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Telegraph Hill ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Telegraph Hill By John Nardizzi ✩ – In the tradition of classic PI tales from Robert B Parker and Dennis Lehane John Nardizzi's Telegraph Hill introduces private detective Ray Infantino searching for a missing girl named Tania The case In the tradition of classic PI tales from Robert B Parker and Dennis Lehane John Nardizzi's Telegraph Hill introduces private detective Ray Infantino searching for a missing girl named Tania The case takes him to San Francisco the city he abandoned years ago after his fiance was murdered Thrust into his old city haunts Ray finds that Tania may not be lost at all Tania saw a murder; and a criminal gang the Black Fist Triad wants to make sure she never sees anything again Ray enlists help from an old flame Dominiue but now he has three women on his mind Meeting with various witnesses ex cops prostitutes skinheads he relentlessly tracks the evidence But the hunt for Tania fires his obsession with avenging the murder of his fiance When the triad retaliates and blood begins to flow Ray must walk the knife edge between revenge and redemption on the streets of San Francisco.

About the Author: John Nardizzi

John Nardizzi is a writer and investigator His fictional detective Ray Infantino first appeared in print in Austin Layman's Crimestalkers Casebook Telegraph Hill is the first novel featuring Infantino Many details from the book are loosely based on legal cases John handled in San Francisco's tough Tenderloin District and around the country Some early ideas—poems and short sketches—came from.

10 thoughts on “Telegraph Hill

  1. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    In his debut novel Telegraph Hill author John F Nardizzi weaves an exciting crime fiction thriller that transports the reader to the seedy side of San Francisco as they follow Boston private investigator Ray Infantino on his latest caseRay is hired to find a missing Chinese woman in San Francisco This will be his first trip back to San Francisco in over five years since the murder of his fiancee Diana at the hands of a white supremacist group While searching for the missing woman Tania Kong a prostitute who was a witness to a murder by The Black Fist Triad a Chinese crime gang he continues his own personal investigation into his fiancee's murder with the help of his old flame Dominiue Arnello Dangerous criminal activities lurks around every corner of the gritty Tenderloin neighborhood will Ray solve the case of the missing woman and his own personal need to seek revenge for his fiancee's death?Telegraph Hill is an intriguing novel that easily draws the reader into private investigator Ray Infantino's investigative adventures This fast paced crime thriller transports the reader back and forth between Boston and San Francisco as Ray works to solve the complex mystery of the missing prostitute and his own personal investigation into his fiancee's murder There's enough action and suspenseful twists and turns that keeps the reader guessing what will happen next as the investigations unfold on the gritty streets of San FranciscoAuthor John Nardizzi utilizes his extensive legal and investigative experience to weave a thrilling tale that takes the reader on one hell of a roller coaster ride He captures the essence of the settings with a very detailed descriptions of the sights and sounds of both Boston and San Francisco You can't help but feel like you are walking the streets with Ray as he goes about his investigations There is a great mixture of intensity and humor to Ray's character plus a uirky cast of supporting characters witty dialogue and dramatic interactions and a riveting multi layered and complex storyline that easily keeps the reader's attention throughout the whole bookIf you are looking for a riveting dark noiresue crime thriller featuring a snazzy private investigator that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat in suspense then Telegraph Hill is the perfect book to read this summerDisclaimer I received a copy of the book from the author publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tourshttpjerseygirlbookreviewsblogspot

  2. Carol Carol says:

    Telegraph Hill by John Nardizzi is a beautifully written sometimes gritty Private Investigator tale Set in San Francisco and Boston the author picks up on flavors of both cities and their history to make a story to enjoy Selective in wording such as a man having a “canine loyalty” loaded with short action scenes and the back history of the Chinese Triads makes this story both rich and compactPrivate Detective Ray Infantino receives an assignment in Boston to find a missing Chinese girl named Tania Kong Her sister wants to know that she is alright as she hadn’t heard from her in years Ray uses interviews old newspaper records and jail photos to track her down But there is much to this assignment than what his client tells him Tangling with the underworld of Chinese Triads and also feeling the urge for revenge for the death of his fiancé in the past is driving Ray through this tight rope walking adventure The skillfully created characters make me want to read of Ray Infantino’s adventures I would to see this book as the beginning of a seriesI highly recommend this PI Mystery to all mystery readersI received a free copy of Telegraph Hill by John Nardizzi from Partners in Crime but that in no way influenced my thoughts or feelings in this review

