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Old Flame (Jackson Steeg #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Dark streets. Darker secrets.

Jackson Steeg thought he’d finally put all that behind him.

He was wrong.

Jackson Steeg isn’t an NYPD homicide cop anymore, not since the bullet he took to the lung. But Steeg’s retirement is looking anything but relaxing.

After months of death threats, his ex-wife’s new flame is beaten to death outside a chichi restaurant in the Meatpacking D
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Broadway Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Larry Hoffer
This was a terrific book! Never heard of the book or Ira Berkowitz before, but I'm sure glad I picked this up from the bookstore. I'm a big fan of detective/private investigator-type books (modern types, not Sherlock Holmesian) and this one was definitely up my alley. In this book Jackson Steeg is asked by his ex-mother-in-law to investigate the murder of his ex-wife's new husband. At the same time, one of his old friends asks for help escaping from thugs who want to murder him because of a ...more
Sep 14, 2016 Bill rated it really liked it
Jackson Steeg, the detective in this novel, was a little too much of a tough guy for my taste, but I enjoyed reading Old Flame anyway. It reminded me of the Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler books I used to read many years ago. Among the strengths of Old Flame were the interesting and diverse characters, especially his former police partner, Luce.

This is the second in the series and I'm torn whether to find a copy of the first book and read it or whether too much was revealed in this book,
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Jul 30, 2009 Frances O'Neill rated it it was amazing
I read both books. They are a quick read and love the characters. I can't wait to read the next book coming out in December, Sinner's Ball.
Feb 20, 2009 Michelle rated it it was ok
I really liked this book. It didn't get me right away but it was a nice quick, no nonsense read. I def. recommend for some good train or commute to work reading.
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New NY noir, better than I expected. Will read the next in the series when it comes out. But why the obsession among mystery writers for hell's Kitchen?
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Recommended by Avra, a really good, easy read. Perfect NYC reading.
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Written by my friend Ira Berkowitz. A great read.
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Ira Berkowitz is the author of the Jackson Steeg Mystery Series. His crime fiction novel Sinners' Ball won the Shamus Award in 2010.

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Writing fiction was the furthest thing from his mind.

He attended New York University, fully expecting to attend Medical School upon graduation. Instead, he wound up in law school. After enduring two years studying torts,
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