Disturbed Earth

“If there is any justice, Disturbed Earth will attract the same level of critical and popular acclaim as Dennis Lehane’s Mystic River, Michael Connelly’s Blood Work or George Pelecanos’ Drama City.”—BookPage

Synopsis

disturbed earth

Still reeling from 9/11, New York City is hit by the worst blizzard in years. On the verge of making peace with his own turbulent life, police detective Artie Cohen is called to investigate a pile of blood-soaked children’s clothes found on a Brooklyn beach. Reluctantly drawn into a case that involves the death of one child, the strange disappearance of another, and growing anxiety about the fate of his own godson, Artie veers from posh parties in Manhattan’s West Village to the remote coastal suburbs of Brooklyn, among the Russian community he thought he had left behind, only to discover truths that will haunt him in more ways than one.

Praise for Distrubed Earth:

“Anyone afraid that American culture is turning homogenized and denatured need only visit the vital, layered immigrant neighborhoods in the “archipelago” — Reggie Nadelson’s word — of New York City…The amazing Nadelson … can’t write a character who doesn’t charge off the page.”
Richard Lipez, Washington Post

“Psychologically complex …Nadelson pulls few punches, and the final revelation is a genuine shocker–a rare accomplishment in crime fiction these days.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Nadelson captures the cityscape of New York with all its glitter and warts, from the wealthy West Side to the immigrant enclaves of Bensunhurst and Brighton Beach…The suspense is unrelenting, and the denouement surprising, to say the least…If there is any justice, Disturbed Earth will attract the same level of critical and popular acclaim as Dennis Lehane’s Mystic River, Michael Connelly’s Blood Work or George Pelecanos’ Drama City.”
July’s Mystery of the Month by BookPage

“Artie Cohen is one of my favorite investigators, and Disturbed Earth is his strangest and most tangled case so far. But this is much more than a murder mystery and is satisfying on many levels. Like a journey to a distant land, it is an account of family rivalries and messy affairs in the violent and Russified part of New York that few outsiders understand—except Artie.”
Paul Theroux

“Artie Cohen is the detective New York deserves: smart, wounded, emotional, haunted, and not as tough as he thinks.  Reggie Nadelson’s Cohen books get better and better.  Disturbed Earth is the best yet.”
Salman Rushdie

‘Intelligent crime-writing impregnated with acute social observation’
The Times

Nadelson winds her book up brilliantly, logically and unexpectedly. Closure as they say, is achieved
Literary Review

‘A thoughtful and interesting crime novel that remains with the reader long after it is finished.’
Independent on Sunday