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Red Hook by Gabriel Cohen

By Gabriel Cohen

Within the Edgar Award–nominated first novel of the Jack Leightner crime sequence, the Brooklyn murder detective investigates a complicated homicide in risky terrain: the rundown local of his youth

Unlike the opposite participants of the elite Brooklyn South murder activity strength, Detective Jack Leightner prefers his murders baffling. He loves to lose himself in tricky circumstances, and he has simply stuck a homicide that would eat him like no different: an unidentified physique, certain execution variety, at the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Leightner is completing his first examine the corpse while he discovers a knife wound and loses his lunch. He has visible 1000 lifeless our bodies, yet not anything brings again undesirable thoughts like demise by means of knife.

The sufferer used to be a hardworking Dominican guy with a relatives, a role, and no ties to the underworld. Investigating this homicide will suck Leightner again into crimson Hook, the local of his youth—now a labyrinth of empty docks and crumbling housing tasks. It’s a difficult case, yet no longer part as tough as going domestic.

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Sports events of our time. The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, 26 years after FIFA first discussed the idea. In the early days, some teams were unable to travel to the host country, but by the 1950s, long-distance travel was becoming much easier and quicker. As the tournament became more accessible, it grew in popularity. The 1950 World Cup final at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro was attended by 200,000 people. In WORLD FIRST Uruguay offered to pay travel and 1958, Brazilian teenager Pele accommodation expenses to the 13 became the first global soccer visiting teams at the first World Cup.

FRANZ BECKENBAUER (b. 1945) Beckenbauer’s intelligence shone on the field as he dictated play from a deep sweeper position. Together with Johann Cruyff, he is one of the few soccer-playing legends to achieve similar success as a manager. Having captained West Germany at the 1974 World Cup, he managed the team when it won again in 1990. FERENC PUSKAS (b. 1927) The star of Hungary’s famous team of the 1950s, Ferenc Puskas was part of the Hungarian team that beat England 6–3 at Wembley in 1953. He joined Real Madrid of Spain in 1958.

Eight of the players who won the World Cup for Brazil in 1958 were in the team that retained the World Cup in 1962. Only seven different countries have been World Cup champions, although there have been 18 finals. The FA Cup is the oldest competition in soccer. The highest scoring FA Cup victory was on October 15, 1887, when Preston North End beat Hyde United 26–0 in the first round of the competition. The score was 12–0 at half time and 25–0 at 90 minutes. The final goal was scored in the five minutes of extratime added by the referee.

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