A string of brutal murders has bodies piling up in Brooklyn, and Detective Frankie Donovan knows what is going on. Clues left at the crime scenes point to someone from the old neighborhood, and that isn't good.
Frankie has taken two oaths in his life—the one he took to uphold the law when he became a cop, and the one he took with his two best friends when they were eight years old and inseparable.
Those relationships have forced Frankie to make many tough decisions, but now he faces the toughest one of his life; he has five murders to solve and one of those two friends is responsible. If Frankie lets him go, he breaks the oath he took as a cop and risks losing his job. But if he tries to bring him in, he breaks the oath he kept for twenty-five years—and risks losing his life.
In the neighborhood where Frankie Donovan grew up, you never broke an oath.
“A nuanced debut that upends genre stereotypes and readers’ expectations.” – Kirkus Review (Read more)
Giacomo Giammatteo, may be the Mario Puzo of our time. His debut novel is breathtaking and groundbreaking. He creates a story that involves the conflicts of reality that pull at us from both sides of the tracks. This isn’t your typical mob story. -eNovel Reviews. (Read more)
“Murder Takes Time” by Giacomo Giammatteo, is one of the best murder mysteries I have ever read. The goose bumps on my arms will attest to that! -Reader Views. (Read more)
Giammatteo takes his crime novel to a new level and… puts the characters through the wringer, so the reader knows each one intimately. – SPReview (Read more)
Giammatteo grips you by the throat in the first two chapters. - OnFictionWriting (Read more)
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