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Finnegan's Week
Finnegan's Week
Author: Joseph Wambaugh
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
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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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Helpful Score: 1
Fantastically entertaining who dunnit - outrageously delicious.
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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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Police detective, wanna-be actor in midlife crisis heading for meltdown. One of Wambaugh's best!
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Interesting: When a pair of lowlife thieves across the border into Tijuana three tenacious cops cross the line.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Finnegan's Week on + 1433 more book reviews
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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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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I'm not the biggest fan of his fictional work, but it was entertaining nonetheless.
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Finbar Finnegan , a San Diego police, detective and someime actor, has a midlife crisis at 45, his existence having been dominated by three sisters while growing up and by three ex wives as an adult. His theme song is "Someone to Watch over Me" he needs a mommy/wife, has sworn off marriage, but finds himself tied ticklingly to two female detectives at once, both of whom see him as romantically interesting despite immense shortcomings: happy, cheerful, pistol packing Petty Officer "Baaad Dog" Bobbie Ann Doggett, 28 an investigator for the navy who's looking for 2,000 boots hijacked from a warehouse: and District Attorney's Investigatior Nell Salter, 43 once divorced, and looking for a stolen truck filled with supertoxic waste. The truck actually was "stolen" by its tow drivers who lifted the boots while picking up drums of toxic waste at a naval station, took them to a fence in Tijuana, then pretended their truck was stolen while they ate lunch. The truck, however, gets sold to a Mexican pottery maker, who repaints it and uses it to deliver pots to San Diego.
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When a pair of lowlife thieves cross the border into Tijuana, three tenacious cops cross the line.... â 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 he needs after three messy divorces is a sexy female investigator assigned to the case. Fin's abysmal luck is holding out - he's got not only the theft investigation but an uneasy alliance with two strong-willed women, each working a separate angle of his once-simple case.

Tough, sexy environmental cop Nell Salter is looking into a chemical spill that has set off a chain reaction of death in the barrios of Tijuana and across the border. She's also looking for a relationship that doesn't turn toxic. Young, fresh-faced navy detective Bobbie Ann Doggett is investigating the theft of two thousand pairs of navy flight-deck shoes - and swooning over the Olivier of the San Diego P.D. Mix in an unpredictable speed-freak trucker and his sociopath boss, and the result is a toxic cocktail of drugs, corruption, sex, and murder.
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Very good mystery and author.