Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water For years Leo Waterman eked out a meager living as a PI in Seattle He survived run ins with murderers drug dealers and jealous wives but when Rebecca the love of his life dumped him to marry some

  • Title: Thicker Than Water
  • Author: G.M. Ford
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  • Page: 391
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • For years Leo Waterman eked out a meager living as a PI in Seattle He survived run ins with murderers, drug dealers, and jealous wives, but when Rebecca, the love of his life, dumped him to marry someone else that was a different story After Leo s trust fund finally kicks in, he takes his broken heart and slips gratefully into retirement until the day he learns thatFor years Leo Waterman eked out a meager living as a PI in Seattle He survived run ins with murderers, drug dealers, and jealous wives, but when Rebecca, the love of his life, dumped him to marry someone else that was a different story After Leo s trust fund finally kicks in, he takes his broken heart and slips gratefully into retirement until the day he learns that Rebecca has vanished and no one, not even her overbearing mother, can locate her Together with his motley crew of homeless drunks and reprobates, Leo sets out to find Rebecca, following her twisted trail from the rain swept streets of Seattle to the murky depths of the great North Woods The stink of it all emanates from none other than Rebecca s new husband, whose lies cast Leo into the path of a ruthless gang that will stop at nothing not even murder to protect what s theirs.

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    About “G.M. Ford

    • G.M. Ford

      Gerald M Ford is the author of the widely praised Frank Corso novels, Fury, Black River, A Blind Eye, Red Tide, No Man s Land, and Blown Away six highly acclaimed mysteries, featuring Seattle private investigator Leo Waterman and the stand alone thriller Nameless Night A former creative writing teacher in western Washington, Ford lives in San Diego and is currently working on his next novel.



    460 thoughts on “Thicker Than Water

    • I bought this book because it was on sale super cheap on Kindle, and it sounded like it wouldn't be too bad. Also the author's name (pen name?) is G.M. Ford, which I found amusing. I expected it would be okay. It was more than okay. This was a fast-paced mystery, set in Seattle, starring snarky, sarcastic, and punny (as in puns; that's not a typo) Detective Leo Waterman and the bizarre characters of his acquaintance. Will this book win any awards for being a literary masterpiece? Probably not. W [...]


    • Even though this is the seventh in the series, it is the first Leo Waterman mystery I'd read. That I hadn't read numbers 1-6 didn't seem to matter in the least. This was a fast-paced mystery that I read in just a couple of sittings. It focused on the characters and the action, and it didn't use any expository filler to make it longer. I think most mysteries, especially the more hard-boiled varieties, benefit from brevity, and I was very pleased with this book. Leo was a very enjoyable character [...]


    • Lord, Mister Ford, what have you done? And more to the point, where the hell have you been? There are a number of masters of the mystery genre that I read faithfully. There are about a dozen, if we count those no longer among us (such as Ed McBain, Donald Westlake, and Tony Hillerman) whose novels I would read simply on the basis of their authorship Ford is among my dozen. In fact, he's toward the top of the heap. I can't objectively say whether the latter is because he sets his mysteries here i [...]


    • At first I thought the author was trying for a Robert B Parker tone - wisecracking detective, 40'ish, big and strong. As the book progressed, I began to enjoy Leo Waterman. The story wasn't bad at all, and I did have to give it three stars. Maybe author Ford is not Parker - yet - but there is promise,


    • I actually read this book, it wasn't an audible edition. I love G.M. Ford's writing style and while Leo Waterman isn't my favorite character of his, Leo's stories are still great whodunnits! I'm partial to any novels set in Seattle and G.M. Ford does a fantastic job of describing the area and making it come alive around his characters.


    • Sometimes you want to read Dostoevsky and sometimes you want to read a 2-star detective novel. I wanted to read a 2-star detective novel. And it was a 5-star 2-star detective novel if that makes any sense. :)


    • This was ok. Decent plot I guess. but It reminds me of o e that would have been turned into an early 90's action flick.



    • Rebecca moved on and married another man, but now she's missing and her mother wants Leo to find her. A good plot, moves at a good pace, but not as much character interaction as some of his other books.


    • It was nice to be re-introduced to Leo Waterman after all these years (12 years since the last book!), but I missed the humor of the earlier books. I'm definitely going to read the rest of this series, but I hope the next ones find that goofiness again. Leave the darkness to Frank Corso, please!


    • Thicker Than WaterVery interesting story, I really enjoyed the characters and their enter action with each other. The twists and turn of the storyline fresh and exciting.




    • An expanded version appears on my blog, The Irresponsible Reader.--I'd forgotten how quotable Ford can be in the time between Waterman novels. This description of a lifelong, um, acquaintance and current gun dealer probably beats the competition in this book (by a hair):Junior Bailey couldn’t have been more than a couple of Oreos short of three hundred pounds. A corpulent corpuscle in a hideous purple suit, he looked like a Cuban headwaiter who had been held hostage in a doughnut shop. Except [...]


    • I like the review form "International Cat Lady"Sep 25, 2012International Cat Lady rated it 5 of 5 starsI bought this book because it was on sale super cheap on Kindle, and it sounded like it wouldn't be too bad. Also the author's name (pen name?) is G.M. Ford, which I found amusing. I expected it would be okay. It was more than okay. This was a fast-paced mystery, set in Seattle, starring snarky, sarcastic, and punny (as in puns; that's not a typo) Detective Leo Waterman and the bizarre characte [...]


