City of Woe


      City of Woe
What if Paul Farrington, a veteran fixer for a shady corporation, found himself targeted for elimination just as he was trying to finance his daughter s Ivy League education How far would he go to provide for his family and keep them safe What if detectives Frank Mallory and Alberto Gunner Gennaro were forced to play catch up with a killer who may or may not be a demon and who leaves trails of Dantesque murders, each one occurring further south in Manhattan and deeper into his version of The Inferno How could these situations be connected How long can the detectives stick to strict police procedural facts when confronted with increasingly bizarre events, especially once they begin invading Mallory s private life And how does he find a balance between his rejection of the case s alleged demonic elements and his strong desire to believe his dying father s visions of long dead relatives beckoning him to heaven When must a detective reconsider what exists outside man s law These are the dominant concerns of City of Woe, a novel combining Ryan s personal experiences, knowledge of the family business the NYPD , an understanding of literary classics and a love for classic rock and roll Running 327 double spaced manuscript pages, readers have noted obvious references to Dante s The Inferno, subtle nods to Joyce s Dubliners and Ulysses and the influences of El Leonard, Walter Mosley, and Richard Price. Best Download [ City of Woe ] By [ Christopher Ryan ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

I was born and raised in The Bronx, allergic to the planet As a result I read, a lot Comics, Bantam pulp novel reprints of The Shadow and Doc Savage, my brothers school novels, my father s crime and war books, The Daily News, anything I could get my hands on.I also delivered The Daily News, reading Jimmy Breslin s columns about the Son of Sam, and becoming sure that killer was in the staircases with me Those papers were delivered fast indeed.I went to Cardinal Spellman High School, but my friend Roger Ross gave mereading assignments than the school ever did Kerouac, Vonnegut, Adlous Huxley, Jim Carroll, and so many .And I studied music Dylan, Yes, Neil Young, Genesis Peter Gabriel, Pete Townshend, and dozens .It was all homework, as was the churning emotions of the changing neighborhood I learned most of what I write about in those days.I went to college to become a rock star, was told that loving music didn t make me a musician, and stumbled into the Journalism program Before I knew it, I was back in The Bronx, covering crime and politics, which was often the same thing Over about eight years, I won numerous awards, including the NYPA best columnist award I also earned a Journalist of the Year award from Children Are Precious, for columns I did taking on the then Bronx District Attorney for failing to get a sentencing on a child molester which resulted in that DA withdrawing from a re election bid I eventually covered the Crack Wars, which were so violent we ran body counts on the front pages of The Bronx Press Review, on average around 12 dead and 27 wounded, mostly teenagers, every week.I got to feeling guilty making my living off of dead adolescents, and believed I had to pay a karmic debt, so I applied to the NYPD Between being accepted and entering the Police Academy, on a bet, I accepted an emergency certification as a teacher in a Bronx middle school, and suddenly found myself surrounded by living, not dead, kids The change was exhilarating.I never looked back, declining the NYPD and teaching five years in The Bronx and almost twenty in Hackensack, NJ After 16 years, I felt my karmic debt paid, and my creative writing skills really came alive As my graduate thesis I wrote a 500 page draft of what would become, after much editing, my debut novel It earned me the Rutgers University English Department Award for Highest Distinction in Literary Studies.The result eventually became my debut novel, CITY OF WOE, which won the first ever Book of Exceptional Quality award from theBookcast.com and the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association as the Best New Voice in Fiction, 2013 In answer to some reviewers wanting to see how my protagonists got their reputation for solving weird cases, I recently published CITY OF SIN, a short story collection prequel to CITY OF WOE Also in 2013, I published my first children s book, featuring an eight year old detective named Margaret Agnes Ferguson This installment of THE FERGUSON FILES is subtitled THE MYSTERY SPOT, and there will beto come.But first, the sequel to CITY OF WOE is being written, to be called CITY OF PAIN, with a third to follow that.ALSO in progress is a YA novel, PERFECT, about a very talented girl, as well as BULLETPROOF and THE UNWANTED.Stay tuned

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  • Paperback
  • 358 pages
  • City of Woe
  • Christopher Ryan
  • 12 September 2018
  • 1475159234

10 thoughts on “ City of Woe

  1. says:

    Christopher Ryan comes from a family of cops, and it shows And he was an award winning crime and politics reporter, and that shows, too, in his hardboiled mystery thriller City of Woe, a compelling story of the hunt for a particularly nasty serial killer who may or may not be a demon in New York City.The case is overseen by partners Frank Mallory a family man whose father was a cop before him, and who has turned his back on the Catholic faith of his youth and autodidactic, salty t Christopher Ryan comes from a family of cops, and it shows And he was an award winning crime and politics reporter, and that shows, too, in his hardboiled mystery thriller City of Woe, a compelling story of the hunt for a particularly nasty serial killer who may or may not be a demon in New York City.The case is ove...

  2. says:

    This book was an excellent read I had fun following Detectives Mallory and Gunner hunt for this sadistic and methodical serial killer I loved that this book didn t end the way I thought it would It s not your run of the mill police procedural book it s so muchwith a level of depth and intrigue that is the true heart of this novel I loved family dynamics as well, the relati...

  3. says:

    I started reading Christopher Ryan s debut novel about a week ago Today, at about a hundred pages in and extremely exhausted, I picked up the novel, thinking I d read a little before taking a nap The book had different plans for me About four hours and 250 pages later, I finished, having been completely unable to put it down.City of Woe is listed as being part of the Mallory and Gunner Series, but this story really belongs to the former of the NYPD duo Through Mallory, we not only experien I started reading Christopher Ryan s debut novel about a week ago Today, at about a hundred pages in and extremely exhausted, I picked up the novel, thinking I d read a little before taking a nap The book had different plans for me About four hours and 250 pages later, I finished, having been completely unable to put it down.City of Woe is listed as being part of the Mallory and Gunner Series, but this story really belongs t...

  4. says:

    meant to start this book in the evening with the intention of picking it up the next day when I had free time, but couldn t put it down The police detective duo of Mallory and Gunner were believable and the element of supernatural forces only added to the surprise After all, who doesn t love the possibilit...

  5. says:

    The City of Woe and the Movie FALLENThis book is much too much like the movie FALLEN starring Danzel Washington and John Goodman I think that Mr Ryan should have at least given it some credit for some inspiration That being said, it was a story that hooked the reader In the early stages of the book the two detectives are snubbed by their fellows and called names and sneered at for working strange cases, yet there seems to be no background given for this behavior Once the antagonist is intro The City of Woe and the Movie FALLENThis book is much too much like the movie FALLEN starring Danzel Washington and John Goodman I think that Mr Ryan should have at least given it some credit for some inspiration That being said, it was a story that hooked the reader In the early stages of the book the two detectives are snubbed by their fellows and called names and sneered at for working strange cases, yet there seems to be no background given for this behavi...

  6. says:

    I was asked to give an honest opinion of this book It took me a bit to get into the plot but once I did I was hooked Its a great read The ending could have been beefed up a bit, but all in all worth reading I look forward toMallory and Gunner stories.

  7. says:

    Love it It is a must read

  8. says:

    Great characters and great feel for the streets of New York and the Bronx You wont want to put it down

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