Cast in Stone

G. M. Ford, Author
G. M. Ford, Author Walker & Company $21.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8027-3267-5
Reviewed on: 03/04/1996
Release date: 03/01/1996
Paperback - 375 pages - 978-0-330-42752-4
Open Ebook - 300 pages - 978-0-330-53008-8
Mass Market Paperbound - 304 pages - 978-0-380-72762-9
Paperback - 304 pages - 978-0-380-72955-5
Hardcover - 1 pages - 978-1-4084-8262-9
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Confirming the bright promise of Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca?, Ford proves he's no one-book author with the second case for extremely likable, wisecracking Seattle PI Leo Waterman. A boating mentor from Waterman's youth, Heck Sundstrom, is critically injured in a traffic accident. What was he doing on a seedy downtown block after midnight? The accident follows the death of the Sundstrom's son and his new daughter-in-law, Allison, in a boat explosion. Waterman soon finds loose ends: Allison may not have been what she claimed. For help, Waterman calls on ""the Boys,"" usually drunk old friends who know their way around Seattle's seamier precincts. Carl Craddock, a wheelchair-using surveillance expert with a foul mouth and caustic sense of humor, pitches in. Allison's trail of trouble leads the men across Washington State to Wisconsin and beyond. A helpless old lady, a small-town police chief and the minister of a Seattle megachurch were all involved with the enigmatic woman. But if Allison is alive and murdering, who went down with the Sundstrom boat? Ford keeps the menace growing, while his large cast of colorful characters supplies laughs in some of the best dialogue around. (May)
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