Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca? Paperback – 3 Nov 2006
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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
From the Back Cover
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....See all Product Description
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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
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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Really enjoyed this thriller with quite a bit of dry humour in it. I laughed out loud on several occasions. Will definitely be reading more of the Leo Waterman booksPublished 19 months ago by DD
bought this as it was cheap but it turned out to be a great story - will be buying more from this author for definate.Published on 26 Jun. 2014 by Amazon Customer
I found this book very interesting at the beginning. But as you go further, happenings occur and you think wher did that come from, have I forgotten a chapter. Read morePublished on 8 May 2014 by LR
Using facility of Kindle to try different authors. This was not to my taste but I know he has a faithful followingPublished on 25 April 2014 by maykidd
Found it a bit slow initially but then began to like the characters.The twist at the end was unexpected.I usually guess who dunnitPublished on 25 April 2014 by Joan Bosworth
The main character reminds me of Robert Parker's Spenser. I've read a lot of the Spenser books and I may have found a new series to rival this. Read morePublished on 22 April 2014 by Ger the bear
A good read and have now bought the next in the series. Fairly pacy, good plot, well-written, really likeable characters and I am looking forward to following them through the... Read morePublished on 15 April 2014 by Tara
All the G M Ford books are great reading love the Leo Waterman mysterys these books are ones you will read againPublished on 14 April 2014 by sue preece