Highfire by Eoin Colfer
Knowing that Eoin Colfer has been a very popular children's author for awhile now, I really didn't know what to expect reading his adult novel "Highfire". Enter, the Mississippi bayou where an ancient dragon lives and goes by the name of Vern. He really just wants to be left alone other than having someone deliver the necessities to him. Then there is a local kid, Squib, who runs up and down the river making deliveries for his legitimate employer and a drug smuggler. But then there is the crooked constable who has the hots for Squib's mother, and who wants to control all the drug traffic on the river. Well I won't say anymore but you will definitely love the banter between the characters. Honestly it was one of those books that makes you laugh out loud! A just for fun read!