BROOKLYN THREE by Thomas Boyle


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 The longest day ever for Brooklyn Violence Task Force head Francis DeSales (Only the Dead Know Brooklyn, Post-Mortem Effects) begins with the news that black mayoral hopeful Harrison Dillard's campaign manager, Arthur Kaputz, is shot out of his motorcade. That night, Frank will follow a tip from an old girlfriend who's got a line on the killer, a body-builder/terrorist drugged on Sixties fantasies of political violence--but not before his live-in, newscaster Megan Moore, and guilt-ridden prof Ben Asterisky of the Institute for Urban Studies follow separate trails (a sex-violence-politics videotape and a class list from 20 years ago) to the same Semtex-streaked building for an explosive finale. As powerfully baroque as ever, although Boyle's crazy killer doesn't seem much crazier than his saner neighbors. Don't expect to see copies at the Brooklyn Tourist Office.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-670-83019-4
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1991