Ladies of the Night by John Westermann

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Called the only cop writer who can dance the high wire between humour and hell, John Westermann's explosive crime novels shatter the blue wall of silence. In LADIES OF THE NIGHT Westermann takes us inside a twisting police investigation where the quest for power collides head on with the search for justice. When a top aide in Nassau County's government office goes missing during the final weeks of a cut-throat campaign, and it comes out that she was having a torrid affair with the Democratic Candidate, Police Commissioner Frank Murphy calls in his toughtest detectives, Maude Fleming and Rocky Blair. As they descend into a sinister world where political ambition walks on the jagged edge of brutality and cold blooded violence, they lock horns with Long Islands's ruthless power players. Together they must stay alive in a murderous race - or be crushed by their deadliest and most discernable enemy. With gripping realism and ironic wit, Westermann portrays the heirachies, the good guys and the low lifes of the political arena ...and the cop world.
 

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Published August 1, 1998 by Atria. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ex-police officer Westermann (The Honor Farm, 1996, etc.) returns to his suburban haunts for a tour of corrupt politics as Nassau County homicide detectives Maude Fleming, who’s gay, and body-builder Rocky Blair gather evidence about the kidnapping of Deputy Nassau County Executive Elizabeth Luci...

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The team digs up enough real estate scams and musical beds to have nervous pols covering their butts and slinging back dirt of their own, but the detectives grind on toward a perfect ending in which Westermann's (The Honor Farm) trademark black humor, sharp ear and eye for setting are all on disp...

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