Rizzo's Daughter

Rizzo Series (Volume 3)

Lou Manfredo

Minotaur Books

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Brooklyn cop Joe Rizzo---“the most authentic cop in contemporary crime fiction” (starred review Kirkus Reviews)---is ready to retire and spend the rest of his days with his wife, doting on their grown-up girls. But when his youngest daughter, Carol, decides to follow her dad onto the force, Joe decides to stay on until she’s settled, calling in favors to get her assigned to the easiest house, the best training officer—anything to protect his baby girl.

While there, of course, he’s still working a few cases, though he never would’ve guessed that one of them would be the most sensational case of his career, the murder of mob boss Louie Quattropa. If mob wars were the worst of his problems, he could handle that, but with a daughter on patrol, Joe knows all too well what dangers await her and what little he can do about them.

With an authentic voice and breathtakingly accurate portrayal of police work, Lou Manfredo’s novels have won wide acclaim, and Rizzo’s Daughter raises the bar to a whole new level.

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CHAPTER ONE

March
 

LOUIS QUATTROPA knotted his black silk tie and slipped into his suit jacket. He eyed himself critically in the full-length mirror. Despite his seventy-one years, he cut an impressive figure. The custom-made Italian suit hung perfectly, contoured to his slim, sinewy frame. His black eyes held a dangerous glint beneath his near full shock of gray-brown hair. He found himself frowning at his image.
The Russians. Those goddamned Russians. As if he didn’t have enough to worry about: the feds sniffing around constantly; the young kids coming up on all

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Praise for Rizzo’s Fire

“He knows the pitfalls of police work, and his account is both procedural and compelling, never forgetting the psychological toll that comes with the crimes. . . . The grit of South Brooklyn is still under Manfredo’s fingernails.”
---New York Daily News

“Brooklyn criminal justice veteran Lou Manfredo sticks to his guns in this follow-up to Rizzo’s War.”
---The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

“Gripping . . . Bar none, Joe Rizzo is the most authentic cop in contemporary crime fiction.”
---Kirkus Reviews (starred review, One of the Best Mysteries of 2011)

Praise for Rizzo’s War

“Lou Manfredo gets it . . . This is good police work as it actually occurs . . . sometimes good police work is nearly enough.”
---David Simon, creator of The Wire

“Manfredo shows us the nitty-gritty of police work. . . . It’s a realistic portrait . . . a solid debut.”
---The Washington Post

“Comparable to the late Ed McBain’s brilliant 87th Precinct procedurals . . . Manfredo’s novel resonates with authenticity.”
---South Florida Sun-Sentinel


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Lou Manfredo

Lou Manfredo, author of Rizzo’s Fire and Rizzo’s War, worked 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. This is his third novel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife.

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2012
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ISBN: 9781429940764
ISBN10: 142994076X
304 pages
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St. Martin's Press
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March 2012
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ISBN: 9780312538071
ISBN10: 0312538073
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