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The Unflushables

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The Unflushables

Written by Ron Bates with Foreword by James Patterson

Imagine living in a city where the sewer system is filled with all kinds of creepy crawly creatures that pop up in toilets with no warning. Now, imagine the idea that it is illegal to be an independent plumber. If something goes wrong with your plumbing, you are supposed to call the Ironwater Corporation. They have a monopoly on anything and everything that relates to plumbing in your city. But their rates are exorbitant, so there are plumbers who work independently, even though it is illegal to do so. The Ironwater Corporation keeps its iron grip on the city by enforcing its no-independent-plumber rule.

"THE UNFLUSHABLES by Ron Bates is a great story full of potty humor....the writing is fast-paced and the plot twists will keep you guessing until the end."

Enter 13-year-old Sully Stringfellow. This boy was born to be a plumber. He is crazy about plumbing and plumbers. His superheroes are folks like the Mad Piper, Waterdog Jones and Amber Waves. Sully works on the sly with another plumber, learning the ropes and honing his craft. He and his fellow underground plumbers are known as the Unflushables.

The residents of the city are having more problems with their septic systems than usual, so there is always plenty of work for him and his fellow plumbers. But, is something else going on? Is Ironwater Corporation intentionally sabotaging the system? He and his fellow plumbers intend to find out, and they need to do it before the start of the city's 50th Anniversary Burrito Festival, when all toilets will be in high demand.

THE UNFLUSHABLES by Ron Bates is a great story full of potty humor, which is sure to appeal to the base instincts of most boys (and probably some girls, as a couple of girls figure prominently in the story line). The chapters are short, the writing is fast-paced and the plot twists will keep you guessing until the end.

Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin on April 24, 2018

The Unflushables
Written by Ron Bates with Foreword by James Patterson