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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (171 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lou Manfredo Narrator: Bobby Cannavale Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ellen | 2/18/2014

    " This debut novel from Lou Manfredo is a good police procedural, but what I liked best about it was the moral dilemma it presented. Will the cops do the right thing or the wrong thing? And what is the right thing? It's a complex situation with multi-dimensional characters. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bob Eilenfeldt | 2/6/2014

    " Lou Manfredo gives the reader a gritty, realistic look at the life of a New York Police Department detective. I am looking forward to reading more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Icicle4 | 1/28/2014

    " Good police procedural novel - takes place in Brooklyn, NY. Street View on Google Maps came in handy - the location of the NYC boroughs has always been hard for me to keep straight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Benita | 1/22/2014

    " AWESOME police writer - multiple crimes - not just one focus - moves along so realistically - wonderfully written - love all his books!! True summer reads!!! "

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