Bad Move - Zack Walker, Bk 1 Author:Linwood Barclay Meet Oakwood's newest homeowner, Zack Walker: caring husband, father of two, science fiction author, model toy hobbyist--and chronic dreamer of the worst-case scenario. To ensure his family's safety, he insists on showing them what "could happen if they're not careful. But one day he takes his instructive theatrics too far and ends up with a s... more »tolen purse on his hands and the kind of trouble no one expects to find in a subdivision. Before model life turns into a model disaster--and before his wife gets home from work--Zack must make the connection between a dead petition-toting environmentalist, the stolen purse's strange contents, overzealous real estate developers, and the thugs (with pythons) who do their bidding. Whoever said the burbs were boring will think again after laughing their way through this hilarious page-turner.« less
Zack decides to move his family from the big "un-named" city when he decides to move to the "safe" the boring suburbs. He is a little OCD when it comes to his family's safety--leaving keys in front doors, leaving cars unlocked, and he is alway after his wife for leaving her purse unattended. He has an interesting assortment of neighbors, who are not who or what they appear to be.
Then he decides to teach his wife a lesson about leaving her purse unattended in the grocery cart. Well, his lesson backfires bigtime.
Lots of humor in Barclays debut book in this series.