Synopses & Reviews
A soft-hearted sleuth with a rebellious streak left over from the '60s, Leo Waterman seems to get entangled in every oddball situation. So when he's hired to locate Caroline Nobel, an errant mob heiress and landscape-loving activist, Leo goes with the flow and follows her into the rain-soaked Washington woods.
But Caroline's conscientious cohorts are dragging her deeper into the murky waters of environmental sabotage. And her hot-headed enthusiasm can't be cooled, even after two people are brutally murdered. She's onto something extremely toxic. And unless Waterman can clear the air, her deadly dedication could poison him as well . .
'If G. M. Ford writes five more years' worth of Leo Waterman novels, I'll be happy to read every one of them'
Washington Post Book World
When an old gangster friend of Leo's father makes a request he "can't refuse," Leo and his band of drunks, delve into the world of environmental politics in search of Caroline Nobel, a spoiled brat, without the sense God gave a gopher. With the help of "the Boys"--a group of aging winos who are his modern day "Baker Street Irregulars"--Leo fights Native American tribal politics, industrial pollution, and psychotic grannies to fulfill his obligation to a friend.