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Take a romp in the swamp with this New York Times bestselling mystery adventure set in the Florida Keys from Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen!

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor—which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is in the local lock-up.

Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow.


“The writing is pitch perfect.” —The New York Times

“A royal flush.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Classic Hiaasen—laugh-out-loud satire in a Florida setting.” —Life
Paperback, 272 pages
Published on May 11, 2010 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0375861254
ISBN-13: 9780375861253
58 Book Reviews
  • narwhalnoodler
    narwhalnoodlerSunday, September 3, 2017 at 10:18 am55 stars
    This is a thrilling adventure of the Underwood Family on the Atlantic ocean. The Coral Queen casino boat has been illegally dumping their stinky gross sewage into the lively ocean . Noah Underwood's dad is now in the big house. The fate of the dying ocean is up to Noah and his sister Abbey to flush out the illegal truth.
    • narwhalnoodler
      narwhalnoodlerSaturday, September 2, 2017 at 7:07 pm55 stars
      This book looked interesting when i read the back so I read it and it was AMAZING!!!!! It is amazing how much damage dumping sewage into the ocean does to animals and humans.
      • jeremyMonday, December 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm
        i really liked when they said swimming in a beach or a toalite i liked it alot
        • bchelenp
          bchelenpSunday, November 8, 2015 at 2:33 pm44 stars
          I loved Hoot and when I saw this book it was even better. Carl has such a way of writing that just brings you into the story. I have been hocked and will probably read the rest of his books.
          • ijzhang
            ijzhangMonday, July 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm55 stars
            Flush is an awesome book! It’s about this kid named Noah who is on a mission to prove that a sneaky owner of a gambling casino boat is dumping his sewage tank right into the ocean. It’s full of adventure and excitement, and I really like it. If you’ve read any of the other books in the series and liked it, then you’ll like Flush.
            • nevaehs
              nevaehsWednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:29 am33 stars
              This book is a little borning in the begging but gets much better! It has a little suspense, some more than others
              • emma2
                emma2Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:12 am55 stars
                I decided to read this book because when I bought it from the book store, I read the back and it sounded really good. I want to recommend it because there is a lot of excitement, and adventure in the book.
                • book1223
                  book1223Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:32 pm55 stars
                  I think you should read the book flush because it is interesting with lots of detail and different scenes and a hand full of different charecters.
                  • silverguy
                    silverguyWednesday, March 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm55 stars
                    it is like hoot
                    • ikyra_marie
                      ikyra_marieTuesday, February 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm
                      great book couldnt stop reading