  3. Phoebe Phoebe says:

    This story takes place in San Francisco where a private investigator Ray Infantino has been hired by a well respected Chinese family to find their missing daughter Tania Kong Ray wastes no time with tracking down information going to the court house to locate any cases with Tania's involvement meeting with an old law school friend Dominiue who then advices him to meet a vice detective Waymon Pierce Ray starts unraveling the mystery of the missing girl that includes Chinese gangs prostitution and plenty of investigative facts Along the way we also find that Ray Infantino's fiancé was murdered and he now has a strong urge to uncover that mystery and get revenge as well They storyline was a rather good mystery and it was easy enough to read and follow Nardizzi does a good job of describing scenes and providing facts I found the style of writing a bit plain though I would have liked decorative descriptions; something to bring it to life There could have been details about Ray's relationships like with Dominiue Overall I found Telegraph Hill to be a good read

  4. Belaine Mccabe Belaine Mccabe says:

    Telegraph Hill is a first class novel by John Nardizzi It's a page turner filled w sexy scenes from the gritty side of town Nardizzi's vivid descriptions take you into the red light district; so you see feel and smell the Tenderloin Now we know why we give it that name You'll love this book It should be on your list for summer reading

  5. Nicole Jenkins Nicole Jenkins says:

    There's nothing like having a day off work to read a good book Today I read this book all in one setting and I loved it Great story I won a copy of this book for free from Goodreads First Reads

  6. T T says:

    “San Francisco where you went when no one was talking to you any” So illustrates the ostracized tone of Telegraph Hill the new neo crime noir penned by real life private eye John Nardizzi that is just as much about finding as it is being lostSculpted after the PI pulp of days past Nardizzi covers a tried and true page turning formula disenchanted detective tracking down an elusive prostitute who witnessed a gang shooting before blood thirsty Chinese triads get to her firstThe story encompasses all the classic reuisites of an urban thriller – narrow escapes sexy femme fatales investigative interludes and violent crescendos – but is refreshingly countered with cheek towards clichéd noir symbols “He wondered why steam still drifted from manholes in the 21st century”The author sueezes in at times a bit forced nearly every Bay Area landmark but might have done better with a retro ‘70s setting as today’s triad syndicates mostly operating through legitimate multinational corporations are not nearly as prevalent nor trigger happy as portrayedWhere this novel stands apart then is the lyrical prose and intimate observations of lesser known SF neighborhoods and their respective counter cultures The Tenderloin “where trannys look better than the real women”Chinese cultural references and scenes in Hong Kong appealed to this San Francisco City native living as an expatriate in China as did the subtle themes of displacement from the cast out protagonist to the astray prostitute “She realized there was no one here for her any”

  7. Jason Beech Jason Beech says:

    I really enjoyed this San Francisco set PI thriller Ray Infantino is hired to find a Hong Kong Chinese family member Tania on America’s West Coast and what seems a regular job turns out to trigger the Triads into bloody mayhem as they are also on the lookout for the woman Ray’s a regular Joe with a steely determination who could easily turn in his find but ends up putting himself under intense danger to keep her from harm It’s all great but the author really brings the senses alive with his writing There was a point early in the book when I thought he over cooked the descriptions but he brought it down to a wonderful simmer and let the aroma just spread nicely throughout the novel Very enjoyable read

