Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book #58–Thicker than Water

515aWodZPTL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-64,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_In Thicker than Water we have a mystery with private eye, Leo Waterman. He’s the adult son of a former city councilman who was corrupt in Seattle, amassed lots of power, and left his son a trust, but one he couldn’t touch until he was 45. No matter, Leo was a private eye until 45 and then retired with his trust.

He has a group of his father’s former friends, drunks, that he helps support. They’re actually naked, after getting muddy while landscaping his house when the mother of his former love shows up. His love, now married to another, is missing, and the mother wants Leo’s help.

It’s almost a Spenser like novel, with a bumbling PI in the Seattle area looking for his ex. He’s tough, but not Spenser or Hawk tough, and he’s smart, but mostly he bumbles into a drug issue with his ex’s husband and manages to escape, but barely.

Realistic, and scary, and enjoyable.

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