Sometime student and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey would rather be finishing a dull doctoral thesis than staring down the nose of a loaded gun– but his new assignment doesn’t sound dangerous. All he’s got to do is pull off the ultimate makeover: turn Polly Paget– a gum-chewing, foul-mouthed, big-haried broad– into a perfect lady in time to testify in a rape case against Jack Landis, head of the Family Cable Network and America’s most beloved family man. But Polly isn’t cooperating, and everyone– including a former FBI agent, and an obsessive-compulsive hitman, the Mafia, a porn prince, and a slew of tabloid reporters– is on her trail turning Neal’s “simple” assignment into a deadly game of duck-duck-goose.
In a hellish and hilarious escapade that takes him from the deserts of Nevada to the bright lights of Las Vegas, and finally to a hair-raising climax in a shoddily built amusement park, Neal tries to escape the mob’s big guns while taking a slippery walk up the world’s biggest water slide.
Publishers Weekly Review : A Long Walk Up the Water SlideNovember 28, 1994
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