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Central Park West: the unmissable debut legal thriller of the year

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When she is able to nail something down, she will not only have to convince her superiors, but the prosecution, who are sure they can get a conviction in state court. This is a psychological drama about whether the justice system will work properly (is there a “nexus” or we can’t prosecute even though we have a pile of evidence?

S. presidential election, particularly with regard to his public communications, was highly controversial. Horticultural Faux Pas (plants out of season or growing zones, like daffodils in autumn or bougainvillea in Alaska): NO But I had to look up the garden-like Pomander Walk to see if it was a real place.Many thanks to Penzler Publishers/Mysterious Press and NetGalley for providing a copy in exchange for this honest review. It's about a murder investigation that reveals deadly connections between high-ranking politicians and the mafia. Donald Trump didn’t do much for the world, but in firing James Comey, he gave crime fiction an exciting new talent, and one that should be on every crime fiction fan’s radar. Comey injects the personal into his thriller and keeps us coming back for more – as much to follow what his characters are up to as to find the solution to the mystery. He keeps our attention throughout, the explanations always relevant to the current action, and never feeling shoe-horned into the story.

The narrative structure of the book relies crucially on the relationship—often awkward and competitive—between state prosecutors in the Manhattan DA’s office and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. S. Attorney in charge of the Southern District of New York; a Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice; and a Director of the FBI. In September 2020, his first book, “A Higher Loyalty,” was made into a Showtime limited series, “The Comey Rule. The most important takeaway, though - at least for me - is if the FBI wants you, there aren't many places you can hide (not even a Starbucks).In the same vein, after Burke escapes conviction by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, the junior FBI agent, who is Black, observes, “Innocent white people getting prosecuted? A powerful narrative that moves at a swift pace, balancing courtroom drama with the underlying investigative prowess, proves to be the cornerstone of this great piece.

As the case reaches its climax, Nora’s family is threatened and a new tactic must be taken to ensure a conviction. Nora Carleton, a single mom struggling a bit to make ends meet while she takes on the world of organized crime, and her very personable (and formidable) investigator, Benny Dugan. This venture into writing has shown that he is capable of spinning a story and keeping the reader enthralled. I was really curious about what kind of thriller the former director of the FBI would tell, knowing he definitely has the background. James Comey’s intimate knowledge of law enforcement makes Central Park West a winning legal thriller, but the book is so much more than an insider’s account.

As the witness’s testimony concludes, a note is passed to the prosecution offering up information into the assassination of a disgraced former New York governor, murdered in his penthouse apartment just days before.

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