Somewhere between the seedy streets of George P. Pelecanos and the upscale enclaves of such Old Guard novelists as Ward Just lies the Washington, D.C., patrolled by Frank Kearney and Jos Phelps, the veteran homicide detectives introduced in Andrews's memorable A Murder of Honor (2001) and now brought back for a second, equally excellent outing. As before, it's Kearney the erudite son of a judge and a Vietnam vet whose nights are still occasionally haunted by visions of that war who gets the most ink, while his heftier African-American partner seems defined more by his physical attributes and more amusing habits. When Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Keegan is found hacked to death in a Georgetown park, the last thing their supremely political homicide commander wants to hear is that it might be the work of a serial killer. So Kearney and Phelps dig into the subjects of a book about fathers and sons that Keegan was working on: a legendary Kennedy-era diplomat and his less flashy bureaucratic offspring; and a smooth, supposedly retired black drug lord and his straight-arrow son. Keegan's brother, an Irishman with a political agenda, also bears some looking into, as well as a sharply sketched Internet entrepreneur whose signature online game might provide a clue. The author of four thrillers (Last Spy Out, etc.) before he turned to police procedurals, Andrews has drawn once again on his insider's knowledge of Washington to produce a first-rate entertainment. Agent, Robin Rue. (Mar. 4)Forecast: With blurbs from Robert B. Parker and George Pelecanos, as well as his Washington connections (he was once a national security advisor to a senior U.S. senator), Andrews is well positioned to build this series into a winner.
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Following A Murder of Honor, this second book in Andrews's new series focuses on the killing of a Pulitzer Prize-winning female journalist in Washington, DC. Recognizing similarities to another case, homicide detectives Frank Kearney and Jos Phelps search for a serial killer especially after a third murder occurs and the press corps goes ballistic. Departmental conflicts, personal sidebars, and vivid Georgetown descriptions flesh out the plot. A logical choice for most collections; fans of police procedurals and George Pelecanos's DC mysteries will enjoy.
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My 1st time to read Robert Andrews and don't know what to expect, but the moment I started to read the 1st page, I just got hooked on it! Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2002 by S. D. Ramos
As an avid reader of good mystery and police work novels, it escapes me how any reader of A Murder of Promise could find it
"boring. Read more
I got to around page 100 and they still had no leads. Not a hint. I gave up because not only that but the writing and rest of the story (if you could call it that) was boring as... Read morePublished on April 15 2002
This is a good read for the grownups at the beach this summer, although it was an all-nighter for me. Read morePublished on April 2 2002 by Carl
When Susan Boukedes is murdered, hardly anyone takes much notice of the "Greek in the Creek" so not surprisingly it ends up as a "Cold Case". Read morePublished on March 12 2002 by Harriet Klausner