    • This could have been the best novel of the Leo Waterman series. If the reader has invested any time at all with Leo, any plot line dealing with danger to Rebecca would result in a page-turner. Clearly, this book had a great, complex plot, lots of action, good dialogue and easily visualized scenes.However, there were three aspects of the book that kept it from being a 5-star. First, Leo mentions to Ortega that he hasn't carried a gun in his PI capacity during his entire career. Bravo Sierra. This [...]


    • First Leo Waterman thriller since The Deader The Better written in 2000. I've missed him.Waterman is a wise cracking ex P.I now living on a trust fund, in Seattle. Ford's portrayal of the Seattle life is what makes this series so easy to read. As John D. McDonald or Randy Wayne White did with their descriptions of Florida, so Ford does for Seattle and the close in areas. Readers new to the series probably will not get the full enjoyment of Waterman's character. In this novel he is searching for [...]


    • Leo Waterman is a PI in Seattle, tough when needed, fair, he cares but doesn’t show it, good at zingers and says it like it is. The entertaining aspect of these books is his ‘staff’. When he needs help finding or tracking people he uses a group of locals who live in questionable places and always have a brown bag bottle handy. As Leo has noted, they are invisible to society at large and, therefore, get the answers he needs without being noticed. The interchanges he has with them are a high [...]


    • #7 in the Leo Waterman series. A return of Leo and the boys in this 2012 sequel to The Deader the Better (2000)is very welcome.Leo Waterman series - For years Leo Waterman eked out a meager living as a PI in Seattle. But when Rebecca, the love of his life, dumped him to marry someone else, Leo retires. Until one day he learns that Rebecca has vanished and no one can locate her. Together with a motley crew of homeless drunks and reprobates, Leo sets out to find Rebecca. He follows her trail from [...]


    • EVERYTHING'S BETTER UP NORTHG M Ford is splendid - from the author's name to the characters: how can you not love a recurring character called Nearly Normal Norman? The old characters behave in character, the new ones grow fast. The villains are clearly villainous, while the heroes are - well, sometimes a bit more nebulous. That's one of the joys of G M Forda bit of "who is this guy and is he good or not". The plot is standard. It's the way the author twists and turns events to get to the heroic [...]


    • Back in Seattle with an author and character I haven't visited in a good while. Leo Waterman is an ex PI and now living the life of Riley having finally come into the trust fund left by his wheeling/dealing political boss father. He is approached by his ex's mother looking for help in finding her daughter King Counties chief forensic pathologist who has been missing for a week and know one knows where she is. Leo reluctantly agrees to make some inquiries but soon is up to his neck with threats, [...]


    • I have found another PI to entertain me. This is the first book I have read by G M Ford and he has been added to my 'look for' list. His hero Leo Waterman is a PI. In this book - one of the later ones, he has retired to enjoy the trust fund left to him by his father. However he is drawn into the world of crime when his ex-wife disappears and he is asked to find her. Leo reminds me a lot of Jack Reacher in the way he goes about his business although there is a lighter tone to the books. Certainly [...]


    • Bought this on a sale and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the story and characters. I imagine it would be even better if I had read earlier stories in the series. A crime story set in Seattle with all the atmosphere of that city and its surroundings. The narrator is a retired P.I. living off a trust fund, and the out-of-the-mainstream minor characters that he surrounds himself with are vastly entertaining. There are some minor complaints but nothing that would stop you from enjoyi [...]


    • Another five star book by G. M FordOk, I have to admit, I have been reading Mr. Ford since way before e-reading became what it is today. 90 % of what I read now is on my kindle. So I have been reading this author a long time. He doesn't disappoint, and you can expect that when you read one of his books you will immerse yourself completely. This book is no exception. The scenes and events are so well written and descriptive that you really do feel like you are right there. Go on, indulge yourself [...]


    • Pretty standard plot, but very well executed entry in the series.Leo, our hero, is a big lug of an ex-PI, when his ex-love goes missing. He doesn't let his unofficial status stop him as he goes to all lengths to try to find her. Gripping, quirky, and set in the Pacific Northwest of Seattle and Tacoma, for an interesting new milieu. Once I started, I finished it in two sittings. I will definitely be looking for the other volumes, and will do them in order now!


    • So glad Leo and "The Boys" are back. Thoroughly enjoyed this despite the constant beatings Leo took and the somewhat anti-climatic ending. I love the new female love-interest introduced and her comments to one of the "boys" near the end are hilarious. The Seattle setting is very well done, too. Looking forward to the next Leo Waterman mystery (and I understand he is writing another).


    • The story in this Leo Waterman novel is a lot darker than most of the previous ones I've read, but it is none the worse for that. A great romp around Seattle again and some absolutely beautifully descriptive writing.I absolutely love the "voice" that these novels are written in and I'm quite sad that there aren't many more for me to read.


    • I finished this book and then immediately began another, which I have also finished. I had to go back and see what this one was about. Maybe that is an indication of how good it was. The humorous way in which the main character tells his story was great, but a bit more language etc. than I care for.


    • Though I just finished the book yesterday, I can't for the life of me remember what it was about. Guess that says a lot of what I thought of it. I do recall however, that when I had gotten distracted in listening to it (Kindle Unlimited with narration), I wasn't particularly inclined to go back to discover what I had missed.


    • Personally I enjoyed this book. The main character was not an overly "wiseguy" like some writers use for their PI character. There was some good action although a bit bloody. It was an entertaining read.


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