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