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Finnegan's Week
Finnegan's Week
Author: Joseph Wambaugh
When a pair of lowlife thieves cross the border into Tijuana, three tenacious cops cross the line.... — Fin Finnegan is a San Diego police detective and wannabe actor who's passing midlife crisis and heading straight for midlife meltdown. The last thing he wants when he's gearing up for a TV audition is a routine truck theft case. The last thing ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553564402
ISBN-10: 0553564404
Publication Date: 7/1/1994
Pages: 335
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 1
Fantastically entertaining who dunnit - outrageously delicious.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good crime novel about San Diego police detective Finnegan and his alliance with two strong-willed women, each working a separate angle of his once-simple case. All three bring strong personalities to this funny and exciting story.
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This was an entertaining detective book with suspense and romance between the lead character, a San Diego PD cop/actor and US Navy investigator and the investigator of toxic waste crime. Kinda light and fun to read
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Wambaugh's spritely tale of environmental crime and opportunistic thievery in San Diego isn't a bad yarn. But it would have been rated higher if he hadn't fallen into a sudden tendency to end every sentence with an exclamation point! It's distracting! And amateurish, for a writer who's been around for 30 years!
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The villain of the piece is Jules Temple, the son of a wealthy lawyer who takes up the toxic waste business after being disinherited. In Mexico, two of Temple's truck drivers dump a shipment of a lethal pesticide and then decide to rob the Navy base where they were supposed to make a pickup. This brings matters to the attention of an unlikely threesome: Nell Salter, a DA Investigator into environmental crimes; Bobbie Ann Doggett, a young Navy command investigator; and Finbar Finnegan, a San Diego police detective who'd rather be an actor.


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