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Titel: Ladies of the Night
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Inhaltsangabe: Called the only cop writer who can dance the high wire between humour and hell, John Westermann's explosive crime novels shatter the blue wall of silence. In LADIES OF THE NIGHT Westermann takes us inside a twisting police investigation where the quest for power collides head on with the search for justice. When a top aide in Nassau County's government office goes missing during the final weeks of a cut-throat campaign, and it comes out that she was having a torrid affair with the Democratic Candidate, Police Commissioner Frank Murphy calls in his toughtest detectives, Maude Fleming and Rocky Blair. As they descend into a sinister world where political ambition walks on the jagged edge of brutality and cold blooded violence, they lock horns with Long Islands's ruthless power players. Together they must stay alive in a murderous race - or be crushed by their deadliest and most discernable enemy. With gripping realism and ironic wit, Westermann portrays the heirachies, the good guys and the low lifes of the political arena ...and the cop world.
Rezension: As he has proved in such previous dark and detail-rich police thrillers as Exit Wounds, High Crimes, The Honor Farm, and Sweet Deal, John Westermann didn't waste a minute stopping for donuts during the 20 years he spent as a cop in Freeport, Long Island: he was too busy taking notes. His latest book is dedicated "to the men and women of the Freeport Police Department below the rank of captain"--even though his hero is Nassau County Police Commissioner Frank Murphy, one of the few good guys in an administration rank with corruption and self-interest. Murphy keeps himself honest by pouring out his doubts and anger to his severely brain-damaged younger brother, Wally, on their nightly outings in search of fast food and childhood memories. One of the other good people in the administration--Elizabeth Lucido, the sharp and attractive deputy to the odious County Executive Martin Daly--disappears from her home at the book's outset, the second (but not the last) top Republican woman to vanish under suspicious circumstances. When it comes to light that Lucido was secretly sleeping with--and giving inside information to--Daly's straight-shooting Democrat-opponent, all kinds of things hit Murphy's fan. Trying to help him solve the cases and keep his job are ace detective Maude Fleming and her partner Rocky Blair, a muscular type not anywhere near as dumb as his fellow officers like to think. --Dick Adler
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