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The Edge Of The City (Detective Brian McKenna #2)

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A terrorist stranglehold tightens on New York...and only one cop can break its grip.

Born in the mountainous jungles of Peru. Smuggled to the concrete jungles of NYC. It's the most ingenious terrorist setup ever conceived, and it could bring the city-- and the nation-- to its knees.

Former NYPD detective Brian McKenna has tangled with the Shining Path before. His new identit
Paperback, 514 pages
Published October 15th 1996 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1995)
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Theresa Leone Davidson
I know from Mahoney's later novels that both his writing and his editing tighten up considerably, allowing the suspense in the story to be more evident. This novel, Edge of the City, second in the series, IS a suspenseful story, but like his first novel, it is bogged down by extraneous details. There was also one huge gap in the story, a thread left loose (Peruvian vs. Russian...); nevertheless, the story, about a group of terrorists who cause chaos in New York City, is good and certainly held m ...more
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#2 in the Brian McKenna series.

Brian McKenna, NYPD, returns from retirement to confront Sendero Luminoso terrorists who have murdered the son of the Police Commissioner and hijacked the Staten Island ferry.
Feb 19, 2009 Karen rated it it was ok
My uncle loaned me this book is a friendof Dan Mahoney, a retired NYPD detective. Interesting story. Great New York descriptions. Brian the "Main Man" is a likeable guy.
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Shelves: series-thrillers
i'm scared of sendero luminoso
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I was born in Manhattan on September 21, 1947, five minutes after Stephen King was born someplace in Maine. (I don't know what that means, but I'm hoping it means something.) I grew up in Manhattan and Queens and soon found myself to be the eldest of five children. I graduated from high school at age 16, a bad thing because I was too young to get a driver's license in New York and too stupid to r ...more
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