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.
“Wambaugh at his cleverest . . . Smart, crunchy dialogue.”
“Vintage Wambaugh. It’s funny, exciting and ultimately touching.”
“A frolic, a joy, a hoot, a riot of a book.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Superbly crafted and paced, deliciously funny, but fundamentally, as always, deadly serious.”