Star Island, Carl's latest novel, was released July 27 and immediately opened at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. An actress secretly stands in for a derailed pop star and finds herself stalked on South Beach by a crazed paparazzo – and befriended by an unhinged hermit who was once the governor of Florida.. This book really appeals to me on so many levels, from the sea urchin in the diaper to the paparazzi in the bushes. Best read of the year just hits home. Carl Hiaasen seems to hate what i hate and love what i love.