Slow Burn (2020)

Slow Burn Terrence McCauley Slow Burn NEW YORK CITY August Caught between the Great Depression and a massive heatwave New York is a city on the edge Businesses close up shop breadlines grow longer and riots are almost a daily occurr
  • Title: Slow Burn
  • Author: Terrence McCauley
  • ISBN: 9781937453
  • Page: 280
  • Format: ebook
Slow Burn Terrence McCauley NEW YORK CITY August 1932Caught between the Great Depression and a massive heatwave, New York is a city on the edge Businesses close up shop, breadlines grow longer and riots are almost a daily occurrence But when corrupt NYPD Detective Charlie Doherty is assigned to investigate a dead body in a flophouse, he knows there s here than meets the eye He quickly discoNEW YORK CITY August 1932Caught between the Great Depression and a massive heatwave, New York is a city on the edge Businesses close up shop, breadlines grow longer and riots are almost a daily occurrence But when corrupt NYPD Detective Charlie Doherty is assigned to investigate a dead body in a flophouse, he knows there s here than meets the eye He quickly discovers that the girl s death is tied to one of the most powerful families in New York, and a kidnapping case that could tear the city apart In a chase that takes Doherty from the mansions of Fifth Avenue to the slums of the Lower East Side all the way to City Hall itself, Doherty is in a race against time to find the people responsible for putting his city on a SLOW BURN.
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  1. Leah

    Takes place in 1932 in New York City, and is about a homicide detective Charlie Doherty that has lost it all and is working on the graveyard shift during the depression Detective Doherty answers call about a dead body in a seedy motel that changes his life and career I felt I like I went back in time when I read this book All the books I have read in this time period is always glamorous, this book was not it was real Showed about the struggles the USA went through, from the riots, dirty cops, pr [...]

  2. Gatamadrizgmail.com

    This noir novel is set in the days of prohibition in New York City Charlie Doherty is a corrupt cop, who got caught up in Roosevelt s cleaning up of Tammany Hall He now is on the night shift, writing up crime scenes, so the guys on the day shift can solve the crimes, get all the glory and the promotions He is down and out untile night he walks into a murder scene.Jessica Van Dorn, a prominent socialite is found naked, with her throat slashed in a seedy hotel room Se had been sent there with fift [...]

  3. Charles Salzberg

    In Slow Burn, Terrence McCauley has written a terrific throw back novel By that I mean he s recreated the hard boiled, no holds barred noir world of the twenties in New York City His protagonist, a no nonsense cop who s not above being on the dole is sucked into what first is the mysterious murder of a young woman which then turns into a botched kidnapping But what McCauley does best is research his novel so that it has the feel of history We are in the world of a corrupt police department, a ci [...]

  4. Christopher Irvin

    New York City, 1932 the glitz and glam of prohibition is over and NYPD Detective Charlie Doherty is on the case It had been some time since I d read a novel set in the prohibition era, and the tension and fast pacing McCauley brings to the table made SLOW BURN a very pleasant surprise Fascinating characters Doherty s parallel with the rise and fall of Prohibition Tammany Hall , New York corruption and Tammany Hall influence, the detective s interviews the little details in the novel really set i [...]

  5. Dana King

    McCauley may have the best idea on how to sustain a series make the setting the consistent thing and rotate the characters Prohibition follows Terry Quinn in his role of chief enforcer for Archie Doyle in Prohibition era New York NYPD detective Charlie Doherty is a subordinate character Slow Burn is Doherty s book, taking place after Franklin Roosevelt has taken over as governor and pledged to clean up the Tammany machine in the city McCauley has a gift for capturing not just the period in which [...]

  6. Bruce Retallack

    I was very impressed by this novel I don t always go for noir, but McCauley has managed to stay true to the genre without being overly derivative His prose is what really hooked me, I think taut, crisp and precise His dialogue is as snappy as you could ask, and his descriptions usually telling and important to the tale As others have noted, he elicits a great sense of Prohibition era New York and manages to hook his narrative on real historical events, such as the Lindberg baby kidnapping.A grea [...]

  7. Rory Costello

    This book is solid, well paced fun runs as fast as fishing line off a reel.Terrence McCauley is strong on characterization and story line, but perhaps the hallmark of his work is old New York City atmosphere, especially the clash of low and high life.I also enjoyed how his main character here, Charlie Doherty, was on the losing side of dirty deals but kept on fighting through I d welcome another outing with Charlie.

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