A Reckoning in Brooklyn

A reckoning in Brooklyn is the new historical crime thriller from Detective Michael O'Keefe, the author of the breakout novel, Shot to Pieces.
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A reckoning in Brooklyn is the new historical crime thriller from Detective Michael O'Keefe, the author of the breakout novel, Shot to Pieces.

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Bushwick Brooklyn in the 1970s is a cesspool of drugs, violence, and depravity. Every aspect of life in the blighted neighborhood has been contaminated by the Mafia. Butchie Bucciogrosso is an Italian cop who detests the Mob. A survivor of the streets, he returns from Vietnam only to find Bushwick in ruin. His partner, Fast Eddie Curran, had to kill his way out of Belfast. They are the only cops with the courage to take on the Mob, becoming a deadly nuisance trying to win back their streets. Only the Mafia, their own dirty Department, and a corrupt federal justice system stand in their way. With themselves and their loved ones squarely in the crosshairs, can they destroy the Mob’s criminal empire before they are killed? Can they outwit a crooked Department of Justice before they are framed and imprisoned? The clock is ticking with Bushwick’s survival in the balance. A reckoning in Brooklyn is the new historical crime thriller from Detective Michael O’Keefe, the author of the breakout novel, Shot to Pieces.

I read “Shot to Pieces” by Michael OKeefe and it was such a great read that I had to pick-up “A Reckoning in Brooklyn.” I think Michael is the best crime writer around these days, and I found both books create compelling stories about New York, and NYC law enforcement. Patrolman Mick the Quick Doheny, Butchie, Fast Eddie and, of course, Paddy Durr are vivid characterizations. When danger, intimidation and potential violence come knocking most men avoid and yield: NYC cops are NOT those men. After reading this book I feel like I know these characters personally. Where are the Hollywood people? This book is a brilliant movie waiting to happen!

-- Dr. James O'keefe

Michael O'Keefe (Author)

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Michael O’Keefe is a retired 1st Grade Detective from the NYPD. For twenty-four years, he worked in the toughest neighborhoods in New York, specializing in investigating Homicides and other violent crimes. He was born and raised on the mean streets described in his fiction. His characters and settings are drawn from the people he encountered there–on both sides of the law. Shot to Pieces is his first novel, published in July 2016. Not Buried Deep Enough is a short novella, published in June 2017. 13 Stories- Fractured, Twisted & Put Away Wet is a collection of prize-winning short fiction, published July 2018. His latest, the novel A Reckoning in Brooklyn debuts November 2019. He is presently near completion on two others. He lives on Long Island with his family, where he writes a little, and practices the ancient martial arts of lawn, and swimming pool maintenance–when he is not coaching football. Other Published works; Short fiction; Michael O’Keefe has had two short stories, Tic, Tic, Boom! and The Mandela Effect, published in Pulpmetalmagazine.com. The short story The Cigar, appeared in Near to the Knuckle magazine in early August, in addition to the story Hatchet, which appeared in Near to the Knuckle in December. The short story Moments, originally written in 1984, was published in The Raven’s Perch Magazine, in December as well. His story Hatchet was also featured in Manslaughter review this Summer. Poetry; Michael has had six poems appear in the Raven’s Perch Magazine, and two in Vox Poetica. He has also had poems featured in the 2016 and 2017 publication of The Bard’s Annual, and a chap book of his poetry, to be published by Local Gems Press. Michael’s poetry is regularly featured by the Performance Poetry Association of Long Island. Despite swearing to everyone he’s not a poet, he is, in fact, an award-winning poet, having won third place in the Princess Ronkonkoma Productions annual poetry prize. Associations; Michael is a member of The Mystery Writers of America (New York Chapter), The Long Island Mystery Writers Group, The Long Island Writer’s Guild, and the Farmingdale Creative Writers’ Group.

I read “Shot to Pieces” by Michael OKeefe and it was such a great read that I had to pick-up “A Reckoning in Brooklyn.” I think Michael is the best crime writer around these days, and I found both books create compelling stories about New York, and NYC law enforcement. Patrolman Mick the Quick Doheny, Butchie, Fast Eddie and, of course, Paddy Durr are vivid characterizations. When danger, intimidation and potential violence come knocking most men avoid and yield: NYC cops are NOT those men. After reading this book I feel like I know these characters personally. Where are the Hollywood people? This book is a brilliant movie waiting to happen!

-- Dr. James O'keefe

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