By Denis Hamill
Now, mixing sinuous prose with a hair-trigger supply, Hamill etches a singular set in a mercenary New Yorkwhere associates turn into enemies, police officers are corrupted, and a few needs to die, serious about the sake of Bobby Emmet used to be a determined guy, a good long island urban cop, framed for the homicide of his fiancée, and given one final probability to save lots of himselfby an not likely benefactor. Bobby did not homicide his fiancee, Dorothea Dubrow, after which cremate the bodybut he has an concept who's in charge. His homicide trial interrupted his research of a police clinical pension scamand printed how little he particularly knew approximately Dorothea. Now unexpectedly unfastened, he's imprisoned in an online of corruption, lies, and the type of secrets and techniques humans kill for.
Beginning his look for the reality at a shady defense company that employs able-bodied ex-cops, all of whom have mysteriously certified for clinical pensionsequal to a funky three-quarters in their salarieshe stumbles upon a startling discovery: the cremated continues to be that resulted in his conviction did not quite belong to Dorothea.
Bobby has a number of allies: his policeman brother, his hacker daughter, his flamboyantly unprincipled legal professional, a cop or who stood by means of him in the course of the trial. however the related forces that landed him in penal complex greater than a yr sooner than are placing a smothering squeeze on him nowand all roads result in a strong flesh presser who will enable not anything get among himself and the governor's mansion.
As the fight to discover the truthand Dorotheaintensifies, Bobby starts to suspect that these round him should not as dependable as they seem. His liberty and intensely lifestyles depend upon even if he can notice how highand how nearthe conspiracy is going ahead of the catch closes on him.
At as soon as lyrical and riveting, Three Quarters crackles in its electrical environment, reverberating with a "relentless power" (Lawrence Block) fueled via Hamill's intimate wisdom of and excessive ardour for brand new York City.
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3 Quarters: A Novel by Denis Hamill