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G.M. Ford Books In Order

Publication Order of Leo Waterman Books

Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca? (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cast in Stone (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bum's Rush (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slow Burn (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Ditch (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deader the Better (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thicker Than Water (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chump Change (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Salvation Lake (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Values (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soul Survivor (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Frank Corso Books

Fury (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black River (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Blind Eye (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Tide (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Man's Land (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blown Away (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Nameless Night (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Threshold (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Gerald M Ford was born 1945. He is an award-winning American novelist known for his compelling crime series books. His single mother, who was a secretary, raised him following the demise of his father. Ford graduated from Nathaniel Hawthorne College and earned his master’s degree in literature from Adelphi University, NY. Ford taught creative writing before taking up writing as a full-time career. He released his first published book, Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca? In 1995. He’s written two series novels, Leo Waterman, and Frank Corso series. In 1996, Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca?, was nominated for “Best First Novel” in the Anthony Award, Shamus Award, and the Dilys Award. Ford has continued to receive numerous awards for his published books. In this review, we shall look talk about some of the best books in Leo Waterman Series.

Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca? #1 Leo Waterman

A sympathetic detective with a defiant streak stuck on him from the ’60s, Leo Waterman cannot seem to evade every weird situation he comes across in his life. Leo Waterman is hired to find Caroline Nobel, a wayward conservationist gang heir. Leo follows his suspect in the familiar sights of Pioneer Square deep into the rain-soaked Washington forest. However, Caroline’s meticulous cohorts drag her deeper into the muddy waters of ecological disruption. She is a feisty hothead and does not give a rat’s ass that two of her associates end up dead, brutally murdered by unknown forces. Caroline plans an incredibly toxic substance. Waterman could be in danger if he does not find her first.

This book marks the creation of a brilliant ride! Leo Waterman provides an intense, splendid, but flawed man. Leo’s father deliberately left him out of his will for Leo’s inconsistent nature. He cannot inherit the illegally acquired fortune his father earned until he is mature enough to earn his keep. Thus, his alternative means of earning his keep as a hired sleuth. He does not run his services all by himself; he has a group of social misfits and street moles who secretly assist him in gathering crucial information in the background.

Working in such an extreme and uncouth environment, rules do not exist hence the title – Who is Wanda Fuca! In a compelling initial book of the Leo Waterman tales, suspense builds, people die, and ultimately, after Leo and his crew face insurmountable pressure, including murder, Leo discovers the source of all their troubles.

Cast In Stone #2 Leo Waterman

In the days of Leo Waterman’s early life, Henry Sundstrom was a god. However, it hasn’t been easy for the ex-hero lately. First, the fatal honeymoon boating accident took away his son and daughter-in-law. Heck faces death, as he lies too weak to walk for the tragic runaway truck accident late in the night, in Seattle. But Waterman suspects Allison did not die from the boat crash. And if “the Boys,” can get the details, soon enough perhaps Waterman can prove it. Leo Waterman investigates privately in Seattle, acts tough and reasonable when needed; he calls the shots and plainly tells it as it is where necessary.

Cast in Stone provides wild entertainment from Leo’s incognito supporting staff. The mysterious ‘staff’ helps when he requires vital information or help to track suspicious or missing persons. The communication mode between Leo and his crew are the hallmark of the author’s stories.

The Bum’s Rush #3 Leo Waterman

The hilarious, outrageous characters continue with their secret investigations in the third series of Leo Waterman. The author creates a wildly funny and fast-paced crime novel featuring the smart, yet unruly private investigator Leo Waterman from Seattle. Nobody loves a broke man, especially when you’re down to the point f poverty, except Leo Waterman. Leo transformed a horde of homeless misfits hooked on cheap alcohol into a sleek team of surveillance experts. When a destitute woman claims that a dead rock star is her son, Leo takes charge of this unique case to probe the woman’s assertion. Together with his team of lowlife drunkards, they all race against time to dig into the woman’s story and find out where she came from, and how her famous son died. After a little digging and secret probes, Waterman uncovers the truth.

The woman turns out to be a missing librarian on the run after embezzling a huge amount of cash from the local public library accounts. In some way, during the inquiry, someone is not pleased with the unfolding events. Waterman notices a gray van constantly on his tail. The story provides a fantastic plot that keeps readers glued to this novel all through. The supporting characters will have you floored with outrageous entertainment and flair of smart dialog doubled p with great humor.

Chump Change #8 Leo Waterman

After years of extreme pressure to make a living as a private investigator in Seattle, Leo Waterman finally inherits the long-awaited trust fund from his late father. He’s taken a break from the crazy living as a PI, although he’s still reeling from owning such a large amount of cash at his age. When a crime is committed, the natural order of things would be to call the cops. Ford reminisces on most folks grew up with the expectation of civil officers turning up to handle crime-related issues with impartial justice, to help the oppressed. In the last edition of Leo Waterman, he naively calls 911 for help, twice. Chaos erupts in both occasions when the cops show up, thanks to Waterman’s group of super smarts with reliable connections all over. This edition wraps up Leo Waterman settling down in a new relationship and enjoying the fruits of his labor (honestly, the inheritance plays a key role here, though it comes as a god-sent fortune, it’s not legit) life is going well for the old chap. He does not resign entirely from his private investigating duties. Meanwhile, all hell breaks loose when man found shot and about to die, whispers Leo’s name to the cops as he takes his last dying breath. Once again, the author employs his incredible wit and humor to spruce up the climax of the whole book series. He wows us once again with extreme expressions and crazy plots to make it authentic.

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