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There is a lot of good detective stuff in this book and a lot of human interest that keeps bringing up what is right and what is wrong. The book also centers on the consequences of one's actions. If you are looking for something new and something different this is definately the book for you.
I found it refreshing, enjoyable, and enlightening. May 12, Jill rated it really liked it. Joe Rizzo, a 26 year veteran of the police force, is partnered with Mike McQueen, a cop almost 20 years his junior, just after Mike received a promotion to detective. Initially, they warily keep their distance from each other, trying to figure out how the other will react in each situation and to what extent they can trust each other.
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Joe is under investigation by the Internal Affairs Department for some troubles caused by his previous partner, and though he claims to be not guilty of any wrongd Joe Rizzo, a 26 year veteran of the police force, is partnered with Mike McQueen, a cop almost 20 years his junior, just after Mike received a promotion to detective.
Joe is under investigation by the Internal Affairs Department for some troubles caused by his previous partner, and though he claims to be not guilty of any wrongdoing, Mike isn't totally convinced that this is the case.click
Rizzo's War (Joe Rizzo, #1) by Lou Manfredo
It isn't at all certain whether these guys are "good cops" or "bad cops" for a good portion of the book. They work together on several cases that are wrapped up to the satisfaction of both partners, and are eventually assigned exclusively to find the bi-polar daughter of a powerful politician after she has gone off her meds and has disappeared.
They realize that there is more to this case than meets the eye. They are faced with some ethical and moral dilemmas that become the major drama of the plot. As Joe says "to do this job, you gotta break some rules. It's always interesting to get an inside look at police procedure, and the author is clearly setting up these characters for a sequel in that the ethical dilemma isn't completely resolved by the end of the book. It makes you want to tune in to the next installment to see what happens to Joe and Mike next. In fact, I'm on my way to order the next book right now.
Jul 17, Cheryl rated it liked it. Rizzo and his new partner, Mike McQueen are adjusting to one another. Rizzo is a veteran NYPD cop. His old partner found himself needing some money and owing a bookie, lots of money, in addition to drawing red flags with Internal Affairs for some of his actions on duty. When Rosanne, the mentally unstable daughter of a famous city councilman goes missing, it is up to Rizzo and Mike to locate Rizzo and his new partner, Mike McQueen are adjusting to one another. When Rosanne, the mentally unstable daughter of a famous city councilman goes missing, it is up to Rizzo and Mike to locate her.
Their investigation leads to the dark, shady part of Brooklyn. This duo better watch their backs, as someone does not appreciate all their questions. Though Rizzo has a tough as nails type of personality and makes his own rules, he grew on me towards the end of the book. Working as a cop, especially a NYPD cop, you need to be the type of person that does not let anything effect you.
I liked Rizzo and his partner, Mike McQueen but let me a little uninterested at times. The suspects and other people that Mike and Rizzo investigated or interviewed needed to be just as interesting as Rizzo. The story line was for Rizzo and Mike to find Rosanne to be found but it seemed like the story focused on the issues Rizzo is dealing with from the fall out with his old parent and Internal Affairs leaning on Rizzo. I do plan to check out the next Rizzo novel.
May 06, Frank Tarquini rated it really liked it. I picked this up in the library in the fiction section on a whim. It was a cop novel but not a mystery novel and it comes from a 1st person viewpoint of Rizzo's partner. Rizzo's is a local precinct street detective in Brooklyn, who has seen many years on the force. He is holding off retirement until he is able to get all of his daughter's thru college and medical school. This is not about a man, who is tired or cynical about his life. He loves his wife and family but he also desires to help his I picked this up in the library in the fiction section on a whim.
He loves his wife and family but he also desires to help his community. The narrator is rookie detective who is not idealistic but is open to learn from Rizzo. He suspects there is more below the surface but he does give his partner the shadow of the doubt. There is variety of crimes they are emphasized from the year together, not the run of the mill single major murder or serial killer stuff. I offer no spoilers on this. I did enjoy this.
I find we have but one absolute relationship in this world and in the universe with God. I believe the rest we encounter just seems to vary based on the fact that each soul is unique. This book is one of those stories that brings unique characters you can get below the surface with. The story moves well and it does not get hung up on a heavy message or ideology. Nov 07, Kai rated it it was amazing. The story so heavy. The characters are interesting and intense I could not help myself re-reading it again to catch where I actually missed.
