune to search for her missing rock-star brother. Jimmy Buffet is the author of "Tales from Margaritaville".Review:
PRAISE FOR WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT?
"A roisterous romp, a novel Elmore Leonard might have written if he made Key West and the Caribbean his home . . . Part soap opera, part Saturday morning cliffhanger and all fun."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A high-jinks lark and a breezy read . . . An oddball combination of a wild adventure story and a wacky whodunit."-The Boston Globe
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