Where Is Joe Merchant?: A Romantic Comedy Mystery from Jimmy Buffett (Paperback)
This #1 New York Times bestseller from singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett offers "enough hair-breadth escapes and miraculous rescues to fill two Robert Ludlam novels...and talking dolphins too"—Entertainment Weekly
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.
About the Author
Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett became a legend of popular culture as the composer of such classic songs as "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." He recorded more than thirty albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum, or multiplatinum, and his sold-out concert tours were an annual rite of summer for his fans. In addition to his musical credits, Buffett is also one of only six authors who have had number-one New York Times bestsellers in both fiction (Where Is Joe Merchant?) and nonfiction (A Pirate Looks at Fifty).
"A boisterous 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." — Philadelphia Inquirer
"A high-jinks lark and a breezy read . . . An oddball combination of a wild adventure story and a wacky whodunit." — Boston Globe
"Enough hair-breadth escapes and miraculous rescues to fill two Robert Ludlum novels and have enough left over for an episode of Rescue 911. All that and talking dolphins too." — Entertainment Weekly