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Dark streets. Darker secrets.

Jackson Steeg thought hed finally put all that behind him.

He was wrong.

Jackson Steeg isnt an NYPD homicide cop anymore, not since the bullet he took to the lung. But Steegs retirement is looking anything but relaxing.

After months of death threats, his ex-wifes new flame is beaten to death outside a chichi restaurant in the Meatpacking District. When Steeg starts pulling on strings, he discovers that his old pals on the force are strangely reluctant to investigate the murder.

Meanwhile, Steegs Hells Kitchen roots prove impossible to escape when a neer-do-well childhood friend finds himself deep in debt to a vicious mobster. Steegs brother, Dave, wants to help, but the only language Dave knows is violence, and soon a mob war threatens to erupt.

Now Steegs got two factions of New Yorks nastiest characters aiming for his head. Worse, every thread keeps leading him exactly where he doesnt want to go: his own family.

Review:

"Ex-NYPD homicide cop Jackson 'Jake' Steeg, who took a bullet in Family Matters (2006), can't get away from his Hell's Kitchen heritage in Berkowitz's violent and entertaining sequel. Jake's hateful ex-mother-in-law, Jeanmarie Doyle, wants him to help his ex, Ginny, and her new husband, Tony Ferris, who are getting death threats. A reluctant Jake can't avoid getting involved after Tony is brutally murdered. A recovering alcoholic with one good lung, Jake can still mix it up with the tough guys and is quick to do so. The busy plot finds him dealing with corrupt cops and politicians, skinheads, an Israeli gangster and other creeps. Deftly rendering such New York City neighborhoods as Alphabet City and Brighton Beach (Little Odessa), Berkowitz keeps the dialogue rough, the action fast and the characterization thin but sharp as Jake steers his way through the myriad traps thrown in his way." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Most of the novels reviewed here are some variation on the police procedural, in which someone — most often a cop, private eye or reporter — is out to solve a mystery. This genre has an honorable tradition, from Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler to John D. MacDonald and Ed McBain to current, well-established writers like Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman and others. At best, these... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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A gritty, literate noir that provides a fascinating look at the seedy New York still lurking behind the city's gleaming veneer, "Old Flame" is both a valentine to hardboiled fiction fans and a great introduction to the genre--Chelsea Cain, author of "Heartsick."

About the Author

IRA BERKOWITZ is a native New Yorker and former advertising executive. His first novel, Family Matters, won the Washington Irving Literary Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307408624
Author:
Berkowitz, Ira
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Gangsters
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Jackson Steeg Mysteries
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A. There will always be a surfeit of authors using
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.80x5.10x.70 in. .50 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Ex-NYPD homicide cop Jackson 'Jake' Steeg, who took a bullet in Family Matters (2006), can't get away from his Hell's Kitchen heritage in Berkowitz's violent and entertaining sequel. Jake's hateful ex-mother-in-law, Jeanmarie Doyle, wants him to help his ex, Ginny, and her new husband, Tony Ferris, who are getting death threats. A reluctant Jake can't avoid getting involved after Tony is brutally murdered. A recovering alcoholic with one good lung, Jake can still mix it up with the tough guys and is quick to do so. The busy plot finds him dealing with corrupt cops and politicians, skinheads, an Israeli gangster and other creeps. Deftly rendering such New York City neighborhoods as Alphabet City and Brighton Beach (Little Odessa), Berkowitz keeps the dialogue rough, the action fast and the characterization thin but sharp as Jake steers his way through the myriad traps thrown in his way." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A gritty, literate noir that provides a fascinating look at the seedy New York still lurking behind the city's gleaming veneer, "Old Flame" is both a valentine to hardboiled fiction fans and a great introduction to the genre--Chelsea Cain, author of "Heartsick."
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