AUTHORS

Lou Manfredo

Lou Manfredo served in the Brooklyn criminal justice system for twenty-five years. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and Brooklyn Noir. This is his first novel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife.
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REVIEWS

As a depiction of the Byzantine, politicized existence of a working American police department, Rizzo's War stands as a valuable primer.
David Simon, creator of The Wire

As stark and true as David Simon's faultless depiction of the Baltimore PD in The Wire...
Daily Mail

Brooklyn, as the portrayal in Manfredo's excellent debut makes clear, is a different world. Rizzo's War is a police procedural of more than usual intelligence.
The Times

Riveting... dealing with every aspect of American policing from dirty politics to the intricate hierarchy of biker gangs.
Guardian

Rizzo's War is exceptional. Most urban crime novels do not tell it like it is. But this is a bold adventure... a terrific debut and Lou Manfredo is a writer to watch.
Peter Blauner

As a depiction of the Byzantine, politicized existence of a working American police department, Rizzo's War stands as a valuable primer.

David Simon, creator of The Wire

As stark and true as David Simon's faultless depiction of the Baltimore PD in The Wire...
Daily Mail

Riveting... dealing with every aspect of American policing from dirty politics to the intricate hierarchy of biker gangs.
Guardian

Brooklyn, as the portrayal in Manfredo's excellent debut makes clear, is a different world... Rizzo's War is a police procedural of more than usual intelligence.
The Times

Richly confirming the extraordinary promise of the first book, the follow up has style and authenticity, giving a no nonsense depiction of what life is like on the streets for a New York detective. But this time Manfredo adds yet more subtlety to his portrait of the city's finest. This is Ed McBain for the 21st century - and that's high praise... It confirms Manfredo as one of New York's finest thriller writers.
Daily Mail

As a depiction of the Byzantine, politicized existence of a working American police department, Rizzo's War stands as a valuable primer.
David Simon, creator of The Wire

As stark and true as David Simon's faultless depiction of the Baltimore PD in The Wire...
Daily Mail

Brooklyn, as the portrayal in Manfredo's excellent debut makes clear, is a different world. Rizzo's War is a police procedural of more than usual intelligence.
The Times

Riveting... dealing with every aspect of American policing from dirty politics to the intricate hierarchy of biker gangs.
Guardian

Rizzo's War is exceptional. Most urban crime novels do not tell it like it is. But this is a bold adventure... a terrific debut and Lou Manfredo is a writer to watch.
Peter Blauner