sergeant gonzalez, the son of his father? is a rib-tickling novel that looks at the guardia civil (one of spains three police forces) located inland from the costa blanca, spain. The good-looking, roguish, easy-going sergeant paco gonzalez enjoys red wine, food, football and women. life is good, especially with his fun-loving girlfriend maria but marriage?gonzalezs job is a highway patrolman informing motorists of impending speeding fines. But he and his gay partner fernandez are soon transferred to crime detection by their boss, the tough fearsome captain alonzo.read about speeding fines, germans, a fiesta, a robbery at a nudist club, the murder of the mysterious john smith, the lowdown on benidorm and marbella, fraud at the local radio station, visiting morocco and vegas, growing your own cannabis, buying a ruin and even running a half marathon.gonzalez is no grumpy rebus, no scalpel-wielding coldwell and no complex christie. he is a new, humorous, refreshing character. not for Gonzalez the use of fingerprints and dna - more a study of fast cars, cocktails and beds.