Weather plays an integral part in Carl Hiaasen's novel Skinny Dip. It is often used by the author to reflect the moods of the characters and foreshadows the outcomes of certain scenes. An example of one of these scenes is when Mick and Joey go to exchange the briefcase full of the fake blackmail money with Chaz and his body guard O'Toole. In this scene the weather is used to foreshadow the outcome of the blackmail exchange. There is a terrible storm, with heavy rain and lightning and thunder. This creates a dark and mysterious atmosphere for the characters. It also adds a sense of misery to the situation. This foreshadowing comes to light when Chaz, in another murderous streak, shoots O'Toole (who actually survives). This scene climaxes when Chaz ditches the others and escapes into the water. The rain also has a democratic sense about it because it falls on all of the characters, from the stupidly greedy and evil Chaz Perrone to the innocent and young Joey Perrone. This type of weather does not fit in with How to Read Literature Like a Professor's Thomas C. Foster's description of rain being restorative and renewing.