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Montezuma's Man (Isaac Sidel #7)
Montezuma's man is Joe Barbarossa, a drug-dealing half-breed police detective. Now he's been commandeered by Commissioner Isaac Side to help wreak havoc on New York's gangland. Their two-man war on the city's Mafia leads them on a twisted, hallucinogenic trail that will eventually take them to Sicily itself.
Hardcover, 277 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Mysterious Press
(first published 1993)
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This was my first Jerome Charyn book, and I was blown away by his writing style. I haven't read anything else like it, and am at a loss to describe it. Almost poetic at times, but in a staccato way. The police are corrupt for sometimes good reasons, and often likable. The story has a sort of wistful tone, but is also quirky and violent. I have to go back and read earlier titles, because many things were referred to from the past (though "Montezuma's Man" worked on its own). I really enjoyed spen ...more
Jerome Charyn has been teaching film for the past fourteen years at the American University of Paris. His novel, The Green Lantern, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and he has also received the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In Charyn's forthcoming book, I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War, Lincoln himself narrates the story that deftly blend ...moreMore about Jerome Charyn...
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