Rizzo’s War, Lou Manfredo’s stunningly authentic debut, partners a rookie detective with a seasoned veteran on his way to retirement in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
”There’s no wrong, there’s no right, there just is.” This is the refrain of Joe Rizzo, a decades-long veteran of the NYPD, as he passes on the knowledge of his years of experience to his ambitious new partner, Mike McQueen, over a year of riding together as detectives in the Sixty-second Precinct in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. McQueen is fresh from the beat in Manhattan, and Bensonhurst might as well be China for how different it is. They work on several cases, some big, some small, but the lesson is always the same. Whether it’s a simple robbery or an attempted assault, Rizzo’s saying always seems to bear out.
When the two detectives are given the delicate task of finding and returning the runaway daughter of a city councilman, who may or may not be more interested in something his daughter has taken with her than in her safety, the situation is much more complex. By the end of Rizzo and McQueen’s year together, however, McQueen is not surprised to discover that even in those more complicated cases, Rizzo is still right—there’s no wrong, there’s no right, there just is.
Rizzo’s War is an introduction to a wonderful new voice in crime fiction in the Big Apple, ringing with authenticity, full of personality, and taut with the suspense of real, everyday life in the big city.
In this crime fiction gem, a rookie detective is partnered with a seasoned veteran on his way to retirement in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.,
Lou Manfredo served in the Brooklyn criminal justice system for twenty-five years. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and Brooklyn Noir. Rizzo’s War is his first novel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife.
Bobby Cannavale won an Emmy Award for his guest appearance on the hit TV show Will & Grace. His other TV credits include Third Watch, Ally McBeal, Law & Order, Oz, and Six Feet Under. He received acclaim for his performance in the film The Station Agent and was seen in the films Fast Food Nation, The Bone Collector, Shall We Dance, and The Take. He received a Tony Award nomination for his role in Mauritius.
Rizzo’s War was published on September 29, 2009.The Rizzo’s War Audiobook is 1596 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Rizzo’s War includes the following subjects: Crime. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural.
The author of Rizzo’s War is Lou Manfredo.
The narrator for the Rizzo’s War Audiobook is Bobby Cannavale.