Rizzo's War

Author(s): Lou Manfredo
Series: Rizzo Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Sep 29, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.95 hours)
Product Number: Z100124797
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427207852
Narrator/s: Bobby Cannavale
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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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Author(s): Lou Manfredo
Product Number EB00010312
Released: Apr 01, 2010
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429956550

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"Joe Rizzo, nearing retirement from the NYPD, is mentoring a new partner, Mike McQueen, a newly assigned detective. As they work on one case after another, Mike takes Joe's advice to heart: "There is no right, there is no wrong, there just is." Manfredo's police procedural, his first novel, crackles with authentic dialogue and suspense. Bobby Cannavale is a perfect match as he delivers a performance laced with spot-on Brooklyn and Italian accents, as well as actual Italian. His character voices stand out, especially that of Joe Rizzo. Cannavale's ability to capture Joe's deep, gravelly voice, the voice of a heavy smoker, along with his pronounced Brooklyn accent, is truly something to marvel at. S.S.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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