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Rizzo's War By Lou Manfredo

Rizzo's War by Lou Manfredo

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A gritty, realistic police procedural debut. Does for Brooklyn's 'Little Italy' what The Wire did for Baltimore

Rizzo's War Summary

Rizzo's War by Lou Manfredo

Joe Rizzo, a veteran of the NYPD, passes on the knowledge of his years of experience to his ambitious new partner, Mike McQueen, over a year of riding together as detectives in the Sixty-second Precinct in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. His refrain: 'There is no right. There is no wrong. There just is.'

Whatever case they're facing, whether a street robbery or a murderous assault, Rizzo's saying always seems to bear out.

When the two detectives are given the delicate task of tracking down the runaway daughter of a city councilman, who may or may not be more interested in something his daughter has taken with her than in her safety, the situation is much more complex, and potentially much more dangerous, than it first appears.

Rizzo's War 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 *
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 *
Riveting... dealing with every aspect of American policing from dirty politics to the intricate hierarchy of biker gangs. * Guardian *
Rizzo's War is exceptional. Most urban crime novels do not tell it like it is. But this is a bold adventure... a terrific debut and Lou Manfredo is a writer to watch. * Peter Blauner *

About Lou Manfredo

Lou Manfredo served 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. This is his first novel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife.

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Rizzo's War by Lou Manfredo
Used - Very Good
Atlantic Books
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