Rizzo's Fire

Rizzo's Fire PDF Author: Lou Manfredo
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857894714
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300

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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.

Rizzo's Daughter

Rizzo's Daughter PDF Author: Lou Manfredo
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 142994076X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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Brooklyn cop Joe Rizzo---"the most authentic cop in contemporary crime fiction" (starred review Kirkus Reviews)---is ready to retire and spend the rest of his days with his wife, doting on their grown-up girls. But when his youngest daughter, Carol, decides to follow her dad onto the force, Joe decides to stay on until she's settled, calling in favors to get her assigned to the easiest house, the best training officer—anything to protect his baby girl. While there, of course, he's still working a few cases, though he never would've guessed that one of them would be the most sensational case of his career, the murder of mob boss Louie Quattropa. If mob wars were the worst of his problems, he could handle that, but with a daughter on patrol, Joe knows all too well what dangers await her and what little he can do about them. With an authentic voice and breathtakingly accurate portrayal of police work, Lou Manfredo's novels have won wide acclaim, and Rizzo's Daughter raises the bar to a whole new level.

Jackie By Josie

Jackie By Josie PDF Author: Caroline Preston
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684838907
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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Follows a thirtyish graduate who unexpectedly finds herself helping a celebrity biographer research the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and ends up discovering surprising parallels between her own life and that of the queen of Camelot

The Best American Mystery Stories 2012

The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 PDF Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547553986
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 397

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Presents mystery short stories that have been published in the United States during the year.

The Best American Mystery Stories:

The Best American Mystery Stories: PDF Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781858411
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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These short stories are like shots of espresso – best downed in one go and guaranteed to leave the heart racing. Hand-picked by bestselling author Robert Crais, they showcase the best of contemporary crime-writing, from masters of suspense and stars of the future alike. Whether ingenious detective story or hardboiled noir, action-packed thriller or stylish historical mystery, these twenty stand-out stories should form the cornerstone of any crime reader's library. Stories from: Tom Andes, Peter Beagle, K.L. Cook, Jason De Young, Joe Donnelly & Harry Shannon, Kathleen Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Jesse Goolsby, Katherine Hester, Thomas McGuane, Lou Manfredo, Nathan Oates, Gina Paoli, T. Jefferson Parker, Thomas J. Rice, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lones Seiber, Charles Todd, Tim L. Williams, Daniel Woodrell.

New Jersey Noir

New Jersey Noir PDF Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617750816
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 293

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Discover the darker side of the Garden State with this anthology of gritty mystery stories. Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each volume is compromised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct location within the geographical area of the book. In New Jersey Noir, a star-studded cast of authors sifts through the hidden dirt of the Garden State. Featuring brand-new stories (and a few poems) by Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Pinsky, Edmund White & Michael Carroll, Richard Burgin, Pulitzer Prize–winner Paul Muldoon, Sheila Kohler, C.K. Williams, Gerald Stern, Lou Manfredo, S.A. Solomon, Bradford Morrow, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffrey Ford, S.J. Rozan, Barry N. Malzberg & Bill Pronzini, Hirsh Sawhney, and Robert Arellano. Praise for New Jersey Noir “Oates’s introduction to Akashic’s noir volume dedicated to the Garden State, with its evocative definition of the genre, is alone worth the price of the book . . . Highlights include Lou Manfredo’s “Soul Anatomy,” in which a politically connected rookie cop is involved in a fatal shooting in Camden; S.J. Rozan’s “New Day Newark,” in which an elderly woman takes a stand against two drug-dealing gangs; and Jonathan Santlofer’s “Lola,” in which a struggling Hoboken artist finds his muse . . . . Poems by C.K. Williams, Paul Muldoon, and others—plus photos by Gerald Slota—enhance this distinguished entry.” —Publishers Weekly “It was inevitable that this fine noir series would reach New Jersey. It took longer than some readers might have wanted, but, oh boy, was it worth the wait . . . More than most of the entries in the series, this volume is about mood and atmosphere more than it is about plot and character . . . It should go without saying that regular readers of the noir series will seek this one out, but beyond that, the book also serves as a very good introduction to what is a popular but often misunderstood term and style of writing.” —Booklist, Starred Review “A lovingly collected assortment of tales and poems that range from the disturbing to the darkly humorous.” —Shelf Awareness

