Book 1, Flo Ott - A Brooklyn Crimes Novel
Richard Hilary Weber
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A fast-paced thriller perfect for readers of Kathy Reichs and Linda Fairstein, Richard Hilary Weber’s first Brooklyn Crimes short novel follows dedicated cop Flo Ott as she unravels the mystery of a terrifying mass murder—from the cold underbelly of New York to the city’s glittering heights.
Beneath Brooklyn’s wintry streets, seven people are dead, slumped in their seats on an F train. Fast thinking and good fortune prevent the subway car doors from opening, spilling poisonous gas into the station. It’s not long before a frightened metropolis of eight million demands answers: If this was an act of terror, where will these cruel killers strike next?
NYPD detective Flo Ott looks closely at the victims. Each of their stories leads to another, one more colorful and complex than the last. A few of these quintessential New Yorkers catch Flo’s attention: a mysterious off-duty FBI agent and the beautiful woman next to him, who may have been his lover. Then there’s a Russian mobster with more than his fair share of enemies.
As Flo battles false leads, conflicting witnesses, and meddling politicians, her investigation delves into the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Flo becomes convinced that this wasn’t a random act of violence, and she fears something much worse may be rumbling down the tracks.
Richard Hilary Weber's F Train
What would you do if you went to take the train home and
found a train car full of dead bodies arriving at your stop???
Meet Raymond O’Hare, a retired FBI agent. He is on his way
home after a night of drinking when the F train pulls into the
station with seven dead bodies in one of the train cars. Putting
his former training into gear, he alerts the train driver, calls the
police and seeing he suspects a type of gas that proved fatal
was involved keeps everyone away from the car until the proper
Enter NYPD Homicide Detective Florence Ott (Flo Ott) and
her team. The team includes Frank Murphy and Marty Keane.
Fast paced story with suspense, drama, mystery, surprises and
There are a tons of suspects each colorful in their own way that
add flavor to the story. A good crime novel!!!
Thank you to Net Gallery and Alibi for this eBook.
My opinion is my own.
Short but Powerful
This is a short but suspenseful book. It has very rich writing that would appeal more to an educated person, yet it is very readable. The story starts with a train car full of bodies, and follows the process of deduction that finally leads to the killer. As the plot progresses, we learn much about the victims and the protagonists. It is a suspenseful and thought-provoking book.
Great Police Procedural
I was surprisingly impressed by this novel. It is formulaic in that it is a Police procedural, however the protagonists were humanized and made interesting by the Author. The plot was sufficiently complex to hold the interest of most readers. I will read more of Weber's works, particularly the Brooklyn Crimes series. Thanks to Net Galley and Alibi for the opportunity to read it pre publication.