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Fin Finnegan, a San Diego police detective and wannabe actor heading straight for a midlife meltdown, is assigned a routine truck theft that turns into a toxic chemical spill, setting off a bizarre chain reaction of death and murder on both sides of the Mexican border. Fin is forced to team up with Nell Salter, a sexy female investigator, as well as an equally fetching U.S. Navy investigator who wants to learn all that Fin can teach her - and that’s saying a lot.

©1993 Joseph Wambaugh. Recorded by arrangement with Mysterious Press.com, LLC. (P)2013 HighBridge Company

Critic Reviews

"Wambaugh...is at the top of his form here and probably destined for another visit to the best-seller lists." (Publishers Weekly)
"Wambaugh at his cleverest...[s]mart, crunchy dialogue." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A frolic, a joy, a hoot, a riot of a book." (The New York Times Book Review)

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A GREAT MIX OF POLICE WORK AND HUMOR

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is the type of Joseph Wambaugh I love to read. It's a combination of police work with humor sprinkled in. The story is set in San Diego at the time George Bush was running against Bill Clinton.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fin Finnegan because he's so neurotic. A 45 year old cop with 3 bad marriages behind him Finn wants to be a movie star when he grows up. But it doesn't appear that's going to happen any time soon.

Which character – as performed by Ray Chase – was your favorite?

The same answer - Fin Finnegan - for the same reasons.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

THE LAW WINS - BY DEFAULT