|Through seven previous novels, Nadelson has created one of the more memorable characters in detective fiction: Artie Cohen. In "Londongrad," Artie is faced with a murder that strikes at him personally and will ultimately place his best friend''s life in his hands.|
|From the Publisher:
In a playground in Brooklyn, Artie Cohen is led to a dead girl tied up in duct tape on a children's swing. He soon realizes the killer murdered the wrong girlthe intended victim was his best friend Tolya Sverdloff's daughter, who soon meets a similar fate. Artie CohenRussan-born New York police detectiveis drawn inexorably from New York to London and ultimately to Moscow in pursuit of the killer. There, already in over his head, Artie uncovers a painful truth about his past that puts Tolya's life in the balance.
When NYC cop Artie Cohen finds "Mummy Girl," the body of a young woman wrapped from head to toe in duct tape on the far eastern edge of Brooklyn, his search to find her murderer leads him into other fringes of the borough and all the way across the Atlantic to London. There, in the heart of the British capital, is a bustling "Little Russia" called Londongrad, in which the criminal element thrives. This is Reggie Nadelson's eighth Artie Cohen mystery, and it's every bit as evocative and compelling as the others. Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Books of 2009.
"This is a novel of many layers, a murder story underlying a love story that underlies a portrait of a dangerous society rolling in filthy money and haunted by its equally filthy past."
- Jessica Mann
"Nadelson's long-running series...has evolved from capable police procedurals to highly-praised psychological thrillers, spanning genres as easily as world capitals."
- Liesl M. Bradner