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Floaters by Joseph Wambaugh 0553103512 9780553103519
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Floaters by Joseph Wambaugh

Who else but Joseph Wambaugh could write a joy, a hoot, a riot of a book that is also acclaimed as one of this seasons best crime novels? Thats how The New York Times Book Review and Time, respectively, described his last novel, Finnegans Week. Nobody writes a faster, funnier, more satisfying tale of cops and criminals, the high life and lowlifes that Wambaugh--and Floaters is his sharpest yet. Mick Fortney and his partner Leeds manage to cruise above the standard police stress-pools of coffee and Pepto-Bismol--theyre water cops in the Club Harbor Unit, manning a patrol boat on San Diegos Mission Bay. A typically rough days detail consists of scoping out body-sculpted beauties on pleasure craft, rescuing boating bozos whove run aground, jeering at lifeguards, and hauling in the occasional floater who comes to the surface. But now their days are anything but typical, because the Americas Cup international sailing regattas have come to town and suddenly San Diego is swarming with yacht crazies of every nationality, the cuppies who want to love them, and the looky-look tourists, racing spies, scam artists, and hookers who all want their piece of the action. Its the outstanding body and jaunty smile--full of mischief, full of hell--of one cuppie, a particularly fiery redhead named Blaze, that gets Leeds and Fortneys attention. First Leeds drowns in frustratingly unrequited boozy love from afar. Then, with her increasingly odd behavior, Blaze tweaks every one of their cop instincts, alerting them that somethings not quite right on the waterfront. Indeed, Blaze will soon lead Detective Anne Zorn and Mick Fortney along a bizarre criminal trail that would be hilarious if it didnt wind up just as nasty as it gets, with a pair of murders right on the eve of the biggest sailing race of all. Filled with all of Joseph Wambaughs trademark skills--laugh-out-loud writing, crackling dialogue, outrageous excitement, and, of course, plenty of raunchy veteran cops who leap off the page--Floaters is Wambaugh at the very to of his form.

Author: Joseph Wambaugh

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 293

Publisher: Bantam

Publication Date: 1996-05-01

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ISBN: 0553103512

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