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Sniper's Moon
Carsten Stroud
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Sniper's Moon

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
As the New York City Police continue to find the mutilated bodies of murder victims--all of whom were somehow connected to NYPD sniper Frank Keogh--the department begins to suspect that the Vietnam veteran Keogh may be the killer. Reprint. K.
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Bantam (first published October 1st 1990)
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I read this novel when it was released in 1990. It made an impression on me then. I was twenty-two and finishing up my college career with hopes of getting into law enforcement (boy was I young). Now in 2011 I'm forty-three and I've been a cop for over ten years - though I have never been a police sniper. I also spent many years in the Army between college and my current career.

Twenty-one years later I am pleased to report that "Sniper's Moon" is still a fast moving novel, full of little observ
Jan 12, 2013 Paul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, thriller, mystery
NYPD Detective Frank Keogh is the son of a New York cop and a police sniper on the Emergency Services Unit. He's good at it, but perhaps too good - his partner fears he has begun to enjoy his job more than he should, and his home life is suffering.

When a cop with whom Frank has argued is murdered, no one seriously believes him capable of the crime, but when his mistress is killed in similar fashion - using an m.o. recalling a long-ago case solved by Frank's father - he looks like the prime suspe
May 06, 2015 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1991 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel

Thriller - Frank Keogh is a sniper with the NYPD ESU. A hostage negotiator breaks down and becomes suicidal. Frank gets him into the hospital and has a one night fling that threatens his marriage. The negotiator and the girlfriend are both murdered in a manner that throws suspicion on Frank. Frank goes on the run to find the link to a case solved by his father.
Jun 30, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a fabulous book! It was an extraordinary first novel for this author. The resolution was a bit suspect, but all in all, I found this to be a very exciting story that I just couldn't wait to finish to find out who the "bad guy" was. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author.
Dean Marquis
Mar 12, 2014 Dean Marquis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
snipers moon is the quentessential vietnam cop genre. what the concrete blonde does on the west coast. snipers moon does on the east coast. the plot is inventive. the charachters are well done. while close pursuit was a non fiction book. in snipers moon he got to pull out all the stops. unfortunately its also a dying genre.
Craig Todd
Aug 02, 2016 Craig Todd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story, but not told in a manner as refined as his Niceville trilogy. The beginning and end read almost like a non-fiction procedural, at times seeming to be tacked on to a smoother fictional tale told in the middle half. All in all an enjoyable read.
Oct 23, 2010 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably closer to a three star, but gave it a four because the boring parts went very smoothly and it wasn't tedious. Had the twists more or less figured out, still entertaining.
Nov 10, 2013 Leon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in grade school. I know not typically the subject matter you'd expect but this was one of the first real "novels" I'd ever read. I found it quite entertaining.
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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.

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