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Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca? Paperback – 3 Nov 2006

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; New edition edition (3 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330427512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330427517
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 553,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Ford's well-paced and good-humoured narrative climaxes
unexpectedly with a shockingly violent confrontation.' -- Sunday Telegraph

'G M Ford's Frank Corso books are masterpieces' -- The Independent on Sunday

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Leo Waterman was born and bred in Seattle, Washington, and his father had contacts that ranged from the highest offices to the lowest dives. Those contacts are useful in Leo's pursuit of a profession as a private investigator. Of course, as a not-completely-rehabilitated hippie, Leo does go about things his own way. His best legmen (and women) are folks he knows from the kinds of bars the tourist board doesn't acknowledge, and they live wherever they can - including the streets. It makes sense: They're virtually invisible. With all that going for him, it's no wonder that Waterman receives the kind of call he can't refuse from aging mobster Tim Flood. Tim's granddaughter, Caroline, is involved in something and she won't talk about it. Beautiful, willful, and her grandfather's kin, she's been able to get around anyone he's sent after her. So, Leo gets his marching orders: Bring Caroline home. Safe. Unfortunately, the crowd she's running with has its own agenda ... and Caroline really does want to do something about the environment....

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By Big Jim TOP 100 REVIEWER on 5 Oct. 2007
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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
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By A Customer on 1 Aug. 1997
I'm not a big fan of PI (private investigator) mysteries in general, but this one is definitely
worth picking up even if you are a police procedural or cozy mystery reader. G. M. Ford is very good at describing the Seattle setting and
Leo Waterman, the main character, is one I definitely want to reach more about.

This book reminds me of of John D. MacDonald's books. If you like Travis McGee, you might want to try Leo Waterman.
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By Elaine Tomasso TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Mar. 2014
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I found this to be an easy read. Leo Waterman is hired to protect a young heiress from herself and her involvement in a radical ecological group. Being unorthodox, a bit of a must in the PI genre, he uses down and outs as his assistants. I'm not sure how realistic this is but it makes for a good read. The plot is not anything you haven't read before - big business ignoring the environment - but it does have a neat twist, the characterisation is good enough with hints that it will mature over the series and the writing style has a light, deft touch so it's worth a read.
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A PI who uses the down and outs of the city to help him finds himself and his friends in a complex and fast moving sequence of events with a tense finale. I enjoyed this. It would have received five stars had the author chosen to avoid using the f word so much. I'll move on to the next Leo Waterman mystery now.
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This series of Leo Waterman stories is wonderful, very good storylines with a huge helping of humour interspersed. Each book has kept me entertained and couldn't wait to start the next in the series. Have read 5 so far and all were great.
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I really wanted to like this, it isn't badly written as such. Every hardboiled PI has to have something a bit different to make them interesting. This one has a crew of down and outs who do much of the foot work. The trouble is Mitchell & Webb! Did GM Ford copy Sir Digby Chicken Caesar, or is this the original model for Digby and Ginger? I guarantee that if you are a Mitchell & Webb fan you will undoubtedly be humming the Devil's Gallop in your head while reading (dun da dun da dundadadadadadud da DAAAAAAA...).
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G.M. Ford has banged a series of home runs! His lead character operates like none other, yet in the best tradition of Travis McGee and Spencer. I have just finished all four Ford novels and can't wait for more. Excellent wordsmithing and believable characters with charming humility are highlights. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Please hurry the next one along!
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As usual another Leo Waterman Mystery that was a perfect read. G.M. Ford writes this character + "The Boys" perfectly. Always a pleasure to read, unfortunately the flow of the story is so good I seem to read these books TOO FAST!
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