By Gene Lyons
Updated April 14, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

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Gone Wild James W. Hall (Delacorte, $21.95) With more weird deaths and wacky homicides than can be found in a year’s worth of National Enquirer stories, Hall’s latest stands as a classic example of the Miami School of Fiction run amok. Like fellow Floridians Edna Buchanan and Carl Hiaasen, Hall knows how to keep the corpses and the laughs coming. What he doesn’t know is when to quit. Actually, Gone Wild begins in Borneo, where animal rights activist Allison Farleigh has taken her two gorgeous young daughters to aid in an orangutan census. When things go dreadfully wrong, Allison suspects her Miami nemesis, Joshua Bond, ”the Al Capone of Animal Dealers.” And the harder Allison works to find out Who’s Killing All the Great Apes of Borneo, the crazier, more digressive, and less credible things get. And that’s before the arrival of the tetchy, alligator-poaching coot who lives deep in the Everglades. Does Florida have a state law requiring this guy to show up in every novel? B -Gene Lyons

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