Created by Claudio Nizzi in 1988, Nick Raider is a series of detective stories characterized by a grimly realistic atmosphere. It is based on police procedural cases, but contains elements recalling many other narrative styles, from English detection to action thrillers and mystery stories, from the hard boiled to the noir genre. The only common aspect intersecting all these different genres is the protagonist, who almost always works together with his black buddy, Marvin Brown. But both of them often work jointly with the entire Homicide Squad in Manhattan's Central Law Enforcement District. The stories take place mainly in New York, where Nick Raider and his friends are constantly struggling against the most varied and ever-changing forms of crime. Nick Raider is not a private detective, but one who belongs to a Police Department.
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