Once again, Serge Storms and his permabuzzed friend Coleman end up on a madcap spree. Most of "Atomic Lobster" takes place in and around the Tampa Bay area. They even had breakfast at Skyway Jack's, my favorite diner and a Bay Area landmark.
This tale brings together all sorts of Serge's old cohorts: the Davenports, Johnny Vegas, Lenny, and even more representatives from the evil McGraw family. Like any of Tim Dorsey's Serge Storms novels, there are a lot of laughs. Still, I didn't feel especially drawn into the story. It reminded me of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." An entertaining enough caper story, but not the best story ever told.