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Author: Robert Andrews
ISBN: 0399146849
Language: English
Pages: 304 pages
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition edition (January 29, 2001)
Rating: 4.7
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A MURDER OF HONOR depicts the day to workings of an ongoing murder investigation conducted by two experienced cops. Though weary and ready to retire (think Glover in Lethal Weapon), Kearney and Phillips remain dedicated heroes doing what they do best.

A MURDER OF HONOR depicts the day to workings of an ongoing murder investigation conducted by two experienced cops. The homicide almost vanishes as a bigger crime unfolds that will leave the reader shocked and amazed at the audacity and talent of Robert Andrews to successfully pull off such a stunt. Fans of police procedural will enjoy this debut tale.

A Murder of Honor book. A Murder of Honor - VG Robert Andrews When a priest is shot down in a drive-by on the streets of Washington, . a pair of relentless homicide detectives investigate the killing, only to uncover a conspiracy of corruption involving the most powerful players in town. Well written, dimensional characters.

A Marian Wood book"-Prelim p. "In the world of cops, drive-by killing 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 high public profile, is murdered in a drive-by shooting, . police aren't beating down dooes 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.

Used availability for Robert Andrews's A Murder of Honor. January 2001 : USA Hardback. January 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

So when Father Robert O'Brien, a popular Washington priest with a high public profile, is murdered in a drive-by . They're smart cops smart enough to know they've been played for patsies when the O'Brien murder lands in their laps.

So when Father Robert O'Brien, a popular Washington priest with a high public profile, is murdered in a drive-by shooting, . police aren't beating down doors to get the case. Homicide detectives Frank Kearney and José Phelps have been members of the force for twenty-five years, partners from the start. This is payback time for two cops who've been a little too brash, a little too independent.

When a priest is shot down in a drive-by on the streets of Washington, . Free.

When Father Robert O'Brien, a popular Washington, . priest, is gunned down in a drive-by shooting, the investigation draws homicide detectives and long-time partners Frank Kearney and Jose Phelps into a complex case involving political corruption, a drug war, self-serving media, and a fortune in questionable cash that could cost them their lives.

T he only affront that compares to the taking of a life is the failure of government to assure a commensurate response to murder. District of Columbia Judiciary Committee, February 2001. APRIL 6, 2001 -a Friday.

Yellow-lens shooting glasses and a pair of sound-suppressing earmuffs around his neck accented his high cheekbones and gave him the lean look of a hunter, which he had been once etween Frank and José, the Gentry case folder open in his lap. On the firing line, ten or so feet away, a single plainclothes-a female officer-practiced slow fire at a silhouette target. The peppery nitro odor of gunpowder hung in the ai. ilton ran his hand over the jacket. He looked at José, then Frank.

Полицейские детективы. A Murder of Justice - Andrews Robert. They’re waiting inside, Your Honor. The murder of this drug lord Hodges revealed that the District police department had not properly closed the investigation of the killing of my chief of staff, Kevin Gentry. They? Tompkins asked. Rhinelander paused to look around the table. To his left, Atkins sat impassively, gazing off into space. Tompkins had an expression of studied neutrality. From the corner of his eye, Frank caught Jose’s hands, busy rolling a ballpoint pen between his fingertips. We then discover that Kevin had been a CIA operative in Colombia. And there is the manner of Pencil Crawfurd’s killing.

