Jackson Steeg is a disgraced cop at loose ends in Hell's Kitchen, when a dead hooker shows up on his doorstep. Family matters is New York noir at its finest.
Publishers WeeklyIn Ira Berkowitz's gritty debut, Family Matters, suspended NYPD cop Jackson Steeg looks into a young woman's murder in his own Hell's Kitchen tenement-a woman whose socialite mother was murdered two decades earlier in an unsolved case that Jackson's father, a retired police captain, investigated. Blurbs from Jason Starr, Reed Farrel Coleman and Peter Spiegelman will alert their fans to this promising noir. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Family Matters (Jackson Steeg Series #1) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Ira Berkowitz has brought New York noir to life. Family Matters captures the essence of old New York at its grittiest and finest. Wonderfully written New York noir that combines a riveting narrative with full character development that includes all walks of life in the Big City. A must read!!! - Beth Kaplan, M.D.(New York City)
Jackson Steeg is trying to pull himself out of the abyss by staying sober, but struggles with the suspension he received for punching out a fellow police officer. He has no friends to turn to but he cares enough to watch over a homeless person who is an expert on poetry and takes in a young girl because her father just went to jail.------ One night Jackson wakes up to the sound of police in the apartment below his he goes downstairs to see what is going on. A dead woman has been found in the apartment of Graham Moore, who is later also found murdered with a bullet in his head. The female victim Diana Strickland comes from a prominent family and in what is a startling coincidence Steeg¿s father investigated the death of her mother twenty years ago. Deciding to investigate to pass time, Steeg stirs up skeletons that powerful people want left interred.------- In his debut crime thriller Ira Berkowitz gives the reader a tour of the underbelly of New York¿s Hell¿s Kitchen using racketeers, pimps, drug users and sellers, and crime lords to juxtapose with the antihero Steeg. He is a flawed person who loses it at times, but in the end tries to do what he believes is the right thing. This dark urban police procedural borders into Noir territory with its lone cowboy cop. This is a superb work by an author who has oodles of talent.----- Harriet Klausner