Tucker Case is a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation. But when he demolishes his boss's plane, Tuck must run for his life from Mary Jean's goons. Now there's only one employment opportunity left for him: piloting secret missions for an unscrupulous missionary.
The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos. So, naturally business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks.
Serge A. Storms and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, have decided to settle in the Florida Keys. But investors lease nearby condos to young partiers. If that weren't enough, a local gang war erupts.
Serge and Coleman are back on the road, ready to hit the next stop on their list of obscure and wacky points of interest in the Sunshine State. This time, Serge's interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world. What starts out as an innocent quest to scope out a condo soon becomes a Robin HoodÇôlike crusade to recover the funds of swindled residents.
Travelling with a demon named Catch gives Travis eternal youth and eternal problems. In Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.
Devoted Floridaphile Serge Storms is thrilled to discover he may be related to a notorious serial killer who's terrorized the state for twenty years and never been caught. Which one of his newfound relatives will be the one to help him hunt down this deranged maniac? Then Serge meets a park ranger who's also longing to make a family reconnection. But all is not as it appears on the surface, and Serge's newfound friendship in the mysterious swamps of Florida may lead to deadly results.
One night, Peter Lake -- orphan, master-mechanic, and master second-story man -- attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between the middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying.