Bronx Requiem: A Detective Jack Kenny Mystery

Bronx Requiem: A Detective Jack Kenny Mystery

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The NYPD has a secret they'd like to keep in the past.
Detective Jack Kenny doesn't like keeping secrets.

Conservative, stubborn, and frustrated by institutional red tape, Detective Jack Kenny solves crimes the old-fashioned way. If there's anything that thirty-plus years in the NYPD--or being born into a family of Irish Catholic cops--teaches you, it's that good police officers need little more than a badge, a six-shot revolver, and some seasoned street smarts to get the answers they need. Kenny's partner, the young, beautiful, and technologically savvy Carmen Romero, believes that computers--not hunches--are the key to identifying and catching today's toughest criminals. Together, Kenny and Romero make a pairing as fiery as it is effective.

But when a new witness to the grisly, thirty-year-old "Bronx Barber" murder comes forward, linking the brutal slashing of a prostitute with an NYPD stag party gone wild, the duo's skills and loyalties are put to the test like never before. Suddenly, Jack's long-deceased first partner is implicated in the crime, and an unpaid debt drives the veteran detective to get to the heart of a secret that the NYPD would prefer to leave in its past.

With pressure escalating and time running out, Kenny and Romero's frantic search for truth will put their careers, reputations, and lives at stake. Along the way, they'll learn just how strong the ties that bind New York's Finest really are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401304645
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 348,693
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Detective John Roe joined the New York Police Department as a trainee in 1968 and began his career on patrol in the South Bronx's 40th Precinct. During the course of his forty-plus years on the force, he served in street crime, narcotics, and sex crimes units, and he performed more than 1,000 arrests. Upon his retirement in October 2012, he was at the top of the NYPD's longevity list. He currently resides in Rockland County. This is his first book.

Called "a hard-boiled poet" by NPR's Maureen Corrigan, Reed Farrel Coleman is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the Year and is a two-time Edgar Award nominee. His last novel, Hurt Machine, was named one of 2011's Best Mysteries by Publishers Weekly.

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Bronx Requiem: A Detective Jack Kenny Mystery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I hadn't seen the Publisher's Weekly review prior to reading it -I'd have skipped reading the book. I found it to be a great mystery -I was totally surprised with who turned out to be the killer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic A MUST READ!