Jack Bertolino is a retired NY City police detective with a bad back. Jack's new life in
Bertolino is a tough guy from the mean streets of NYC. He is dismayed at the lack of respect he gets from he LA counterparts when he is accused of murder. The mystery is compounded by his divorce, his strained relationship with his son and his roots in the Italian neighborhood of his youth.
The characterizations are bold without being cartoonish. I like the camaraderie that Jack gets from his unlikely allies and his discovered peers in the police community. The surprising support he gets from the old neighborhood and the viciousness of retribution add to the interest. The title of the book is explained in gruesome detail.
I really enjoyed the book.
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