When Father Robert O'Brien, a popular Washington, D.C., priest, is gunned down in a drive-by shooting, the investigation draws homicide detectives and long-time partners Frank Kearney and Jose Phelps into a complex case involving political corruption, a drug war, self-serving media, and a fortune in questionable cash that could cost them their lives. 15,000 first printing.
Comments (7)
funike
Bob Andrews immerses the reader into a rewarding world of two homicide detectives who must battle murderers, drug syndicates, and money launderers in the course of solving the seemingly random murder of a priest. At the same time, Frank Kearny and Jose Phelps must cope with the frustrations laid in their path by bureaucratic weasels, slippery politicians, and slimy media figures. As in his earlier novels, Andrews gets the details exactly right while moving the story along at a steady clip. The plot twists and turns interweave nicely with Andrews at the controls. When this story reached its climax and resolution, I felt both satisfied and anticipating Frank's and Jose's next case.
Yar
I read the third one in this series first. Then I bought the first two. These D.C. detectives are fully drawn, admirable characters, a component important to me in a mystery.
Hatе&love
Very enjoyable police detective novels
Leniga
I don't usually read mainstream thrillers like this, but I find it hard to resist anything set in my hometown of Washington, DC. Andrews' tale follows two grizzled DC police detectives, Frank Kearney and José Phelps (the requisite white/black cop duo), as they attempt to solve the driveby shooting of a world-renown local activist priest. Their search of the dead priest's quarters turns up half a million in cash and a bunch of classified personal ads from DC's gay newspaper, The Blade. The killing is poised to escalate into a full-blown media event, with the priest's reputation bound to be tarnished forever, and it's up to Kearney and Phelps to sort out the connections. Naturally, there's pressure from above, in the form of Mayor Malcom Burridge-who is a very thinly veiled Marion Barry.
The plot is appropriately convoluted, with bureaucratic obstacles, recalcitrant informants, and all manner of complications. The DC details are mostly authentic and believable, although the year is somewhat unclear. It appears to be set during DC's "Murder Capitol" days back in '91-'92 or so, but references to Kearney's Vietnam service and age make it seem to be set in the late '90s. One major issue I have with the book is a certain level of cliché creep that occurs throughout. For example, the Mayor has a speech where he threatens the two cops with the tired old threat, "If I go down, you're going with me!" The slimy media star character is also rather cardboardy in comparison to other characters. The other complaint I have with the book is that its fairly well-done procedural aspect is undermined by a ridiculously high body count. Indeed, every clue seems to lead to another murder or wild shoot-out. It was my impression that in the real world, when a police officer shoots and kills someone (even a criminal), they're put on administrative leave pending a hearing, in this book Kearny and Phelps run around with an Armalite and riot shotgun in their trunk, and pull them out at the drop of a hat. It's almost as if Andrews felt that every time the cops started getting too close to the whole picture, the person who could fill them in would have to die in order to keep things rolling along.
In any event, it's still a competent thriller that doesn't require too much brainpower and is enjoyable for what it is.
Priotian
Frank Kearney and Jose Phillips have worked for the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department for over a quarter of a century each. They stared out as rookies at the same time and later became partners. They shared an apartment and know each other on a deep gut level as perhaps only twins know one another.

They are at the downhill side of their careers and both want easy cases to coast into retirement. Still, their boss Randolph Emerson assigns the duo a high-profile case that seems impossible to solve. Someone gunned down the activist priest, Reverend Father O'Brien in what appears to be a random drive-by shooting. The two cops look into Father O'Brien's living quarters and discover a folder containing clippings from a gay newspaper. Even stranger is the half-a-million dollars they find in a closet. Kearney and Phillips have to wonder if a good priest was committing a transgression. However, they soon realize that the evidence plus the killing is more complex and sinister with the two officers potentially being retired in a more permanent way than they would like.

A MURDER OF HONOR depicts the day to workings of an ongoing murder investigation conducted by two experienced cops. Though weary and ready to retire (think Glover in Lethal Weapon), Kearney and Phillips remain dedicated heroes doing what they do best. The homicide almost vanishes as a bigger crime unfolds that will leave the reader shocked and amazed at the audacity and talent of Robert Andrews to successfully pull off such a stunt. Fans of police procedural will enjoy this debut tale.

Harriet Klausner
Villo
Frank Kearney and Jose Phelps two veteran D.C. detectives have been buddies since their first day on the force more than twenty years ago. They're assigned a "no win" case, the murder of activist priest Fr. O'Brien, victim of and apparent drive-by shooting. When they discover a bunch of gay literature in the good father's quarters and $500,000 in cash in his closet, the case take on a different smell.
A red Beemer turns up in an auto compactor with one body in the trunk and a second on top of the car, decapitated. The headless one would be Henry, a guard for Jarvis Security, run by ex-cop Solomon Jarvis. Henry made $15 / hour, drove a 500 SL and was killed by two shots from a 22 similar to the one that killed Fr. O'Brien.
Frank and Jose tie it all to control of the drug trade in a hot corner of Washington. A Marion Berry-like Malcolm Burridge raises hell, chief of homicide Randolph Emerson slithers around trying to look good and DC City Treasurer Simmons tells a sleazy investigative reporter that Fr. O'Brien could have been an embezzler. Frank Kearney's belief in Fr. O'B is punctuated by the author's reference to Ray Donovan's lament after being falsely accused.
The plot builds to three made for TV-like action shootouts, the last of which occurs when Frank and Jose run a scam that pits the two bad guys against each other. The good guys win in the end, of course, and with a surprisingly satisfying avenging act.
I liked it a lot!