I read this back in 1991, before the days when I kept a reading journal. But I remember how much I enjoyed the manic weirdness and how much I looked forward to more from Hiaasen. My boss at the time, Phil G., recommended it to me and boy was he right.
The construction of the book is pretty typical Putnam, of the mid 80’s, paper boards over cloth backstrap, quarto, a fairly high acid paper that can tone quite easily. The jacket is pretty durable, though. First edition typified by First Edition slug with a number line down to ‘1.’ I don’t know of any subsequent printings as these were remaindered in decent quantities.