New York City’s mean streets have become a killing field and two homicide detectives hunt the crazed killer that’s targeting young, male, Hispanic prostitutes. Things get complicated when politics and a crooked private investigator enter the fray. Eddie Ramos and his partner, Tommy Cucitti, are detectives in the elite squad known as Manhattan North Homicide. Eddie’s an old-fashioned kind of cop; heck, Eddie’s an old cop period, and he’s put to the test when young men and boys start winding up dead all over his town, young men and boys that share a common source of livelihood…they’re all prostitutes. Eddie Ramos doesn’t like cell phones or computers; he trusts paperwork, procedure, and his instincts. He’s been married to his childhood sweetheart for thirty years, he’s a family man, a church-going Catholic, and he still carries the same 5-shot revolver they gave him when he graduated from the academy. Tommy Cucitti is younger, brasher, more of a hothead and usually in trouble. He knows computers and always carries his cell phone. He’s single and lives with his street-wise, hotheaded Armenian girlfriend; Daphne. Tommy and Eddie are two different kinds of men that are the same kind of cop; dedicated, hardworking and resourceful. They’re after a serial killer that manages to stay below their radar while the body count keeps climbing in a city that’s turning into a powder keg. (Arnaldo Lopez Jr.)
Chickenhawk… where do I begin book lovers? Chickenhawk is undoubtedly a novel that should not be missed by anybody because the story that unfolds throughout it is genius, flawlessly written and wildly entertaining. When I read the premise of Chickenhawk, I knew instantly that it was a book I had to read as well as a book I would love, and this is thanks to the themes alluded to throughout the premise with a strong one being a mystery. Mysteries, in general, are my go-to read but I love even more when they feature more themes than just a mystery and so when I started to read Chickenhawk and learned that the book has this, I was thrilled, and it made me turn the pages even faster!
Chickenhawk is a fast-paced thriller that is haunting as well as thrilling, and although the novel terrified me at points, it was still bewitching, and I still don’t know Arnaldo Lopez Jr the author of Chickenhawk managed to do this! I think it is a combination of his flawless literature and his fast-paced narrative that had twists and turns galore. It could be these two attributes and so much more but what I do know for sure is that Lopez Jr managed to keep me hooked and racing to the end thanks to his literature that was spiked with adrenaline from start to finish.
Chickenhawk is a compelling novel that will introduce readers to the protagonists of the story, Eddie Ramos and Tommy Cucitti. Eddie and Tommy are homicide detectives and work together, and soon they are both put on a troubling and disturbing case. The reader will follow them as they embark on a journey in New York City to uncover a string of killings whose victims are male, young, and prostitutes. However, the journey won’t be easy, and many shocking truths will be revealed, and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Chickenhawk!
The story of Chickenhawk is an intriguing one and one that left me shocked at many points. I am not talking about a small amount of shock too book lovers but rather a massive shock because Chickenhawk provides a host of them and they are big ones! The twists and turns and the numerous shocking moments throughout the story thrilled me from start to finish and kept me entertained and turning the pages with haste. It is tough for an author to keep their readers engaged, especially when writing a thriller/mystery, so the fact that Lopez Jr was able to do this and so effortlessly shows us that he is an incredible author whose work should not be missed.
What unfolds throughout Chickenhawk is genuinely shocking, and I was always shocked and surprised because although I thought I knew where the book was going to go, it didn’t go that way and instead took a U-turn and it was exhilarating! The themes combined and laced throughout Chickenhawk perfectly compliment the atmosphere of the book and story; the reader will experience mystery, action, terrifying and thrilling moments and many more exceptional themes. As I read Chickenhawk, I found myself racing through it, turning the pages with haste thanks to the addictive nature.
Arnaldo Lopez Jr is an author who has written a fantastic story and come up with a brilliant plot. Lopez Jr from the very start sets the tone of the novel; he lets his readers know that this is going to be a dark and atmospheric book thanks to his literature and wow was it! Lopez Jr is an exceptional writer because he grabs his readers attention from the start very quickly and keeps them engrossed until the end.
Overall Chickenhawk is a superb novel that has everything a reader would want in a story; it has a thrilling narrative, magnificent plot development and excellent characterization that will thrill and excite its readers so of course, I have to award this impressive piece of literature five stars!
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