Fresh Kills (Artie Cohen Series #7)

Fresh Kills (Artie Cohen Series #7)

by Reggie Nadelson

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Fresh Kills (Artie Cohen Series #7) by Reggie Nadelson

One of the best mysteries ever set in New York City, the last in an "archipelago trilogy" following 9/11, by the acclaimed author of Disturbed Earth.

With his wife Maxine out of town, Artie Cohen is alone in Manhattan when his nephew Billy Farone is released from the young offenders' institution where he has been since he stabbed Heshey Shank to death. Artie is the one Billy wants to come home to—he's family and he's the only person Billy cares about; Artie wants desperately to believe that Billy is OK. As a plane crashes on Coney Island, bombs go off in London, and New York is shaken out of the sense that the bad times have passed, Artie begins to wonder. Over four days in Manhattan and on Staten Island there are signs that Shank's family wants Billy locked up for good, and that Billy's mother doesn't want him coming home either. The bodies begin to appear and Artie, up against a brick wall of his own hope and despair, doesn't know what or whom to believe.

Reggie Nadelson has created in Artie Cohen one of mystery fiction's most interesting and complex characters: tough, unusually sensitive, deeply flawed and human.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780099465690
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 07/03/2007
Series: Artie Cohen Series , #7
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

A journalist and documentary filmmaker, Reggie Nadelson is the author of six previous Artie Cohen novels: Red Hook, Disturbed Earth, Red Hot Blues, Hot Poppies, Bloody London, and Sex Dolls. Comrade Rockstar, her biography of Dean Reed, the American émigré who became the biggest rock star in the Soviet Union, is under option to Tom Hanks. Born in Greenwich Village, Nadelson now lives in downtown Manhattan.

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Fresh Kills (Artie Cohen Series #7) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helped carry Pandafurs lifeless body back to capm, wishing thatshe had known her better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*She sniffes the air and catches the scent of mouse. She stalks it and spots it nibbling on a seed, to busy to notice her. She steps lightly til she's a fox length behind it and pouces. She bites the mouse and it falls limp in her jaws. She picks it up and buries it and looks around for more prey.*
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harstan More than 1 year ago
NYPD detective Russian immigrant Artie Cohen is enjoying his recent marriage to Maxine although she is currently out of town when he is informed that his troubled teenage nephew Billy Farone has been released from juvenile detention. Reluctantly, Artie takes Billy into his Brooklyn home as the lad has no other place to go since his mom refuses to have anything to do with him since he stabbed to death Heshey Shank and besides his parents are in London. Meanwhile the Shank family is outraged that this cold blooded killer is free and making public their disgust with a system that allows a killer to go on with his life while their offspring is dead. --- Artie¿s superior Sonny Lippert comes to Brighton Beach to assign him to follow up on a new lead involving a cold case child homicide. The detective tries to balance adjusting to marriage although his wife seems very tolerant, keeping Billy out of trouble although there is evidence that he is failing at this task, and working the murder investigation that begins to look as if a killer may be caught, but not before others will die. --- The latest Cohen New York City ¿archipelago¿ police procedural (see RED HOOK) is a terrific tale that focuses on the difficult balancing of family needs vs. professional requirements. Artie is fabulous as he wants to do what is best for Billy, but is not sure what that is as he knows the kid needs help and support, but he also has a difficult case to work. Readers will enjoy his investigation that leads from Brooklyn to Manhattan and Staten Island, but it is the ending that will stun the audience as Reggie Nadelson provides a deep thriller. --- Harriet Klausner