I could not help myself drawn into the mystery as Det. Joe Rizzo and newly Det. I like how the dept of realism especially of law enforcers and the politics even how things goes around these days. Both detectives are amazingly good cops yet at the same time they knew how the system works and it's a bit sad. One day they got the case wher The story so heavy. One day they got the case where they believe it's another typical case of a runaway daughter someone whose position is higher and want it hush hush. In my first thought it was a typical rebel daughter but it becomes more deep which could lead both the detectives some choices they have to commit.
Do the wrong choice or the right one or probably something in between. At the end, it makes me wonder if there are good cops all over the country considered I have little trust in them despite their role is to protect the people.
Lately there are news all over how police can be brutal and would do off the books then do something to satisfy themselves just because they have the badge. Oct 12, Ashley Dawn rated it really liked it. Rizzo is to be the teacher and McQueen the wary, but willing student. Both Rizzo and McQueen have their reservations about trusting each other. Rizzo has been around enough to know there is a lot of grey area between the black and white that McQueen sees in his idealistic view.
They work several different types of crimes together from burglary to murder. As they investigate, interesting things start turning up and they learn more about the father than they wanted to know. The way they are asked to investigate is somewhat suspect too, but the rewards could be quite high. The stressors on both Rizzo and McQueen, and decisions both officers wind up having to make are amazingly real and will determine how their life and jobs proceed. Very well written and intriguing throughout.
Reviewed by Ashley Wintters for Suspense Magazine Nov 26, Dale rated it it was amazing. He is partnered with a young whiz kid newly minted detective and together they solve crimes, talk about crime and we learn how a determined detective can trade favors to skip bureaucratic steps. Rizzo's War is, in a lot of ways, a non-traditional detective story. Usually, there is an overarching plot the big crime, in a detective story and lots of smaller crimes pepper the story as interesting filler.
In this book, we get a lot of little crimes to introduce the characters and give the reader the feel for the environment.
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The actual "big" case doesn't occur until about halfway into the book. The characters are interesting. The environment is interesting. The cases are interesting. The book feels like it is an introduction to a series and I hope that it is. I'll look for more Rizzo books. Nov 29, Gwen rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed Lou Manfredo's debut novel Rizzo's War in the form of an audiobook. The audiobook was read by Bobby Cannavale. I enjoyed the subtle voice changes for each of the characters. The one complaint about the audiobook was that the cds did not state "this is the end of disc " instead it started at the beginning, making me confused.
In Rizzo's War, we follow Michael McQueen, a younger police officer who has moved up to detective following a lucky break apprehending a to-be rapist, who happen I enjoyed Lou Manfredo's debut novel Rizzo's War in the form of an audiobook. In Rizzo's War, we follow Michael McQueen, a younger police officer who has moved up to detective following a lucky break apprehending a to-be rapist, who happened to go after the mayor's daughter's roommate.
McQueen partners up with Joe Rizzo. Rizzo has been around the precinct for a long time, living and learning how to be an effective cop. Rizzo's mantra is "There is no right. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to L. Jan 11, Robert Intriago rated it really liked it Shelves: The eternal struggle for a policeman between personal discretion versus the legal duty is played out in Manfredo's plot, with a little bit of humor and sarcasm.
The author also uses cynisim as the basic protective tool used by most law enforcement personnel to cover pain. Taking this to the feds would be the right thing to do, Rizzo admits, and he could retire and be safe, but McQueen would surely face retaliation from within the police department; he would probably lose his job and possibly his life. Predictably, the partners disagree about the way to proceed.
Less predictably, Rizzo, who's emerging as a Brooklyn Machiavelli, devises a way out that's as brilliant as it is morally ambiguous. For the most part, Manfredo tells his story well. There are nice details, like a corpse wearing "black, gold-toed socks" and Rizzo and his wife snapping the ends off string beans in their kitchen.
Sometimes Manfredo telegraphs his punches: The villainous councilman sports "pearly white but chillingly caninelike teeth. Rizzo is a chain smoker, endlessly pulling out, lighting, puffing and putting out not just cigarettes but Chesterfields. I counted 30 uses of the brand name, and I surely missed some. At a certain point that ceases to be vivid detail and becomes an annoyance. Chesterfields aside, however, "Rizzo's War" is a solid debut.
Anderson reviews thrillers and mysteries regularly for The Post.