Rizzo's Daughter by Lou Manfredo

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...the episodic story line rings false by schematically illustrating the costs of lives pursued inside and outside the law.
-Publishers Weekly

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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.

 

About Lou Manfredo

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Lou Manfredo, author of Rizzo’s Fire and Rizzo’s War, 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. This is his third novel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 305 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 15 2012

...cops of every description inhabit Rizzo’s world, all of them utterly believable and intensely interesting.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jan 02 2012

...the episodic story line rings false by schematically illustrating the costs of lives pursued inside and outside the law.

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