Under a Raging Moon - A River City Crime Novel
A violent robber is loose in River City. Meet the cops that must take him down. Stefan Kopriva, a young hotshot. Katie MacLeod, a woman in what is still mostly a man's world. Karl Winter, about to retire but with one more good bust left in him. And Thomas Chisolm, a former Green Beret who knows how dangerous a man like the Scarface Robber can be. These are the patrol officers of River City - that mythical thin blue line between society and anarchy. They must stop the robber, all the while juggling divorces, love affairs, internal politics, a hostile media, vengeful gang members and a civilian population that isn't always understanding or even grateful. Written by a real cop with real experience, Under a Raging Moon is like a paperback ride-along. Enjoy the ride.
What They Are Saying:
"Engrossing, fast-paced, suspenseful...highly recommended." LJ Roberts, DorothyL Mystery List
"Gritty, profane, and compelling." Lawrence McMicking, curledup.com
"If you like McBain, or any gritty police procedural, then Zafiro is someone for you to pick up, enjoy, and then wait for the next book." PJ Coldren, Amazon.com review
"Under A Raging Moon is an extraordinary crime novel. Like Ed McBain's Isola, River City is a combination of the best and worst of the human species, and its cops are as complex and haunted as the criminals they battle each day. Frank Zafiro has created a gritty, totally authentic world with believable characters, nonstop action, and snappy dialogue (think Hill Street Blues in Washington state). Don't miss this book-It'll keep you turning pages well into the moonlit night." John M. Floyd, award-winning author of Rainbow's End
"In Under a Raging Moon, Frank Zafiro doesn't tell you about the mean streets, he takes you to them with clear, concise writing as solid as the asphalt beneath your feet. You feel the tension between those out there to prey and those there to protect. You feel the anxiety of knowing every routine traffic stop could turn into a killing, and every junkie and pusher you bust wants you dead. He also takes you deep behind the badge. His ensemble cast of cops have issues within themselves and with each other and can't leave them at home any more than we can. You'll be there with them in the squad room, in the patrol cars and in their favorite watering hole. Frank Zafiro has woven a powerful story with realistic, memorable characters, a suspenseful plot and a climax that will leave you breathless. If you've ever wanted to know what it would be like to put on the blue uniform, wear a badge and carry a gun, this one is highly recommended." Earl Staggs, Derringer Award-winning author
About The Author
Frank became a police officer in 1993. During his career, he has served as a patrol officer, corporal, detective (his favorite job), sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. He has written and taught courses in Report Writing and Sexual Assault Investigation at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. He has also written several college courses in police subject matter. Many of Frank's stories take place in the fictional setting of River City, a mid-sized city in Eastern Washington, with recurring characters. His first River City novel, Under A Raging Moon, was originally published in 2006. The second, Heroes Often Fail, was originally published in 2007.
Over fifty of his short stories have been published in ten different anthologies, as well as print and online magazines. His story "Good Shepherd" was a finalist for the 2006 Derringer Award. In 2007, his story "The Worst Door" was a finalist for this same award. Most recently, his story "Dead Even" was a finalist for the 2009 Derringer Award.
Published 2010 Booksellers please contact Gray Dog Press for information on wholesale accounts.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 14 November, 2010.