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Ps are a disgrace to the badge they carry Detective Eddie Kenwood is one such disgrace He's got the highest signed confession rate in the NYPD and a distinguished career built on putting men behind bars whether they're guilty or not doesn't matter much to him When Tank's partner Pearl tells him about an old family friend Kenwood put in jail for a murder he didn't commit Tank and Pearl vow to take Kenwood downAlso in need of a takedown the money laundering accounting firm where Tank's brother used to work before he Simply not taxing my brain with flashbacks in time and chapters that switch perspectives of a dozen characters I can t keep straight make this one a winner in my book For once I could sit back and enjoy a book from exciting start to exciting finish On top of that the characters are uirky but pretty much realistic well as much as in any of the cops and robbers TV shows that I love and I m eager to read about them againThis is the second in a series and alas I did not read the first That said I never felt as if I d missed anything although I wish I d read it just because I like this one so much Tank Rizzo is a highly skilled former police officer who was seriously injured on the job and now handles special cases for the department He s assembled a crew of helpers that includes his former partner Pearl Monroe who was injured along with Rizzo and now uses a wheelchair A year or so ago Rizzo s brother who worked at an accounting firm that caters to the hoity toity died with his wife in an auto accident Their son Chris now lives with Tank a computer whiz he s intent on finding evidence to prove his parents death was not an accidentMeanwhile Detective Eddie Kenwood is still on the job racking up confession after confession that has provided him with one of the highest case resolution stats of anybody in the department But it s starting to look as if he isn t coming by those confessions honestly thanks to Pearl one case in particular has caught Tank s eye Just because he hates dirty cops and Eddie in particular Tank agrees to take on the case Almost from the start it becomes clear that neither case will go down easily in fact just heading out the door can prove risky But thanks to the special talents of Tank and his band of men and a woman and their friends some of whom would make Al Capone s mob look saintly they keep plodding along right to the end I love Tank and Pearl and the interaction among all the characters made the story all the appealing Thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for introducing me to this series by way of a pre release copy Now will you please add me to the list to get the next one Pretty please

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Payback by Lorenzo Carcaterra

Payback is personal for a former NYPD detective taking on a corrupt cop and a dirty accounting firm in this adrenaline laced thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers and Tin BadgesCarcaterra's keen eye and deft style bring New York City to stunning life A brilliant thriller by one of the all time greats Jeffery Deaver internationally bestselling authorIf there's one kind of person Tank Rizzo hates most in this world it's a dirty cop Criminals are at least honest about being dishonest dirty co I was happy to get the chance to review this book I last read Lorenzo Carcaterra when I was living in New York There is something very nostalgic for me as a former New Yorker to read him He captures the old New York the one I knew before gentrification and money were everywhere and old New York cops better than almost any writer I can think of This book is no different It s about Tank a retired cop and his old partner Pearl who is now in a wheelchair Tank is caught up in two mysteries that may or may not be related The main mystery in the book is about a dirty cop and a money laundering syndicate The second is who killed Tank s brother The intertwined stories involve everything you could ever want in a dirty cop book the Mafia by the way Tank is dating a Mafioso s daughter a dirty cop who sets up murders and extracts false confessions a tough talking New York cop and his partner his family and some classic New York settings and neighborhoodsTo enjoy this book you ll have to enjoy your hero cops non traditional violent and ready for battle but clearly the good guys These guys go way beyond Harry Bosch and cross many lines some readers might not approve of As for me I don t mind As always Carcaterra really excels at realistic but tough dialogue and characters that are eually tough with hearts of gold Mostly I felt like the plot of this book moved a bit slowly than I like in my mysteries and centered a little too much on just violent payback which I gotta admit I should have figured out from the title I would have liked a little plot and a couple of twists Despite that the beauty of Carcaterra s writing and characters carried the day as always and made this very readable and entertaining And when the action finally begins it is brutal and fastA solid dirty cop payback book from one of the masters with an amazing sense of atmosphere and place in a New York that you don t hear about as much any 4 stars this book inspired me to pick up the other books of Carcaterra s that I have not gotten to yetThanks to NetGalley Ballantine Books and Lorenzo Carcaterra for the advance copy of this book My review is honest and my own

