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The Two Chinatowns (Detective Cisco Sanchez #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  68 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Caught in the grip of ruthless Asian gangs, the Chinatowns of New York City and Toronto are the North American headquarters for a worldwide criminal network specializing in extortion, drugs, immigrant smuggling, and murder.

Detective Cisco Sanchez personifies the city he protects. Brash and cocky, he's also one of the best investigators in an elite division of the NYPD. But
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 14th 2002 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2001)
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Tony
Jan 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Dan Mahoney- The Two Chinatowns (St. Martin’s Press 2002) 3.75 Stars

The Triads are moving into Toronto and have already established themselves in New York City. Now Detective Cisco Sanchez is in Toronto and his fiancé has just been murdered while they were out for supper. The killers were gathering extortion money for the Triads and Cisco takes exception to there freedom after the murder. It has become his mission, and the joint forces mission of the Toronto PD, New York PD, and the FBI to take
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Ed
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
#6 in the Brian McKenna / Cisco Sanchez series.

NYPD detective Brian McKenna series - On a visit to Toronto, Det. Cisco Sanchez takes his new fiancée, Sue Hsu, to her uncle's restaurant, where she stumbles into a gang kidnapping of a kitchen worker and is killed. Executing swift justice, Sanchez holds off the local cops. Bailed out by his partner, Brian McKenna and their boss, Sanchez and his fellow NYPDers join forces with a Chinese investigator in Toronto. They soon discover that the Chinese ga
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Donna Halloran
May 06, 2016 rated it liked it
When I think about the story and the characters, I think about how much I enjoyed it. That said, it took me much longer than expected to finish. I think it was really only 2 1/2 stars for me. There was a great deal of background information spread throughout the book and the format that this was told was boring to me.
Cindy
Aug 09, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, adult
Okay, I still look forward to reading about Det. Brian McKenna, but, Mr. Mahoney, please kill off his partner, Cisco Sanchez. These are otherwise great police procedurals, but I cannot read about Cisco, the world's greatest detective, anymore.
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Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Cisco book. Good stoey and interesting stuff on Asian triads and tongs.
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