The Staked Goat A friend s murder takes Cuddy back to the dark days of VietnamAs military policemen John Francis Cuddy and Al Sachs bonded while patrolling the wild streets of American occupied Saigon Over a decade

  • Title: The Staked Goat
  • Author: Jeremiah Healy
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  • Page: 472
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  • A friend s murder takes Cuddy back to the dark days of VietnamAs military policemen, John Francis Cuddy and Al Sachs bonded while patrolling the wild streets of American occupied Saigon Over a decade later, Cuddy is a private detective making a living in Boston s back alleys Awoken by a ringing phone at seven a.m Cuddy is shocked to hear Sachs asking to meet for a drinA friend s murder takes Cuddy back to the dark days of VietnamAs military policemen, John Francis Cuddy and Al Sachs bonded while patrolling the wild streets of American occupied Saigon Over a decade later, Cuddy is a private detective making a living in Boston s back alleys Awoken by a ringing phone at seven a.m Cuddy is shocked to hear Sachs asking to meet for a drink that night His old friend s voice reminds him of the time a Cagney movie inspired Sachs to say that, if ever captured by enemy agents, he would break his pinkie finger to signal to Cuddy that his death was not an accident Sachs never shows for the drink, and the next morning he is found naked in a park, his body mangled and his pinkie broken To avenge his friend, Cuddy confronts a dark military cover up, and travels back to the war zone he thought he left behind years ago.

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      Published :2018-05-20T20:59:49+00:00

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    1. This book won the Shamus Award for this author in 1987. It also draws from his own knowledge and experience in the Vietnam War, so it's complicated compared to the two other books in the series I have read so far.The plot is tightly woven but was more of a challenge for me to buy into as I tried to follow the logic and planning along the complex trail of events that required more than super-human effort to pull off. The intent is to exact revenge for the brutal killing of Cuddy's old friend and [...]

    2. Book Description:A friend's murder takes Cuddy back to the dark days of Vietnam.As military policemen, John Francis Cuddy and Al Sachs bonded while patrolling the wild streets of American-occupied Saigon. Over a decade later, Cuddy is a private detective making a living in Boston's back alleys. Awoken by a ringing phone at 7 a.m Cuddy is shocked to hear Sachs asking to meet for a drink that night. His old friend's voice reminds him of the time a Cagney movie inspired Sachs to say that, if ever c [...]

    3. PLOT OR PREMISE:John Cuddy is a former insurance investigator who lost his job when he started drinking too much following the death of his wife to cancer. A friend from Vietnam calls him up unexpectedly while visiting Boston, arranges to meet him for dinner and drinks, and misses the date only to show up dead the next morning. Cuddy smells a rat in the official story, and sets out to help clear his friend's name and help his familyWHAT I LIKED:"Well, I was supposed to be studying French today. [...]

    4. I'm attempting to read Healy's books in order from the beginning. Some of them aren't easy to find. The Staked Goat is the second in the series featuring John Cuddy (think Travis McGee meets Elvis Cole). He's a Vietnam vet - pretty interesting guy - and the plots are tight. I won't soon forget Cuddy's comment about the war:It is, I think, the greatest irony of our time, at least of my time. A President I thought I understood and wouldhave died for dropped us into a war in a country which none of [...]

    5. More like 3 1/2 stars. I appreciated the humanity and authenticity of the characters but found some of the near scrapes for the protagonist a bit of a reach. Sometimes things can work out just a trifle to tidy in a mystery. In real life, all the loose ends - particularly those earlier bathed in great complication - don't always tie together in the end. What I would have really liked to have seen is Healy abandon the mystery aspect of the novel and stick with what is clearly his strength - the ab [...]

    6. This second entry in Healy's John Francis Cuddy series shows a big step up from the first. It's a tighter, more focused, and more complex story than that one. It's also a much more violent one with several deaths.Cuddy investigates the torture-murder of an MP buddy from his days in Vietnam. We also see Cuddy taking the first steps into a relationship with a woman since the death of his wife.Cuddy has more depth here and comes across as much more human.I plan to read the rest of the books in this [...]

    7. A good story. John Francis Cuddy and his South Boston roots make for a believable Detective. I thought this book suffered some for it's overly heavy reliance on violence, beatings etc and the finish was a bit operatic as well, but all in all an interesting story and one that will probably make you want to seek out another one of his books.

    8. This was really good! A bit violent, but the violence makes generally sense. John Cuddy is the perfect hero -- sensitive, caring, determined but also really tough. The one thing I didn't really understand was how he found the murderer He was looking for? Still, I will read more of Healey's work.

    9. Great, kept me guessing at the ending. Infortunately, the author committed suicide last week. Saw it in the NYT.

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