Redemption StreetBook - 2008
“Coleman makes claim to a unique corner of the private detective genre with Redemption Street. With great poignancy and passion he constructs a tale that fittingly underlines how we are all captives of the past.”—Michael Connelly
“Moe Prager is the thinking person’s P.I. And what he thinks about—love, loyalty, faith, betrayal—are complex and vital issues, and beautifully handled.”—S. J. Rozan, Edgar Award–winning author of The Shanghai Moon
PI Moe Prager heads to the Catskills to investigate a decades-old hotel fire that resulted in the death of an old girlfriend.
In Redemption Street, retired NYPD officer and newly minted PI Moe Prager, travels up to a decaying Borscht Belt hotel to uncover the truth behind a decades old fire that killed seventeen people, including his high school crush. Away from his beloved Brooklyn and out of his element, Moe finds that the locals aren’t as eager to dredge up the painful past or to stir up the embers of that long dead fire as he seems to be. In fact the cast of locals—a washed up comedian, an ambitious politician, a corrupt cop, a pint-sized Hitler, the leader of a mysterious Jewish cult—seem rather intent on doing their level best to make certain the circumstances sur-rounding the fire stay buried along with the charred bodies of the dead. Moe Prager’s gift, however, is coaxing secrets out of the silent past. But will the truth lead to Redemption Street or his own dead end?
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Reed's 2nd Moe Prager novel, in which the Brooklyn P.I. travels to the Catskills to investigate a decades-old hotel fire.
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