The Republicans' "golden boy" -- and a loyal, unquestioning tool of the powerful special interests -- handsome, unthreatening, Florida governor-by-default Marlon Conrad seems a virtual shoo-in for re-election. That is, until he undergoes a radical personality shift during a bloody military action in the Balkans. Now it's just three weeks before the election and Marlon is suddenly talking about "issues" and "reform" as he crosses the length and breadth of his home state with an amnesiac speechwriter and a chief of staff who turns catatonic in the presence of minorities. The governor's new-found conscience might well cost him the election, though. And it appears that pretty much everybody from Tallahassee to Miami Beach is trying to kill him...
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Tim Dorsey grew up in Riviera Beach on Florida’ south-east coast, and for several years has worked as a journalist on the night desk of the ‘Tampa Tribune’ where his duties include sorting through endless reports of brutal an strange crimes. Humour is a natural defence reaction to editing this parade of dysfunction, violence and stupidity, and it has led to a surreal, Florida-noir way of looking at things that became first ‘Florida Roadkill’ and now ‘Hammerhead Ranch Motel’