Red on Red by Edward Conlon
I usually write about books that have been out a while, but I'm breaking the mold this time. Red on Red was just published this week, but I highly recommend it. The story follows two New York City police detectives, Meehan and Esposito. The unlikely partners investigate several incidents: a suicide, a serial rapist, and a gang war. Along the way we learn about the personal lives of the two men and see into the complexities of and shades of grey inherent to police work. The novel is a detective story, but the quality of the writing is what drew me in. It reminded me of Lush Life by Richard Price, only better.