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Triple Homicide

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The debut novel from longtime Brooklyn district attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes, Triple Homicide is the gritty saga of two generations of New York City police officers fighting to stay on the right side of the law.
In the early 1990s in New York, easy money stands to be made at every turn, and temptation proves a bitter struggle for the young and much-decorated NYPD Sergeant
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2007)
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Oct 24, 2007 Mike rated it it was ok
I bought this book because it was given a good review in the New York Times. What a mistake! Joe Hynes may be a good DA, but this book proves him to be a mediocre writer. That said, I don't think it's his fault. It seemed as if the book had barely been edited. For instance, things were referred to as "jet black" five times in the first twelve pages. That kind of repetition catches the eye (and the mind's ear) and kills the flow. That type of editorial stumbling happened again and again throughou ...more
Jan 01, 2008 Dan rated it it was ok
Joe Hynes is the Brooklyn District Attorney. The book is really fascinating as a view inside the PD and DA's office, and I'd recommend it to anyone who's interested in that. But the writing is labored at best. A bonus for anyone who knows the folks in the criminal law world of NYC is the portraits of characters taken directly from the community and given only the thinnest of veils...e.g. "Cary Bremens" for Barry Kamins, bow-tie and all.
Sep 16, 2007 Michelle rated it did not like it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is non-fiction/fiction. While I love a good crime story, this just didn't do it for me. I stopped half way through. I've got too many other good books lined up to force myself to get to the end of something I'm not enjoying.
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Aug 25, 2007 Avik Ganguly is currently reading it
I picked up a copy of this book after I met the author at a Bar Association sponsored promotion. He gave an interesting talk about the background of the book. I will let you know how it is.
Aug 25, 2009 Ed rated it it was ok
This book was ok. Honestly, the most interesting part was getting a feel for how official corruption worked.
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I read it because he was my boss. Eh.
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author writes like a lawyer that he is
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