The Buck Passes Flynn (Flynn #2)
On medical leave from the Boston Police Department, the eccentric Police Inspector and offbeat operative, Francis Xavier Flynn might have his most perplexing assignment yet. Someone is giving away hundreds of millions of dollars, and Flynn has to find out who in a hurry. As he races from Texas to Las Vegas, from Massachusetts to Russia, Flynn quickly discovers that this is...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 20th 2011 by Knopf Group E-Books
(first published 1981)
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Mar 11, 2009 Tamora Pierce rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I picked it up because I'd read it several times before and liked it a lot (which is why my very old copy is still with me). Flynn, a big Irishman with numerous very intelligent children and a very intelligent wife, has worked for years for a nameless, borderless super-intelligence organization. Now they want him to find out, at the request of the American president, why packages with $100,000 each have been given to every citizen in a selected area--a small Texas town, a northeastern fishing is...more
It has been a long time since I've read a Gregory McDonald book but I think it may be typical for his books to sacrifice depth in favor of humor. Less of a mystery than a perplexing economic commentary, 'Pass the Buck Flynn' excels in characterization as storytelling as McDonald's second most famous wisecracking investigator travels the highs and lows of the early eighties financial classes. Fans of action and intrigue may find the Flynn books to be lacking, but those who love the joking comment...more
Francis Xavier Flynn investigates why someone is giving away hundreds of millions of dollars to stranger. Someone is trying to wreck the economy. Didn't really get into this book. Maybe was expecting something more like the Fletch books.
A little disappointed with this one after enjoying the first of the series so much. Felt a little weak in the storyline, and it may be a little more dated based on when it was written than the first one was. Still a decent quick read, but a lot less compelling. We'll see what book #3 has to offer...