A Murder of Honor

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Putnam, 2001 - Fiction - 284 pages
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"In the world of cops, drive-by killings don't rank high on the popularity charts. They're usually opportunistic, and barring credible witnesses, they largely go unsolved. So when Father Robert O'Brien, a popular Washington priest with a high public profile, is murdered in a drive-by shooting, D.C. police aren't beating down doors to get the case." "Homicide detectives Frank Kearney and Jose Phelps have been members of the force for twenty-five years, partners from the start. They're smart cops - smart enough to know they've been played for patsies when the O'Brien murder lands in their laps. This is payback time for two cops who've been a little too brash, a little too independent." "But what appears to be a motiveless drive-by in a city with one of the nation's highest homicide rates soon turns into a far dirtier, far more complex case, involving corrupt politicians, self-serving media, warring drug lords, millions of dollars in questionable cash - and more murder. As Frank and Jose dig deeper, fending off police bureaucracy and meddling politicos, it becomes increasingly clear that this case might cost them more than just their careers. It might cost them their lives."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Detectives Frank Kearney and Jose Phelps have ruffled more than a few feathers in their 24 years in D.C. Homicide. But their latest set-to with a small-time crook and full-time creep named Johnny Sam ... Read full review

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A first-rate police procedural set in our nation's capital. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Before turning to crime fiction, Robert Andrews published four thrillers that drew on his own experiences as a Green Beret, a CIA operative, and an aide to senior U.S. Senator John Glenn. He is the author of A Murder of Honor, which Publishers Weekly called "a gem of a thriller." Robert Andrews lives in Washington, D.C.

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