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Hell's Gate (Thomas Dunne Books)

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Publisher Comments:

A riveting tale of river piracy, gang wars, and the worst catastrophe to hit New York City before September 11, 2001

In 1904 the Hudson and East Rivers were vital to the people of Manhattan. They offered families an escape from the squalor of the tenements, politicians a means of catering to their constituents, and criminals a means to make a fortune in black-market goods.

When Detective Mike Braddock foils a midnight heist led by the gangland thug Smiling Jack, the city honors him as a hero. But Mike cant forget Jacks final revelation: the identity of a new mobster jockeying for position in the cutthroat world of New Yorks gangs.

Mike is committed to bringing down this new criminal powerhouse before he takes power, no matter where his investigation takes him. He finds out quickly that hes not the only one who wants to take down this new gangster. A host of other mob heavies have their eyes on the same target, and theyre more than willing to knock Mike out of the way to get there first.

Full of action, double-crossing, and high-stakes mob warfare, Hells Gate brings readers to the rough-and-tumble streets of historic Manhattan, all set against the vivid backdrop of the greatest tragedy to strike New York until 9/11.

 

Review:

"Crabbe's third novel (after The Empire of Shadows and Suspension) links a pedestrian police investigation plot to New York City's worst pre-9/11 catastrophe, the 1904 fire aboard the steamship General Slocum, which claimed more than a thousand lives. The city is in the grip of numerous gangs, but Det. Sgt. Mike Braddock, the son of a legendary police captain, manages to throw a monkey wrench into their operations by disrupting a smuggling operation in the East River. One of the smugglers dies with the word 'bottler' on his lips, giving Braddock a lead to pursue. A less-than-compelling subplot centers on Braddock's love interest, Ginny Caldwell, a prostitute who's forced to find new work after a run-in with a customer. The climax disappoints, despite the inherent drama of the General Slocum disaster. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Richard E. Crabbe was born and raised on Staten Island, New York. He has had a twenty- year career in advertising sales with Advance Publications, the New York Post, the LA Times, and Time Warner. He is the author of Suspension and The Empire of Shadows. He lives on Staten Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312341596
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Crabbe, Richard
Author:
Crabbe, Richard Edward
Author:
Crabbe, Richard E.
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Thomas Dunne Books
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20080610
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.44x7.20x1.08 in. .97 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312341596 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Crabbe's third novel (after The Empire of Shadows and Suspension) links a pedestrian police investigation plot to New York City's worst pre-9/11 catastrophe, the 1904 fire aboard the steamship General Slocum, which claimed more than a thousand lives. The city is in the grip of numerous gangs, but Det. Sgt. Mike Braddock, the son of a legendary police captain, manages to throw a monkey wrench into their operations by disrupting a smuggling operation in the East River. One of the smugglers dies with the word 'bottler' on his lips, giving Braddock a lead to pursue. A less-than-compelling subplot centers on Braddock's love interest, Ginny Caldwell, a prostitute who's forced to find new work after a run-in with a customer. The climax disappoints, despite the inherent drama of the General Slocum disaster. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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