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Jack Leightner juggles two Brooklyn cases in Cohen's so-so third novel to feature the NYPD detective (after 2007's The Graving Dock). . .. His refusal to consider Zhenya a serious suspect damages the book's credibility, as do a number of other mistakes that a veteran like Leightner shouldn't make. Some awkward prose (e.g., "The girl behind the counter was a skinny little thing dotted-like a doughnut-with bright pink acne") and a contrived ending don't help. Reggie Nadleson does a better job of covering much the same geographic and emotional territory in his Artie Cohen novels (Fresh Kills, etc.). (May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.