Red Hook

· Open Road Media
2.6
9 reviews
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About this ebook

Edgar Award Finalist: In the first novel of the Jack Leightner crime series, the Brooklyn homicide detective investigates a perplexing murder in dangerous terrain: the rundown neighborhood of his youth.
Unlike the other members of the elite Brooklyn South Homicide Task Force, Detective Jack Leightner prefers his murders baffling. He likes to lose himself in tough cases, and he has just caught a murder that will consume him like no other: an unidentified body, bound execution style, on the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Leightner is finishing his first look at the corpse when he discovers a knife wound and loses his lunch. He has seen a thousand dead bodies, but nothing brings back bad memories like death by knife.
The victim was a hardworking Dominican man with a family, a job, and no ties to the underworld. Investigating this murder will suck Leightner back into Red Hook, the neighborhood of his youth—now a labyrinth of empty docks and crumbling housing projects. It’s a tough case, but not half as hard as going home.
Red Hook is the 1st book in the Jack Leightner Crime Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
2.6
9 reviews
Third-party review
Detective Jack Leightner of the Brooklyn Homicide Task Force is called to assist the local precinct in the death of Tomas Berrios, a young Hispanic male from the Red Hook district of the borough. The ...
Third-party review
Brooklyn homicide detective Jack Leightner reacts violently to the dead body, and at first can't understand why. A 20-year veteran, he's seen more than his share of stabbings, but this one is ...
Third-party review
Once again, I’ve let the reviews pile up on me, leaving me no other option than to write five of them in a row. Boo. Somehow it seems easier to find time to read than it does to find the time to ...

About the author

Gabriel Cohen’s debut novel, Red Hook, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. He wrote three more mystery novels featuring Brooklyn South Homicide Task Force detective Jack Leightner: The Graving Dock, Neptune Avenue, and The Ninth Step. He is also the author of Boombox, a novel, and Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky: A Buddhist Path Through Divorce. He teaches in the writing program at Pratt Institute and loves living in Brooklyn, whose spirited, incredibly diverse neighborhoods provide him with a limitless source of vivid material. His website is www.gabrielcohenbooks.com.

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