By Sergio Tell
Series: Fungus, Book 3.
Published: February 16, 2013 by
In this latest installment of the Fungus series, Melbourne is to host a gigantic celebration of the anniversary of 200 years of rugby. As the celebration nears, China is called upon to remedy shortages of everything from gum to glasses. And on the day of the rugby festival, Zapata and his team will be called upon to investigate a brutal and confusing incident.
It's been ten years since Joshua Rivers had his dream of the girl he believes he is supposed to marry, and she's still nowhere in sight.
Now twenty-two, Joshua is stuck in a life markedly different from what he expected. Little does Joshua know that by the end of the year he'll have met his destined love at last.
There's trouble in Melbourne again, and Victoria's new assistant police commissioner, Alberto Zapata, is back on the case. A new airline with onboard casinos is sucking money from the people's pockets, and an array of offbeat community groups to take to the streets in protest. Then, under suspicious circumstances, the city's existing casino is trampled to dust by stampeding elephants…
Assistant police commissioner Zapata’s first case on the job is to solve the mystery around the disappearance of jewels belonging to the British Royal Family while on exhibition in Melbourne. Things get stranger and stranger as the case unfolds, in a madcap tale of crime, bungling, and Spanglish, reminiscent of "Get Smart" and "The Pink Panther."
Joshua Rivers was born to expect great things. A former child prodigy and the son of a lottery winner, he also believes himself blessed with a vision of his perfect destiny and his perfect love. Now in his early twenties, he waits for the moment, and the girl, that will show him his time has finally arrived. And when it does, he resolves to take what is his, whatever it costs him or anyone.