The Deuce (Midtown Blue Book #1): A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Tony Cavalucci is a New York City police officer fighting for his life. The crime and corruption he sees on the job combined with a failing family life leave Tony feeling drained, lost, and frightfully alone, causing him to look for happiness in all the wrong places.
Just when he is about to give up, Tony is partnered with Joe Fiore, another Italian-American cop who exudes the strength and confidence that Tony has been searching for. Though wary of his new partner, Tony finds ...
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The Deuce (Midtown Blue Book #1): A Novel

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Overview

Tony Cavalucci is a New York City police officer fighting for his life. The crime and corruption he sees on the job combined with a failing family life leave Tony feeling drained, lost, and frightfully alone, causing him to look for happiness in all the wrong places.
Just when he is about to give up, Tony is partnered with Joe Fiore, another Italian-American cop who exudes the strength and confidence that Tony has been searching for. Though wary of his new partner, Tony finds that the day-to-day toils of his job force him to swallow his pride and look to Fiore for help.
Writing with grit, freshness, and authenticity, authors Frank and Pam Lione, born-and-bred native New Yorkers themselves, bring to life the loneliness that haunts even New York's finest
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441237231
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Midtown Blue , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 761,914
  • File size: 497 KB

Meet the Author

F. P. Lione is actually two people--a married couple by the name of Frank and Pam Lione. They are both Italian-American and the offspring of NYPD detectives. Frank Lione is a veteran of the NYPD, and Pam was a medical sonographer in vascular ultrasound until she decided to stay home full time with their two sons. Frank and Pam divide their time between New York City and Pennsylvania. They are the authors of the Midtown Blue series and Clear Blue Sky. To contact the authors, log on to their website at www.midtownblue.com.
F. P. Lione is actually two people--a married couple by the name of Frank and Pam Lione. They are both Italian-American and the offspring of NYPD detectives. Frank Lione is a veteran of the NYPD, and Pam was a medical sonographer in vascular ultrasound until she decided to stay home full time with their two sons. Frank and Pam divide their time between New York City and Pennsylvania. They are the authors of the Midtown Blue series and Clear Blue Sky. To contact the authors, log on to their website at www.midtownblue.com or email them ar fplione@hotmail.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2005

    Cops - The Real Deal

    When I found out that F.P. Lione (pen name of husband and wife authors Frank & Pam Lione) was a veteran of the NYPD and a child of NYPD detectives, I knew this book would be authentic. And on each page I felt that authenticity in the details of NYPD cop, Tony Cavalucci¿s life, both on duty and off. This book reads a lot like a documentary, or an uncut taping of Cops. And that¿s a good thing. It all begins when Tony, hungover and struggling to perform his duties, is assigned a new partner: good-guy Joe Fiore. Not what Tony needs on an already bad day. And to make matters worse, Fiore is a Christian. Like oil trying to mix with water, Tony isn¿t looking forward to mixing with Fiore. But getting a new partner is just the tip of the iceberg of Tony¿s troubles. Soon he faces the prospect of his childhood home being sold right out from under him by his father and step-mother, which only escalates his drinking problem and the disfunctionality of his Italian family. Will the stresses of the job and his growing despair take him out for good? Or will someone intervene before it¿s too late? THE DEUCE doesn¿t sugar-coat anything. Whether it¿s the description of a suicide-by-hanging crime scene, or Fiore boldly sharing his faith, this novel is all about reality - what it¿s really like to work the midnight shift in one of the world¿s busiest cities, and most importantly, what it¿s really like when God grabs hold of your life and won¿t let go. You may need a little caffeine to get through some of the long descriptions (running several paragraphs in spots), but that¿s a small quibble for an otherwise excellently written first novel. F.P. Lione is a fresh voice in Christian fiction. I recommend this novel (Book 1 in the Midtown Blue series) to fans of police procedurals for it¿s details of police work, but also to readers of contemporary novels. I¿m looking forward to Book 2, THE CROSSROADS, coming soon.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2005

    Let me be the first to say....

    I originally bought this book because the author is the brother of a friend of mine. It was surprisingly well written for a first novel; the portions involving the family were hilarious (I would have read an entire book about them!) and the portrayal of a cop's day was extremely realistic. Since this is a series, it will be interesting to see how the hero deals with his ongoing battle against alcoholism...I just hope he doesn't completely lose his edge because it makes him interesting and human. I would definately buy another book by this author. Well done :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Good read but needs some editing.

    Story of a NYC cop at a critical juncture, told in the first person. Nice to find this genre without gratuitous sex scenes and offensive language.
    Author uses a lot of acronyms and even slang that left me guessing as to what he meant. A glossary or brief explanation would be helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Boring

    Very boring. No real story line or plot at all. Just long situations about life at nypd. Got extremely preachy which detracted from any kind of story at all. Would not recommend at all.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    I recommend

    Really enjoyed this book- Did not know it was a "christian" book- but never the less very good. Good story line. Hope to read Book # 2 soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Good read

    Good Christian read. It made me go hmm... A few times. Give it a go, you'll enjoy it.

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  • Posted July 15, 2013

    Very good christian book. This the first book of a series.

    Very good christian book. This the first book of a series.

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    Posted August 7, 2013

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