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Pariah

Pariah

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2000s: A police procedural with a maverick NYC cop with wit, sarcasm and gritty New York reality.

  • ISBN: 978-0330520263
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

NYPD detective Callum Doyle is devastated to discover that his cop partner has been murdered and that he has been found dead alongside a prostitute in a notorious area. Callum is immediately suspicious.

A new partner is duly assigned but when he is also brutally killed, all eyes turns on Doyle himself. It appears that many years earlier, a partner (professional and personally)was also killed.

Someone in particular wants Doyle to pay – he receives a message – Anyone he gets close to will die – and that includes Doyle’s own family. The only way to keep them alive is to stay away.

Travel Guide

Set on the rough and ready streets of new york, and with a wink to the author’s favourite crime writer Ed McBain, he sets the precinct of protagonist, Callum Doyle, on 87th Street.

There are interesting insights and mad dash tours in and round the streets of New York and you certainly get a  feel for the traffic rushing past, the dark dank parking lots and the waste ground where the victims are found early on in the book.

Most of all, it’s the language which is the most atmospheric – the new york street slang used by the cops, the gang land talk by the gang members is so authentic that it rings true – as true as any us cop show on TV – and it makes the dialogue crack and hit the target every time.

A side of New York we would hate to be part of ourselves but very fascinating to be there with the safety of a books pages. May be crumpled now due to our hanging on for dear life but pages all the same.

Streetview Maps

A) Tompkins Square Park
E) Mulberry Street

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Author/Guide:David Jackson  Destination: NewYork  Departure Time: 2000s

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