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  1. Bronx Bound
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  2. Bronx Bound

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The year is 1988 and reporter Matt Brady of The Bronx Ledger is trying hard to get out of both his native borough and the dead-end job he’s stuck in, writing for a weekly newspaper. When he’s sent to cover what he thinks will be just another fatal shooting in the murder-plagued city, he’s as surprised as the detectives on the scene to find out he knows the corpse: Danny McDuff, an enigmatic local legend turned career criminal.

Desperately looking for a story that will be his ticket out and help him break free from the clutches of his family, friends, and neighborhood ties, Matt reaches out to the people he grew up with—many of whom chose the path of either cop or criminal—forever bound by their shared pasts. As Matt digs beyond what the police are telling him about the murder, he discovers that what seemed like the story that could finally get him out of the Bronx only sucks him in deeper and deeper…until his own life is on the line.

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John Roche
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When is a cop story not a cop story? When the title is Bronx Bound. This engrossing whodunit places Matt Brady, a local reporter working for a Bronx weekly newspaper, as the protagonist, fills out the setting with true Bronx energy, danger, Bronx bars and real neighborhoods, cops good and bad, and as a result, the novel sails. The pacing is so quick and steady I thought it was a shorter work when I finished, but 299 pages is a nice size, and it is admirable that author John Roche writes so smoothly that it goes by fast.
This is not light stuff. The twists are sharp, the peril real, the characters so vivid that I found myself warning Brady about dangers he was heading toward as I read.
Full disclosure, John Roche and I grew up in the same area just a few years apart. In fact, I worked at the local paper that serves as a central setting for the novel a few years before he did, so I did experience flashbacks in the early chapters. However, he writes so well I was soon following... Read more
That's what authors are told to do. In John Roche's gripping first novel, it's clear that he has done just that. From the very beginning you are taken back to a chaotic time in New York City with his knowledge of police procedure, newspaper writing and especially the intimacies of Bronx culture. It is highly recommended.
Did you ever read a book so good, you didn't want it to end? Bronx Bound is that kind of a book! Expertly written, Bronx Bound has it all---murder, mystery and romance. John Roche transports you back to the Bronx during the 1980's with this fast paced, suspenseful crime novel that grabs hold of you from the beginning and will have you guessing until the end. Plot twists and intriguing characters makes Bronx Bound a must read. Highly recommend!
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