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Hose Monkey by [Coleman, Reed Farrel]

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A well-developed protagonist lifts this police thriller, the first of a new series from Spinosa, the pseudonym of Edgar-finalist Reed Farrel Coleman (The James Deans). Joe Serpe, an ex-NYPD detective, lives a barren life driving a heating-oil truck and mourning his fireman brother, a victim of 9/11. When a developmentally disabled young man who had been working for Serpe's employer turns up dead, the ex-cop's guilt leads him to begin a private investigation, aided, ironically, by the retired Internal Affairs officer, Bob Healy, responsible for Serpe's departure from the force. As the body count mounts, the two sleuths find a wide range of possible suspects, from right-wing anti-immigration activists to the Russian mob. While much of the setup borders on cliché (e.g., the attractive psychologist who falls for the tough-but-sensitive wounded hero), Spinosa injects enough depth into his characters to suspend disbelief. (Oct.)
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"...an entertaining tour of Long Island's dark side." -- Mystery Scene Magazine

The plot of Hose Monkey is violent and suspenseful, but at its heart it is a quieter story, and exquisitely written. -- David Montgomery, Crime Fiction Dossier

The violence, when it comes, is poetic in the way that only Peckinpah ever fully achieved. -- Ken Bruen, Shamus-winning author of The Guards

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  • File Size: 1201 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (July 29, 2011)
  • Publication Date: July 29, 2011
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005G14K04
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #623,307 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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