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Jim Fusilli's atmospheric follow-up to his first two novels (Closing Time and A Well-Known Secret) continues the travails of P.I. Terry Orr, as he searches for the psychopath who forced his wife and child beneath a subway train. With a streamlined narrative fueled with recurrent tragedy, the author's work is often chilling and resonates with moral ambiguity.
Terry, a New York writer and historian turned private detective, still struggles with his anguish five years after the tragedy. His sorrow is heightened in the wake of September 11th, and he forms strong bonds with his droll, buoyant teenage daughter, Bella, and with the New York neighborhood where he lives and works. But when Terry learns that Raymond Weisz, the man he holds responsible for the death of his wife and infant son, might actually be innocent, he throws himself back into the case with a consuming vengeance, picking up the trail of a mysterious figure from the past.
Fusilli brilliantly evokes the haunting aftereffects of major tragedy -- in the life of his protagonist and in the slow recovery of post-9/11 Manhattan. The rapid-fire pace of Tribeca Blues propels readers into an absorbing tale of danger, heartache, and healing, as the author places his characters into intense, profound situations, and he keeps the emotion-packed plot moving along at full-throttle. Tom Piccirilli