Good Cop, Bad Cop by Barbara D'Amato

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



Chciago Police Superintendant Nick Bertolucci is a tough top cop. But he has a dangerous enemy on the force: his brother Aldo. Aldo is a beat cop who is eaten up by jealousy and resentment of Nick's success. He gets his chance to sabotage his brother's career when records turn up concerning an illegal raid on a Black Panther household back in 1969. When Aldo tries to connect Nick to the scandal, his scheme threatens to collapse the Chicago Police Department, and his own family, from the inside out.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


About Barbara D'Amato

See more books from this Author
Barbara D'Amato has had a checkered career, working in the distant past as an assistant surgical orderly, carpenter for stage magic illusions, assistant tiger handler, stage manager, researcher for attorneys in criminal cases, and recently sometimes teaching mystery writing to Chicago police officers."Writing is the greatest job of all," D'Amato says. "I get to hang around with cops, go ask people questions about their jobs that I would be too chicken to ask without a reason, and walk around Chicago looking for good murder locales. Best of all, I get to read mystery and suspense novels and call it keeping up with the field."She was the 1999-2000 president of Mystery Writers of America. D'Amato is also a past president of Sisters in Crime International.D'Amato is a playwright, novelist, and crime researcher. Her research on the Dr. John Branion murder case formed the basis for a segment on "Unsolved Mysteries," and she appeared on the program. Her musical comedies, The Magic Man and children's musical The Magic of Young Houdini, written with husband Anthony D'Amato, played in Chicago and London. Their Prohibition-era musical comedy RSVP Broadway, which played in Chicago in 1980, was named an "event of particular interest" by Chicago magazine. A native of Michigan, she has been a resident of Chicago for many years.
Published July 1, 1999 by Forge Books. 235 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Good Cop, Bad Cop

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

D'Amato lays out this plot with impressive economy, but doesn't provide any counterpoint--there's nothing else going on except expertly sketched backgrounds (Chicago cops eating undercover Japanese, telling offensive jokes, responding to domestic violence calls, playing schoolboy pranks), and Suz...

| Read Full Review of Good Cop, Bad Cop

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

An authoritative, engrossing mix of politics, police work and family jealousy, D'Amato's second Chicago-based novel (after the well-received takes an intriguing spin on the notorious 1969 Chicago police raid on the Black Panthers, which killed Fred Hampton.

| Read Full Review of Good Cop, Bad Cop

Rate this book!

Add Review