Finnegan's Week (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Open Road Media, Nov 29, 2011 - Fiction - 340 pages
15 Reviews
Fin Finnegan, a San Diego police detective and wannabe actor heading straight for a midlife meltdown, is assigned a routine truck theft that turns into a toxic chemical spill, setting off a bizarre chain reaction of death and murder on both sides of the Mexican border. Fin is forced to team up with Nell Salter, a sexy female investigator, as well as an equally fetching US Navy investigator who wants to learn all that Fin can teach her—and that’s saying a lot. The New York Times Book Review called it “a frolic, a joy, a hoot, a riot of a book.” And Entertainment Weekly said, “superbly crafted and paced, deliciously funny, but fundamentally, as always, deadly serious.”
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
5
3 stars
6
2 stars
2
1 star
0

Review: Finnegan's Week

User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

Joseph Wambaugh has done it again. The cast of characters in Fennegan's Week is wonderful. Middle--age-crisis Fin Finnegan desperately wants to be an actor but alas... He's a cop. The plot thickens ... Read full review

Review: Finnegan's Week

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

This ex-cop author has a gift for main characters going through male, mid-life crises. Ditto for another one of his books: "The Golden Orange." Read full review

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

The son of a policeman, Joseph Wambaugh (b. 1937) began his writing career while a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. He joined the LAPD in 1960 after three years in the Marine Corps, and rose to the rank of detective sergeant before retiring in 1974. His first novel, The New Centurions (1971), was a quick success, drawing praise for its realistic action and intelligent characterization, and was adapted into a feature film starring George C. Scott. He followed it up with The Blue Knight (1972), which was adapted into a mini-series starring William Holden and Lee Remick. Since then Wambaugh has continued writing about the LAPD. He has been credited with a realistic portrayal of police officers, showing them not as superheroes but as men struggling with a difficult job, a depiction taken mainstream by television’s Police Story, which Wambaugh helped create in the mid-1970s. In addition to novels, Wambaugh has written nonfiction, winning a special Edgar Award for 1974’s The Onion Field, an account of the longest criminal trial in California history. His most recent work is the novel Hollywood Moon (2010).

Bibliographic information