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Close Pursuit

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"The action is breathtaking and the book is a spellbinding view of a world like no other."--Detroit News
Another night falls on New York City. A victim screams. A siren wails. Eddie Kennedy is on his beat. He's a gold shield homicide detective, and his next week of investigations is a journey you will never forget--an electrifying rite of passage into the heart of what it
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Paperback, 1st U.S. Paperback Edition, 352 pages
Published April 4th 1988 by Bantam (first published February 1st 1987)
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Checkman
Mar 12, 2011 Checkman rated it really liked it
One of Carsten Stroud's early books. It follows a New City PD homicide detective in the summer of 1985. Stroud spent that year in New York city following detectives and uniform officers as they responded to radio calls and crime scenes. However the book is a work of fiction based on many different things that happened during the months Stroud was doing his research.

It's an interesting read. It is fictionalized so don't expect a documentary. Meaning there are liberties taken (such as one of the
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Dean Marquis
Jul 20, 2014 Dean Marquis rated it it was amazing
I read this book 15 yrs ago and I thought it was so good that I wanted to be a cop. I thought that hus writing was gritty. Everything in the book was real so it had to be believable. I haven't read it twice yet ; however, someday soon I will.
In my quest to be a police officer I ended up as far from it as I could get. I have no regrets, I have other works in the offering. The only way i came close to being the detective in the book was to get a black male cat.
Miguel Galy
Jan 11, 2013 Miguel Galy rated it really liked it
Probably my favourite crime novel. I like how Stroud really makes the reader feel part of the scene.
Rob Tripp
Dec 05, 2012 Rob Tripp rated it really liked it
You'll feel like you're on the beat with the story's protagonist. Gritty, real.
Fredrick Danysh
May 21, 2012 Fredrick Danysh rated it it was ok
While this story is supposed to be a week in the life of a New York City homicide detective, over half is devoted to the peoople of the city who are often referred to with negative sterotypes and racist overtures. If you want rampant racism, this is the book for you.
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Carsten Stroud is the author of the New York Times bestseller Close Pursuit, and the award-winning Sniper's Moon, both set in the New York City Police Department. He lives and writes in Thunder Beach, Ontario, Canada.

Awards:
* Arthur Ellis Award Best First Novel (1991): Sniper's Moon
* Arthur Ellis Award Best Novel (1993): Lizardskin
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