Rizzo's War

Rizzo's War PDF Author: Lou Manfredo
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429956550
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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Rizzo's War, Lou Manfredo's stunningly authentic debut, partners a rookie detective with a seasoned veteran on his way to retirement in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. "There's no wrong, there's no right, there just is." This is the refrain of Joe Rizzo, a decades-long veteran of the NYPD, as he 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. McQueen is fresh from the beat in Manhattan, and Bensonhurst might as well be China for how different it is. They work on several cases, some big, some small, but the lesson is always the same. Whether it's a simple robbery or an attempted assault, Rizzo's saying always seems to bear out. When the two detectives are given the delicate task of finding and returning 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. By the end of Rizzo and McQueen's year together, however, McQueen is not surprised to discover that even in those more complicated cases, Rizzo is still right—there's no wrong, there's no right, there just is. Rizzo's War is an introduction to a wonderful new voice in crime fiction in the Big Apple, ringing with authenticity, full of personality, and taut with the suspense of real, everyday life in the big city.

Bonding the Rizzo's Family Vacation

Bonding the Rizzo's Family Vacation PDF Author: Alex Lizzi Jr.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430327332
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 228

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Bonding A Rizzo's Family Vacation For those of you that have blended families or have ever taken a family camping trip, The Rizzo's attempt at bonding will take you down memory lane. This hilarious story is full of family chaos, colorful characters, crazy antics and lively adventures. As a newly blended family, the Rizzo's attempt to bond during a camping trip, following the advice of their family therapist. They travel by way of Cracker Barrel to Virginia Beach where they cross paths with two desperate rednecks that have just stolen a quarter of a million dollars of mob money. Unbeknownst to the Rizzo's that mob money ends up mixed in with their camping gear. A stripper and her biker boyfriend try to beat the rednecks to the mob money as the Rizzo's try their best to bond.

Last Stand at Khe Sanh

Last Stand at Khe Sanh PDF Author: Gregg Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306821400
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 400

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In a remote mountain stronghold in 1968, six thousand US Marines awoke one January morning to find themselves surrounded by 20,000 enemy troops. Their only road to the coast was cut, and bad weather and enemy fire threatened their fragile air lifeline. The siege of Khe Sanh-the Vietnam War's epic confrontation-was under way. For seventy-seven days, the Marines and a contingent of US Army Special Forces endured artillery barrages, sniper fire, ground assaults, and ambushes. Air Force, Marine, and Navy pilots braved perilous flying conditions to deliver supplies, evacuate casualties, and stem the North Vietnamese Army's onslaught. As President Lyndon B. Johnson weighed the use of tactical nuclear weapons, Americans watched the shocking drama unfold on nightly newscasts. Through it all, the bloodied defenders of Khe Sanh held firm and prepared for an Alamo-like last stand. Now, Gregg Jones takes readers into the trenches and bunkers at Khe Sanh to tell the story of this extraordinary moment in American history. Last Stand at Khe Sanh captures the exceptional courage and brotherhood that sustained the American fighting men throughout the ordeal. It brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters-young high school dropouts and rootless rebels in search of John Wayne glory; grizzled Korean War veterans; daredevil pilots; gritty platoon leaders and company commanders; and courageous Navy surgeons who volunteered to serve in combat with the storied Marines. Drawing on in-depth interviews with siege survivors, thousands of pages of archival documents, and scores of oral history accounts, Gregg Jones delivers a poignant and heart-pounding narrative worthy of the heroic defense of Khe Sanh.

Policing Is About People

Policing Is About People PDF Author: Martin J. Schwartz
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 148088104X
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 232

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We often hear about acts of violence in our country, which may require an intervention by the police. But sometimes the actions, techniques, and methods used generate questions or criticism about the lawfulness and necessity of policing. Thus many in and out of law enforcement continue to look for ways to improve what we view as inappropriate police conduct. Who are these men and women called upon to keep the order, peace, and safety of our communities? How are they recruited, trained, and supervised as they perform the duties we demand of them? Martin J. Schwartz’s book, Policing Is About People, examines the lawfulness and methodology of police actions and considerations in evaluating them. More importantly, it identifies the humanness of the police as told by a police officer. The book offers an opportunity to view policing as a function demanded by the people—our constitutional founders. Finally, the book considers how to make policing better, safer, and smarter for both the citizenry and the police.