  8. David Williams David Williams says:

    Telegraph Hill is the first novel by John Nardizzi In this volume we are introduced to Mr Nardizzi’s private eye Ray Infantino who runs a successful office in Boston The novel opens with a murder A chinese mobster is gunned down by rivals on a hotel rooftop in San Francisco In the next scene we meet Infantino Nardizzi is obviously a fan of the great hardboiled detective novels Infantino is Nardizzi’s addition to the genre Infantino is hired to find a missing chinese girl Seems like a simple case Rich girl runs off rich parents want to find her they want it kept low key Sounds simple That is until Infantino leaves the lawyers office The lawyer then makes a mysterious phone call and it looks like he is signing Infantino’s death warrant as soon as the girl is foundThe girl in uestion Tania Kong In her time in America she has become a high priced escort in San Francisco She was unlucky enough to have been on the site when the Chinese mobster was gunned down on page 1 She is on the run The triad has dozens of killers on the lookout for her Will Infantino be able to find her before the triads do? Will they both be able to escape whatever the client is planning?In addition to the main story line Infantino is also working on a private matter A few years earlier his girlfriend was killed in a bomb blast meant for him The case has never been solved and he wants answers He believes that the bomber is from a white supremacist group that he was investigating Now he is back in San Francisco and he intends to finish this caseThis is a good first novel The plot moves uickly and the dialogue is very good Nardizzi tends to overdo the narration at times the desire to get that classic noir feel sometimes feels a little wooden The well written dialogue shows that the author definitely has skill and I have no doubt that over the course of future books this uality will only continue to grow and shine Hardboiled fiction is difficult to write well By its nature it can lead to excess or cardboard cutout characters and events This is avoided with great skill While a 250 page novel doesn’t give a lot of room to go into great character depth you do get a feel that these characters are real and you want to get to know them betterInfantino is a likable character and he seems to have a good supporting cast I definitely look forward to reading novels about Ray Infantino If you love hardboiled detective novels then this is a fun way to spend some reading time

  9. Barbara Mitchell Barbara Mitchell says:

    San Francisco seems like a legendary city to me; it's one I've always wanted to visit but haven't had the opportunity One of the joys of reading is that I can visit such a place through the magical descriptions of talented writers Telegraph Hill took me to San Francisco on a breathless trip up and down hills across bridges and looking out on the bay In addition I saw the city through the eyes of a fascinating character PI Ray Infantino and an excellent plotAuthor John Nardizzi is himself a private investigator and lawyer as well as author in Boston That lends the necessary authenticity to his characters' actions with allowance of course for a little extra heroism and ability to escape the bad guysInfantino has been hired by an attorney in Boston to find a Chinese woman in San Francisco Supposedly her family is concerned about her and just wants to be assured that she is all right Actually she has worked as a prostitute has ties to the Black Fist Triad and is on the run from the triad Things start to smell fishy almost immediately as Infantino runs into Asian thugs at every turn We know part of her story just enough to make us worry about whether she'll survive long enough for him to save herMeanwhile Infantino's fiance was killed in San Francisco ten years earlier and he's still on the trail of the man responsible He looks up an old girlfriend Dominiue who also has contacts he reuires to find Tania Kong The story is enough to take your breath away and the chase scenes are brilliant At one point during a guns blazing flight a tourist couple think they've stumbled into a movie set and begin asking people for autographs These flashes of the most clever writing catch the reader up short and you laugh as Infantino gets away yet awayThis book cries out for a movie version and definitely a seuel We must know what happens next to this honorable and courageous private investigatorHighly recommendedSource Partners in Crime Book Tours

  10. Victor Gentile Victor Gentile says:

    John F Nardizzi in his new book “Telegraph Hill” published by Merrimack Media introduces us to Ray InfantinoFrom the back cover In Telegraph Hill private detective Ray Infantino searches for a missing girl named Tania The case takes him to San Francisco the city he abandoned years ago after his fiance was murderedThrust into his old city haunts Ray finds that Tania may not be lost at all Tania saw a murder; and a criminal gang the Black Fist Triad wants to make sure she never sees anything again Ray enlists help from an old flame Dominiue but now he has three women on his mindMeeting with various witnesses — ex cops prostitutes skinheads — he relentlessly tracks the evidence But the hunt for Tania fires his obsession with avenging the murder of his fiance When the triad retaliates and bloodThere is something about San Francisco that causes private investigators there to be different from private investigators in Los Angeles Must be the hills or the fog or maybe a combination Ray Infantino is a modern day PI that behaves like the classic PI’s which is just terrific The case he is working on brings him back to San Francisco and that is when a simple case of a missing girl takes on epic ualities Seedy back alleys narrow escapes lots of women a murder the Triad and revenge are all ingredients in this action investigative thriller that not only puts Ray’s life at stake but others as well “Telegraph Hill” is very exciting and uite a page turner I am actually hoping that Mr Nardizzi gives us another adventure with Ray InfantinoDisclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Partners In Crime I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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