For years Leo Waterman eked out a meager living as a PI in Seattle. He survived run-ins with murderers, drug dealers, and jealous wives, but when Rebecca, the love of his life, dumped him to marry someone else…that was a different story. After Leo’s trust fund finally kicks in, he takes his broken heart and slips gratefully into retirement — until the day he learns that Rebecca has vanished and no one, not even her overbearing mother, can locate her.
Together with his motley crew of homeless drunks and reprobates, Leo sets out to find Rebecca, following her twisted trail from the rain-swept streets of Seattle to the murky depths of the great North Woods. The stink of it all emanates from none other than Rebecca’s new husband, whose lies cast Leo into the path of a ruthless gang that will stop at nothing — not even murder — to protect what’s theirs.
©2012 G. M. Ford (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Although I have read two of his books in the distant past, I have never been a fan of G.M. Ford's detective/crime novels. Thicker Than Water is much better than I expected. It has a great mix of action, humor and suspense. Patrick Lawlor does a fine job of narration.
Another great book featuring Leo and the gang. Patrick Lawlor gives another great narration. Now if someone would get books 5 and 6 narrated by PL. I would be happy indeed.
G. M. Ford's PI Leo Waterman is one of a kind. He's smart, stubborn, intuitive, and saunters through life to his own unique rhythm. His cohorts, also unique in the annals of sleuthdom, are charming and entertaining. As this is book 7, I would highly recommend reading the earlier books first if possible.
I can't fault Patrick Lawlor for his skill at narration. However, his voice is so wrong for Leo.
Very good read, and the narration is done well. ya gotta love Leo and the rest of the gang
Leo is certainly the star, a unique character in detective fiction
Patrick Lawlor did an adequate job, but I prefer Jeff Harding's reading of the Waterman novels. I don't think Lawlor is particularly good at finding characterisitc voices for the individual characters and they all sound very similar.
Yes - I am not a fan of this guided review system.
"Enjoyable and good humour"
This is the second novel I have read by G M Ford and I want to read more!
"No Jeff Harding..... argh"
Leo Waterman, has become key figure in my adult life, a gumshoe that has sense of humour and listens to Traffic.
I was looking forward to this talking edge of my strolls to work so why did they replace Jeff harding's witty tone with this Patrick Lawlor. Okay, so may be Jeff busy or a new publisher or something however NOW audible are also selling recordings of the original Jeff Harding editions. You have issues audible....
That said it is a Leo Waterman story - so it is good but damaged...
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