By (author) Reggie Nadelson
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Red Hook by Reggie Nadelson
Book DescriptionThe other problem is that he made up the stories. It is the night of the August 2003 blackout when Santiago is killed. August 14, when the lights go out up and down the US East Coast. And also the night that Artie Cohen, forever single, still regretting the loss of Lily Hanes who has left him, gets married to Maxine Crabbe. He wants a life, kids, a home; with Maxie, he's convinced himself, he can find it. Santiago's death reveals a history of lies, deceit and falsified stories; Santiago has made up everything, including much of his own life. And in the course of uncovering who killed him, Artie also uncovers the ways in which information is corrupted and turned into propaganda...And then Lily returns...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780434011896
(220mm x 146mm x 27mm)
Imprint: William Heinemann Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Reggie Nadelson
Manhattan 62, Hardback (January 2014)
Set against the fear and paranoia of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when two young Latinos are killed, an Irish detective teases out a thrilling story of spies, lies, murder and betrayal.
Blood Count, Paperback (January 2012)
As the celebrations of Barack Obama's presidential victory draw to an end in the social melting pot of Harlem, New York, an old woman's death reveals deceit, racial tension, and city corruption...
Londongrad, Paperback (June 2010)
'Nadelson writes wonderfully well... Her take on a London of oligarchs fuelled by money from "new" Russia is thrilling.' Ian Rankin
Fresh Kills, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Reggie Nadelson
With his wife Maxine out of town, Artie Cohen is alone in Manhattan when his nephew Billy Farone is released for a couple of weeks from the young offenders' institution where he has been since he stabbed Heshey Shank to death. Now a boy of fourteen, Billy seems to be cured, to be free of whatever it was - sickness, evil - that made him kill Shank.
US Kirkus Review » Marriage brings little joy to Artie Cohen, NYPD. He packs his new bride off to New Jersey while he searches the Brooklyn waterfront for an old friend's killer.There's zero chemistry between Artie Cohen (Disturbed Earth, 2005, etc.)-who tortures himself daily over his old life in Russia, his Alzheimer's-stricken mother in Israel, his lost love Lily Hanes and the sadness he finds in people everywhere-and blandly cheerful Maxine Crabbe, who, undaunted by the loss of her fire-captain husband at the World Trade Center, longs to buy a condo in lower Manhattan. They spend little time together at the lavish wedding party mega-mogul Tolya Sverdloff throws them before Maxine leaves for the Jersey shore with twin daughters Millie and Maria. Promising to join them, Artie first slopes off to Red Hook to marvel at the gentrification of the old warehouses and look in on retired reporter Sid McKay, who sends him urgent messages, then refuses to elaborate before he's beaten to death. Artie puts Maxine off repeatedly while he chats with high-fliers at fancy clubs, prowls Brighton Beach to find the crazy Russian lady who sells tamales at soccer games, probes Tolya's deal to buy part of the old High Line and moons over Lily at their favorite Chinese bar, exposing the dark side of the human soul and the upside of downtown real estate while his inquiry lumbers on.Big Apple navel-gazing at its glummest. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Reggie Nadelson
A journalist and documentary film maker, Reggie Nadelson is a New Yorker who also makes her home in London. She is the author of five novels featuring the detective Artie Cohen ('the detective every woman would like to find in her bed' Guardian): Hot Poppies, Red Mercury Blues, Sex Dolls, Bloody London and Disturbed Earth. Her non-fiction book Comrade Rockstar, the story of the American emigre who became the biggest rock star in the history of the Soviet Union, is to be made into a film starring Tom Hanks.
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