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By Kenneth Wishnia, Barbara D'Amato

ISBN-10: 1604865873

ISBN-13: 9781604865875

This annoying, mental mystery set within the East Village punk scene in the course of the early Nineteen Eighties shadows a unmarried night shift of NYPD cop Filomena Buscarsela. whilst Filomena learns that the poisonous leak can have been sabotage, and a key witness—an East Village artist—dies in a suspicious twist of fate, she makes a decision to pursue the case on her personal by means of cruising the Alphabet urban punk rock golf equipment for clues in regards to the artist's final days. yet as she makes an attempt to punish environmental criminals, Filomena unearths the case, and her own existence, start to fall apart. A taut noir tempered with a cynical humorousness, this secret novel is a sociological photograph of a working-class Latina in long island urban.

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It wasn’t his appearance or the car that raised my notice—in midtown Manhattan, the only type of vehicle more common than a black Town Car was a yellow taxi cab, and many of the chauffeurs dressed as if they were auditioning for a role in the Men In Black sequel. No, it was his air of calmness, of stillness, of total focus, that was strong enough to raise the hair on my arms. And in that split-second assessment, I judged him to be a dangerous man. My contact, no doubt. I made a quick visual sweep of the street to be certain he was alone, and then I walked to the car.

The Tec-9 fell from his grip and swung on its sling. I grabbed the strap, dropped, and jerked it off his shoulder, twisting as I did. Then I released. The machine gun skittered across flagstones without going off. I moved to follow-up with a chin jab, missing and hitting his chest. High heels were effective weapons, but they also made balancing trickier. By putting so much of my weight behind the stab to his foot and the blow to his arm, I’d left myself unbalanced. I saw him aim the palm of his hand for my chin, but I couldn’t reverse my momentum fast enough.

Julianne’s grabbing and thrashing made keeping my own fear in check more challenging. When panicked, a drowning swimmer can pull down anyone attempting a rescue. If this kept up, I would have to dive deep, forcing her to choose between holding onto me or self-preservation. Once she let go, I would be able to secure her with a cross chest carry. I preferred it wouldn’t go that far. I’d drowned once before and didn’t care to risk repeating the experience. “Julianne, I have you. ” I looked straight into her panicked blue eyes and kept repeating the words.

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