By Kenneth Wishnia, Barbara D'Amato
This demanding, mental mystery set within the East Village punk scene through the early Nineteen Eighties shadows a unmarried night shift of NYPD cop Filomena Buscarsela. whilst Filomena learns that the poisonous leak could have been sabotage, and a key witness—an East Village artist—dies in a suspicious coincidence, she comes to a decision to pursue the case on her personal through cruising the Alphabet urban punk rock golf equipment for clues concerning the artist's final days. yet as she makes an attempt to punish environmental criminals, Filomena reveals the case, and her own lifestyles, start to fall apart. A taut noir tempered with a cynical humorousness, this secret novel is a sociological photograph of a working-class Latina in long island urban.
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I gave him a puzzled look. "He did, didn't he? No matter what happened to Mike, your locals couldn't close their eyes to a dangerous situation like that. You're responsible. You can be sued. You could be tried for criminal collusion. " Rothman cleared his throat. "You're a hundred per cent right, Lou. " "Sure," I smiled stupidly. "You just haven't thought this deal through, Joe. You've been getting along pretty good with Conway, and now he's taken a notion to go nonunion, and naturally you're kind of upset about it.
She turned inside my arms and faced me. "All right, Lou," she said briskly. "We'll say no more tonight. But Sunday we'll have a good long talk. You're going to tell me why you've acted as you have these last few months, and no lying or evasions. " "Ma'am, Miss Stanton," I said. " "All right," she nodded, "that's settled. " 5 That day, Saturday, was a busy one. There were a lot of payday drunks in town, it being the middle of the month, and drunks out here mean fights. All of us deputies and the two constables and Sheriff Maples had our hands full keeping things under control.
He gave me a funny look; and I laughed and slapped him on the back. "Just kidding, Bob," I said. What the hell? You can't break a habit overnight. And what was the harm in a little kidding? The sheriff wished me a good Sunday, and I drove on home. I fixed myself a big platter of ham and eggs and French fries, and carried it into Dad's office. I ate at his desk, more at peace with myself than I'd been in a long time. I'd made up my mind about one thing. Come hell or high water, I wasn't going to marry Amy Stanton.