Simon and Schuster, 2008 - 388 ページ
Among the most self-assured and sharply crafted debuts in recent years, "Calumet City" detonates a Molotov cocktail of character-driven suspense and ghetto-Chicago intrigue.
Meet Patti Black, the most decorated cop in Chicago. On her ghetto beat, Patti Black redefines the word badass. But her steel-plated exterior -- solitary, stoic, loveless -- belies the wrenching legacy of her orphan childhood. Haunted by the horrifying abuse she suffered at the hands of her foster parents, Patti Black sublimates past torments into a meticulously maintained tough-gal persona.
When a series of unrelated cases -- a drug bust gone bad, a mayoral assassination attempt, the murder of a state attorney, the exhumation of a long-concealed body from a tenement basement wall -- all point in Patti Black's direction, she finds herself facing the dark truth: You can't hide from your history, no matter how far into the fog you run. For Patti Black, that history didn't die in the tenement wall; it's alive -- and riding her down.
In researching this electrifying thriller, Charlie Newton rode in the squad car with real-life street cop Patti Black. The result is a powerful fiction debut that captures the precise emotional landscape of one cop's hard-bitten life in the trenches. This first-time author joins that rare breed whose fiction is suffused with profound authenticity
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Review: Calumet Cityユーザー レビュー - Michael Kelberer - Goodreads
It's dark. It's ultimately good. Mr. Newton has a style where the first person narrative is so true that it's hard to follow. He's verbed so many nouns that I often don't know what just happened. "He ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: Calumet Cityユーザー レビュー - Rob Kitchin - Goodreads
Calumet City starts with a bang and the pace continues to build from there, the tension being steadily ratcheted up as Patti bounces from one crisis to the next whilst slowly disintegrating mentally ... レビュー全文を読む
Charlie Newton faces the devil in Calumet City - The Big Thrill
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mbtb's Mystery Book Blog: Calumet City, by Charlie Newton
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The Mystery Bookstore: Charlie Newton, CALUMET CITY
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Writers House is especially excited about two thrillers, Michael Gruber's The Book of Air and Shadows and Charlie Newton's Calumet City. ...
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