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Title:
A murder of justice
Author:
Andrews, Robert, 1937-
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Publication Information:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
319 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A Marian Wood book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399150395
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

For Kearney and Phelps, Washington D.C.'s abysmal arrest record was directly related to the city's growing lawlessness. But as the streets are turned into a killing field, citizen distrust of colour-selective law enforcement could spell only anarchy for an already troubled town.


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Booklist Review

Skeeter Hodges is no loss to Washington's mean streets. He's an amoral drug dealer whose past is littered with dead rivals and intimidated witnesses. But when someone removed the top of his head in a barrage of gunfire, he became a murder victim. Frank Kearney and Jose Phelps, D.C. homicide detectives, catch the case, but there's a wrinkle: police brass want the detectives to link as many open homicides to Skeeter as possible so they can report a more flattering resolved homicide statistic. It's an unappealing option for the two veteran detectives who try to do their jobs by the book. Finding Skeeter's killer is no picnic, either, with a plethora of roadblocks, official and otherwise, standing in the way. Andrews works the same dark, dangerous milieu as George Pelecanos: a Washington teetering on the edge of breakdown in which good men have all they can do to maintain the veneer of civilization. A mature, thought-provoking morality play disguised as a cop novel. --Wes Lukowsky Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

D.C. homicide detectives Frank Kearney and Jos? Phelps are back in Andrews's third entry in this sturdy series (A Murder of Honor; etc.) showcasing Washington's curious hybrid world of gritty street crime and political misdoings. One drug dealer has been killed and another wounded in a shooting that everyone agrees could only have gone better if both low-lifes had been wiped out. But it's still murder, and Kearney and Phelps are obliged to find out who shot up the duo. When the investigation leads the cops to the two-year-old killing of Kevin Gentry, a government official with links to the CIA, things begin to get complicated. What began as a turf battle between drug dealers evolves into a mystery that threatens to bring down high-level politicians and law enforcement bigwigs alike. Andrews brings the streets of upper-class Georgetown and ghetto Washington to life, tossing in plenty of city lore, and Kearney and Phelps are smart, dedicated and amusing, an unbeatable cop-novel combination. Their dogged investigation leads to a promotion for both that can only bode well for the continuation of this excellent series. Agent, Robin Rue at Writer's House. (Sept.) Forecast: The recent television series The District and George Pelecanos's critical success have raised the profile of Washington as a setting for crime novels as well as political thrillers. This, plus the quality of Andrews's work, should result in rising sales for the series. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved