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Rizzo's Daughter (Joe Rizzo #3)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  97 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Brooklyn cop Joe Rizzo---"the most authentic cop in contemporary crime fiction" (starred review Kirkus Reviews)---is ready to retire and spend the rest of his days with his wife, doting on their grown-up girls. But when his youngest daughter, Carol, decides to follow her dad onto the force, Joe decides to stay on until she's settled, calling in favors to get her assigned t ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Minotaur Books
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Mar 31, 2012 Marcie rated it really liked it
I won this book and promised to provide a review.

Rizzo is a Brooklyn NY career police officer who is ready to retire. Throughout his career he has managed to stay on the right side of the law, though just barely, and to keep his self respect. His daughter has decided to follow in his career footsteps, so before he retires, he wants to see her established in the police force. He uses his contacts to find her a 'safe' job with a good, experienced cop for her first rookie assignment. The assignment
Nov 15, 2012 Hobart rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
Not the best of the Rizzo books, but it's still one of the most compelling and honest (and brutal) books I've read this year.

Manfredo has never shied away from the ethical gray areas -- this time he dives in further than before (and honestly, maybe veers to the more black than gray area).

The mini-cases that are featured here, alongside the two major cases, as perhaps more interesting than their counterparts and once again give you insight into the world of the NYPD as much as they give you som
Aug 05, 2012 Ed rated it really liked it
Shelves: law-enforcement, nyc
3rd in the Joe Rizzo series. Atmospheric novel of the NYPD in an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn. Pragmatic cop Rizzo delays his long awaited retirement when his youngest daughter decides to join the force.

Joe Rizzo is ready to retire and spend the rest of his days with his wife, doting on their grown-up girls. But when his youngest daughter, Carol, decides to follow her dad onto the force, Joe decides to stay on until she's settled, calling in favors to get her assigned to the easiest house, t
Derek Balaam
Mar 19, 2012 Derek Balaam rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I gave this book 4 stars because I couldn't figure out how to give 3.5 and the author deserves that extra half.

I started this book and got about 30 pages in and thought what have I gotten myself into. I found the dialogue to be choppy and had to read several pages twice. After the initial 30 pages it smoothed out and became a good book. The only drawback I noticed (and it's strictly an opinion) was the main character in Joe Rizzo being almost unbelievable in how he interacted through the rest o
Mar 15, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
Loved this book. Thank you SO MUCH Mr. Manfredo for creating Joe Rizzo and giving us the ability to really "get to know him, his thoughts, how his mind works". I was completely drawn into the storyline and you left me begging for more. I received Rizzo's Daughter through the Goodreads Giveaway and I can't tell you how happy I am to have discovered you an an Author. I can promise you that I will be buying the other 2 Rizzo books you have already published. I am really looking forward to reading m ...more
Apr 12, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it
Getting the books from you and having a chance to review them is totally awesome. This was a very good read right from the very beginning and kept me intrigued all the way through. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys police and crime novels. I am going to request his first "Rizzo" books through my library(Rizzo's Fire and Rizzo's War) Thank you soooo much for the books to review. I am the wife and mother of police officers and my husband and several friends have read it since I firs ...more
Apr 02, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I received a copy of Rizzo's Daughter through a goodreads giveaway. I have not read any of the previous books in the series. The book was engaging and hard to put down, however, I really didn't like the main character. Perhaps if I had read the previous books, I would have insight as to how he evolved. Either way, overall the book is well written and a great crime novel.
Janice Llewellyn
Aug 14, 2016 Janice Llewellyn rated it really liked it
I liked this book since police dramas are a genre I seek out when I become bored with "happy books. This is the 1st of Lou Manfredo's books I have read, but would definitely read another. The cop slang was sometimes awkward to read, but the author striped to keep his style authentic for the Players. He accomplished it well. I thought the ending was a good one . Kudos to Joe Rizzo
Mar 22, 2012 Clark rated it really liked it
Without a doubt, this was the best book in the Rizzo series by Lou Manfredo. I really think that Manfredo has a talent for making his books realistic and authentic. They are not sensationalistic like many police stories out there are, which makes me appreciate the respect Lou Manfredo has for his readers. This book was quite good and I will definitely read the next one when it comes out.
J. Ewbank
Mar 14, 2012 J. Ewbank rated it really liked it
This is a very well written book with a story that keeps you turning the pages. I did not read the earlier two books in this series but now I want to find them. Good job Manfredo!

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
Donna Brown
Jul 29, 2015 Donna Brown rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
This story allows you to descend down the slippery slope with Detective Rizzo. Circumstances. Decisions. Feeling okay because it feels like justice. Taking the law into one's own hands. Who hasn't thought about that?

Catherine Woodman
Oct 11, 2012 Catherine Woodman rated it liked it
Gritty, but well done. Rizzo is ready to retire, but when his daughter decides to become a cop, he sticks around in order to try to get her a lower risk street beat with a higher functioning partner--only to have that backfire completely--well done
Mar 08, 2012 Heather rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This book was very well written. It easily showed the grittier side as well as the upstanding side. I was not a huge fan of this book, but if you like crime family drama this is a read you will find fascinating. For me it was just alright.
Oct 19, 2014 Marilyn rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book as much as the other 2 by this same author--the main character stays true throughout the series and his relationships with his family, other cops and the bad guys are intriguing. My favorite parts are the dialogs between the Joe and the "wise guys"--very Tony Soprano.
John McKenna
Nov 15, 2012 John McKenna rated it it was amazing
One of the best cop-story novelist to ever come along. This book is exciting, dynamic and an authentic police procedural crime-fiction book. I loved it and best of all this author has a bunch of books yet to write. I can hardly wait!
Jul 18, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
If you enjoy watching the Law and Order T.V. show then you will like the way this story is plotted out. It is very much from a police officer's view with a mob tie in. I read it very quickly. Didn't realize till later it's actually part of a series. Can be read as a stand alone though.
Mike Gabor
Apr 15, 2012 Mike Gabor rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I found the first two books in this series a little better written but by no means is thia a bad book. I'm looking forward to more in this series.
Ed O'farrell
Jan 27, 2013 Ed O'farrell rated it liked it
Okay. Better than most of the stuff out there. But a bit predictable in the back story and not a real strong plot. Nevertheless, worth the time and money.
Aug 10, 2012 Benita rated it it was amazing
Love all 3 - please read in order: Rizzo's war, Rizzo's fire; then this one. I could not put them down - lots of crimes solved & not by the book. Great patio reads!!
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Lou Manfredo served in the Brooklyn criminal justice system for twenty-five years. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and Brooklyn Noir. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife.
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