House Rules

TITLE: STRIP TEASE

AUTHOR: CARL HIAASEN

PUBLISHER: KNOPF; 354 PAGES; $21

THE BOTTOM LINE: Florida's answer to Donald E. Westlake directs an enjoyable, campy romp through fleshpots and folly.

Here is a surefire quiz to discover whether Strip Tease -- or any of the four earlier Florida caper novels by Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen -- belongs on your nightstand. If you find these characters funny, then Hiaasen is for you:

1) A South Florida Congressman named Dave Dilbeck, who poses as a pious church deacon but whose spiritual urges send him on pilgrimages to bottomless, table-dancing strip bars. When told...

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