Book Reviews of Apaches (Apaches, Bk 1)

Apaches (Apaches, Bk 1)
Apaches - Apaches, Bk 1
Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN-13: 9780345422514
ISBN-10: 0345422511
Publication Date: 6/28/1998
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Cops no longer able to be on the force band together and form "The Apaches". A renegade unit working on their own going after the most vicious criminals of New York City.
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Helpful Score: 3
NY Times bestseller, intense crime novel about policemen who have been retired due to injury, and still have the mental compulsion to take action against those who are major criminals but slip through the legal netting.
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Helpful Score: 1
First book I've read by this author and was worth the gamble. A bit different but an interesting concept involving a group of damaged and forcefully retired cops who join up to put an end to an exquisitely evil drug smuggling ring. Very shocking and gruesome at times with a few surprises in the end but an entertaining read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful! One of my favorite cop books. Very likeable
and interesting characters.
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This book is awesome. It is about police officers injured in the line of duty. Incredible read from cover to cover.
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x-cop vs drug dealers sex and blood
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Helpful Score: 1
A good book about a renegade police unit working in NYPD.
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Not a who-done-it, not a suspense thriller, not an action novel, but this book will keep you wondering if they can pull off getting the job done. A hard book to put down.
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A really great book for those murder mystery people!!
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This book is awesome. It is about police officers injured in the line of duty. Incredible read from cover to cover.
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This book is REALLY good. The title is misleading- it is actually about police officers injured in the line of duty. Its an incredible read form cover to cover.
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This was a great book - a little graphic and violent but I liked how the characters were written.
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This is a great cop story! Each member of the Apaches has their own story for becoming a cop and what happened to them and how they came together to form the 'Apaches' and the people they pursue for justice. If you're faint of heart then this is not for you, descriptions and details are so good you can just 'see' it.
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A thriller!
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An interesting thriller about cops. A very good read.
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Boomer. Dead-Eye. Pins. Geronimo. Reverend Jim. Mrs. Columbo. Legends of the NYPD, they were great cops. The best cops. But they are cops no more. Now they are apaches, a renegade unit working on their own.--reunited to bring down the most vicious criminal working New York City today. . . .
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very good
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This book was okay. I work for a trucking company and most of the drivers read it and liked it. It kept me occupied for a nice Sunday at home. It is not in very good condition but is readable. You can tell it was read well.
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This was a great book. I read it a few years ago, but I loved it as I did his other one.
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Good read with enough twists to offset the expected. Characters are interesting with just enough background info to understand what drives them.
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Wow what a bunch of mean cruel and weird people
This combines sex offenders drug users drug pushers all in one creapy book
keeps you sick and on the edge of your seat and thanks ul for this bunch of disabled cops looking for a child to clean up the world form evil just wait till you hear what this day care operator does with babies
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Crisply-written tale of a band of ex-cops, invalided out of the force by on-the-job injuries, who band together to take down a particularly nasty drug and sex trade ring.
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a fast paced book be ready a bit graphic at times but not bad if you like fast action this author will give you all you want.
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Unabridged Edition - 2 cassettes - 3 hours (I wonder what the Abridged Edition is lile) Read by John Glover

If you belong to a book club or a discussion group. this little book will provide you with pro/con ammunition for arguments for months to come!

This story revolves around a group of Ex New York City cops who, as a result of injuries incurred on the job, have been forcibly retired. Each member has his own specialties as well as limitations. They become a renegade unit acting on their own to combat crime. Theirs is a world wherein good is always shadowed by bad, where right is almost indecipherable from wrong, and where the living can, in mere moments, cross over to the world of the dead. (WOW - that was kinda deep, wasn't it?)

Apaches digs down to the gut level of our society and grabs all the socially offensive, unforgivable, unconscious sewage and shows it from the eyes of a 17 year old. Some of you will complain about the graphic brutality of the crimes comitted - some of you may not. Since this book portrays reality (I said PORTRAYS not DEPICTS), some of you will listen to this book in that context (reality), while others will be able to release their grip on reality and see this as a work of fiction.

If you read/listen to books for their entertainment value, Apaches will present itself as a well written book with a memorable cast of characters. I feel confident in recommending this book, although I will allow that it may be too grsphic for some. Keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to lay down your 1 or 2 credits.