Bushwick Brooklyn in the 1970s is a cesspool of drugs, violence, and depravity. Every aspect of life in the blighted neighborhood has been contaminated by the Mafia. Butchie Bucciogrosso is an Italian cop who detests the Mob. A survivor of the streets, he returns from Vietnam only to find Bushwick in ruin. His partner, Fast Eddie Curran, had to kill his way out of Belfast. The only cops with the courage to take on the Mob, they become a deadly nuisance trying to win back their streets. Only the Mafia, their own dirty Police Department, and a corrupt federal government stand in their way. With themselves and their loved one squarely in the crosshairs, can they destroy the Mob's criminal empire before they are killed? Can they outwit a crooked Department of Justice before they are framed and imprisoned? The clock is ticking with Bushwick's survival in the balance. A reckoning in Brooklyn is the new historical crime thriller from Detective Michael O'Keefe, the author of the breakout novel, Shot to Pieces.
I have read a book by this author prior to this so I expected a lot based on how good that book was. I was not disappointed. This book is about an awesome street cop in New York - a location and job that this author is familiar with. I love the heroes Butchie and Fast Eddie who are willing to put their lives on the line to do the right thing. You just do not see that anymore.
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