City of the Dead

City of the Dead

Book - 2013
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Homicide detective Franco Patrese returns in "a blood-soaked, full-throttle descent into hell and one of the best thrillers you will read this or any other year" (Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Midnight Angels ).


Disillusioned and bitter, hardened Pittsburgh cop Franco Patrese leaves police work and his birth town behind him. Accepting a job in the New Orleans FBI office, he comes to a city steeped in a dark, corrupt heritage. A beautiful woman approaches Patrese with whispers of human sacrifice. Two days later, she lies dismembered in a pool of blood--surrounded by voodoo symbols.

New Orleans homicide detective Selma Fawcett doesn't hide her dislike of the FBI intruding on her turf . . . or her distrust of anyone not born in the Big Easy. But a second similar murder forces them to work together . . . or fail. Their suspects range from unscrupulous politicians in high places to a ruthless woman who claims to be the reincarnation of the long-dead voodooienne Marie Laveau. Both Selma and Franco are the outsiders now, journeying into the dangerous heart of darkness, a poisonous miasma of secrecy and corruption. From the French Quarter to Natchez and the Bayou, they are now the tainted ones: two good cops, targeted by an unimaginably malevolent force. . . .
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2013, c2011
ISBN: 9781439197639
Branch Call Number: Pbk BLA


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Feb 24, 2014

this may have been a very interesting reading; unique settings, skeletons in the closet for police detectives, some engaging actions and unexpected results, things going out of control while trying to revealing facts. But it's very boring with too much technical details, and why should I care? it's just a fictional dream product, what is the sense of putting that much technical detail in this fiction?
I would prefer reading newspaper columns instead of this nonsense. It's nothing different than a news article. But at least news are real.

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