Most helpful positive review
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2007
P.I. with alcohol problem...check!
P.I. with connections to the mob...check!
P.I. who wisecracks hs way around town...check!
P.I. who winds up the local police dept...check!
P.I. with complicated private life, divorced etc...check!
So far so formula: So how does this book and the series behind it deserve four stars? Simply put, they are very well written, fast paced and introduce an up to date version of the Baker street irregulars, a group of local vagrant types. These books were written before the Harry Corso books, so represent a fledgling talent yet to come to fruition. Written it would appear with tongue firmly in cheek, this is an excellent primer for Ford's other works. There's an ecological message here too, still relevant 10 years after the book was written