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Rizzo's Fire by Lou Manfredo
  

Rizzo's Fire

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Rizzo's Fire by Lou Manfredo

As twenty-year veteran Joe Rizzo edges closer to retirement, things only seem to get more difficult: having promised his wife he'd quit smoking, he's working the most baffling case of his career, with a new partner to boot. Robert Lauria was practically a hermit, and was dead ten days before anyone found him. Fired from his job as a shoe salesman weeks ago, he rarely left his apartment and had no visitors except his cousin, who says she hardly knew him. So who strangled him late one night as he made tea in the kitchen in his pajamas? And could there be a connection to the headline-grabbing murder of a Broadway producer a day earlier? Rizzo and his new partner, Priscilla Jackson, carefully comb through the life of this forgotten man, even though their superiors have already put the case on the back burner. Tasked with navigating the twin labyrinths of the truth and NYPD politics, they must find the killer and bring him to justice. And what they discover along the way will surprise everyone.

Reviews

As a depiction of the Byzantine, politicized existence of a working American police department, Rizzo's War stands as a valuable primer. -- David Simon, creator of The Wire As stark and true as David Simon's faultless depiction of the Baltimore PD in The Wire... Daily Mail Riveting... dealing with every aspect of American policing from dirty politics to the intricate hierarchy of biker gangs. Guardian Brooklyn, as the portrayal in Manfredo's excellent debut makes clear, is a different world... Rizzo's War is a police procedural of more than usual intelligence. The Times Richly confirming the extraordinary promise of the first book, the follow up has style and authenticity, giving a no nonsense depiction of what life is like on the streets for a New York detective. But this time Manfredo adds yet more subtlety to his portrait of the city's finest. This is Ed McBain for the 21st century - and that's high praise... It confirms Manfredo as one of New York's finest thriller writers. Daily Mail


About the Author

Lou Manfredo worked in the Brooklyn criminal justice system for twenty-five years. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and Brooklyn Noir. His first novel, Rizzo's War, was published by Corvus in November 2010. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife.

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Publication date

1st March 2012

Author

Lou Manfredo

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781848875869

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