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Kind of Blue

A book by Miles Corwin

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"Blue on blue, heartache on heartache." Song lyrics

  • Jun 29, 2012
In a politically connected Los Angeles Police Department, when a former police officer is murdered, the assistant chief wants Lt. Frank Duffy to put his best detective on the case.

Duffy tells him that his best man, Ash Levine, quit a year ago in a dispute when his witness to a murder investigation was murdered.

Duffy is told to bring back Ash and make him the primary investigator in the case.

Ash had been itchy to get back on the job since the murder of his witness still weighed heavily on his mind. He accepts his old badge back and goes into the former cop's killing with full vigor, using his detective skills and obsessive nature to stay on the trail of the killer until the case is solved.

The author has developed an excellent character in Levine. He's obsessive, has great integrity and is a cop's cop.

An enjoyable story.

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review by . January 25, 2011
Ash Levine had quit his detective position in the LA police department because he was suspended from the force when one of his informants was killed. About a year later his boss who had suspended him asks Ash to come back and solve a recent homicide of a retired police officer. Ash thinks it is about time he came back to work and it would give him a chance to find out who killed his informant.      Ash is a relentless pursuer and very methodical in the way he approaches the case. …
review by . November 11, 2010
I enjoyed Kind of Blue. You can tell that Miles was a crime reporter by how vivid his descriptions are. He's a talented author who knows how to entertain a reader. I would recommend this book to fans of James Patterson and Dennis Lehane.
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Former L.A. Times crime reporter Corwin (Homicide Special: A Year with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit) introduces an engaging Jewish police detective in his first novel, a grittily realistic story of murder, stupidity, and redemption. Ash Levine, the LAPD's top detective, resigns after his suspension for failing to prevent the death of a key witness he was supposed to protect. A year later, Ash's former boss invites him to lead the investigation into an ex-cop's murder. Levine returns to the force, hoping to reopen the case that cost him his job, though not everyone in the department is thrilled to see him back. A jazz lover (hence the Miles Davis–inspired title), the son of a concentration camp survivor, and a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, Ash battles through departmental interference, corruption, and misdirection. Given his strong debut, Ash should be back on the job for further assignments. (Nov.) (c)
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ISBN-10: 1608090078
ISBN-13: 978-1608090075
Author: Miles Corwin
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing

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