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Mysteriously died leaving Tank the sole guardian of his nephew Chris Chris smells a rat and enlists Tank's help to bring the men who had his father killed to justiceWorking two big cases means getting out the big guns and Tank assembles his A team With help from a retired mobster a professional boxer a Chelsea psychic a dog named Gus and the US Attorney not to mention his and Pearl's own uick wits and Chris's burgeoning skills as a computer whiz Tank gears up to take on his most dangerous and personal cases to date Tank Rizzo and Pearl are ex cops injured in the line of duty now doing jobs on the side In this story you know who the bad guys are pretty much from the beginning Tank s nephew Chris is living with him after his parents were killed and Chris believes they were murdered so Tank and his crew take on the case The other case is trying to prove that Randy Jenkins is really innocent of the murder of a young girl In the beginning the time line jumps back and forth but it wasn t too hard to follow The writing style reminded me of a Dragnet episode just the facts ma am There are a lot of characters and sometimes I had to go back and figure out who they were I would have liked to see them developed especially Chris I wasn t following the threads as the cases and evidence mounted up but since we knew who the bad guys were there weren t any surprises but I was happy to see how it ended I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley and Random House These are my thoughts


10 thoughts on “Payback by Lorenzo Carcaterra

  1. says:

    PAYBACK by Lorenzo Carcaterra is the second book in the Tank Rizzo mystery series and the first one that I have read by this author Tank Rizzo and his former NYPD partner Pearl are retired on disability but they still do investigations In this story line they are pursuing two cases The first is the death of Tank’s bro

  2. says:

    Tank and Pearl are former NYPD officers now retired on disability but still determined to keep active Tank has a crew that includes not just wheelchair bound Pearl but an assortment of misfits psychics pickpockets and hard cases His girlfrie

  3. says:

    I was happy to get the chance to review this book I last read Lorenzo Carcaterra when I was living in New York There is something very nostalgic for me as a former New Yorker to read him He captures the old New York the one I knew before gentrification and money were everywhere and old New York cops better than almost any writer I can think of This book is no different It's about Tank a retired cop and his old partner Pearl who i

  4. says:

    One hard core cop fiction So many elements The first book in the series really made me love the character of Tank An ex cop who has a tough exterior but a soft heart really makes you connect with this guyTank and his team consists of an ex partner who is in a wheelchair but has a brilliant mind His nephew who came to live with him w

  5. says:

    A Fantastic cop story of retired cops current cops fedsAll with street smarts and street friends ready to jump in to give a hand in all crazy situationsAnd Of Course CriminalsThose with No morals care of others and then there Are some who haven't jumped off the deep endYet Tank Rizzo and his partner Pearl have retired on disabilityBut just because a cop's retired he does Not lose his touch his smell of a crime and ability to spot

  6. says:

    Simply not taxing my brain with flashbacks in time and chapters that switch perspectives of a dozen characters I can't keep straight make this one a winner in my book For once I could sit back and enjoy a book from exciting start to exciting finish On top of that the characters are uirky but pretty much realistic well as much as in any of the cops and robbers TV shows that I love and I'm eager to read about them againThis is the

  7. says:

    Tank Rizzo and his friend and former partner Pearl are retired NYPD police officers both injured in the line of duty and 'shot off' the force Pearl's injuries in fact have left him wheelchair bound But both continue to work with the NYPD and in this outing they are looking into Detective First Grade Eddie Kenwood a gold

  8. says:

    This is a remarkably well written procedural about Tank and Pearl a pair of Tin Badges retired NYPD members who were injured seriously and unable to continue active duty Tank is also guardian of his 15 year old nephew whose parents died in an automobile accident The boy is a crime junkie and computer guru who has determined it wasn’t an acc

  9. says:

    Tank Rizzo and Pearl are ex cops injured in the line of duty now doing jobs on the side In this story you know who the bad guys are pretty much from the beginning Tank's nephew Chris is living with him after his parents were killed and Chris believes they were murdered so Tank and his crew take on the case The other case is trying

  10. says:

    A gritty immersive and propulsive tale of achieving justice without actually letting the law get in the way Tommy Tank Rizzo is a former NYPD detective who technically is off the job' but freuently investigates cold cases

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