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Reggie Nadelson's stunning new Artie Cohen novel, set in a New York haunted by the fear of further terrorist attack... 'You won't sleep until you've turned the last page' - Guardian

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A journalist and documentary film maker, Reggie Nadelson is a New Yorker who also makes her home in London. She is the author of six novels featuring the detective Artie Cohen ('the detective every woman would like to find in her bed' Guardian). Her non-fiction book Comrade Rockstar, the story of the American who became the biggest rock star in the Soviet Union, is to be made into a film starring Tom Hanks.


Nadelson's strong sixth Artie Cohen whodunit (after 2005's The Disturbed Earth) depicts a grim and gritty post-9/11 New York City faced with new fears of terrorism aimed at disrupting the 2004 Republican National Convention. As Cohen, an NYPD detective who grew up in the Soviet Union, prepares to marry, he receives cryptic requests for help from an old friend, Sid McKay, a respected reporter who has become increasingly disillusioned with the corruption of the American news media. Cohen imperils his personal happiness by going the extra mile for McKay, delving into a complicated world of terrorism, the Russian underworld and real estate speculation. Tragically, Cohen's efforts can't prevent McKay's murder. The author continues to raise the stakes for her three-dimensional hero and shows every sign of having many more compelling stories to tell. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"Praise for Reggie Nadelson: 'Artie Cohen is the detective New York deserves: smart, wounded, emotional, haunted, and not as tough as he thinks. Reggie Nadelson's Cohen books get better and better.'" Salman Rushdie "Praise for Red Hook: 'Harrowing... Nadelson brilliantly sets down the fevers and woes of our latest age of anxiety. It's rare that crime writing should so passionately and precisely examine its own time. Its also reassuring to find a writer who is so magnificently up to the job." Literary Review, Book of The Month "Red Hook is New York noir for the 21st century, with cop Cohen the classic New Yorker: sexy, mournful, smart, funny, screwed up, a Russian immigrant intent on throwing off his past, which always comes back to grab him... Everything comes together in a finale so involving you won't sleep until you turn the last page'." -- Helena Kennedy Guardian

Nadelson's sixth Artie Cohen novel (after Disturbed Earth) opens as the 2004 Republican National Convention takes over New York City. About to go on his honeymoon, the newly married Artie is delayed by the murder of his friend, Sid McKay, who had thought he was being stalked but would not say what frightened him. While he obsesses over Sid's death, believing himself responsible because he did not do more to help his friend, Artie's new marriage goes down the tubes. Nadelson's sparse, staccato prose captures the rhythm of New York City in the same manner as William J. Caunitz and Michael Jahn. Nadelson is also the author of the recently published biography of Soviet rock idol Dean Reed, Comrade Rockstar, which has just been optioned by Tom Hanks. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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