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Bronx Angel
     

Bronx Angel

by Ed Dee
 

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A wall in the Bronx has suddenly started seeping holy water, and the faithful mob the place, lining up for their share. When a car containing a dead local mobster pulls up in front of the crowd, the case seems simple. But in New York, nothing is easy.

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A wall in the Bronx has suddenly started seeping holy water, and the faithful mob the place, lining up for their share. When a car containing a dead local mobster pulls up in front of the crowd, the case seems simple. But in New York, nothing is easy.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fast-paced, gritty, funny, this is an absorbing tour of some of New York City's meanest streets. Middle-aged NYPD detective Anthony Ryan, who narrates, and his partner, Joe Gregory, get the case of a murdered off-duty cop whose slashed, semi-clothed body suggests the work of a hooker. The investigation takes the pair from the Bronx to Times Square and beyond as they encounter drug dealers, topless dancers, crazies, transvestites and citizens of every other stripe. Ryan himself is a terrific character, fretting over his wife's diabetes, trying to understand his oft-married daughter, worrying about his partner's drinking (and his own), working at accepting the wildly diverse New Yorkers he meets and salting his narration with street smarts galore, from asides about the best routes through the city and the timing of traffic lights to the observation that it's ``impossible to find an unexplored trash can in this economy." As Ryan and Gregory turn over the city's cobblestones, not unexpected culprits slither out: crooked cops, heroin, greed-but the ending takes an odd, bittersweet bounce that's just right for this especially satisfying and savvy cop tale. Major ad/promo. (Aug.)
George Needham
This excellent procedural covers several days in the lives of New York City detectives Anthony Ryan and Joe Gregory, who were introduced in "14 Peck Slip". Ryan is a family man and a recovering alcoholic, and he's even computer literate; he uses his home PC to track the notes of his open cases. He's not nostalgic about the old days, and he accepts the diversity of the modern NYPD. Gregory, divorced and edgy, is more old-fashioned. He's not adverse to using a little muscle to get information, and he's enthusiastically campaigning to be elected president of the Emerald Society, a vestigial fraternal club from the days when the NYPD was composed almost entirely of Irish men. The partners are investigating the murder of a cop in the Bronx, apparently by a hooker. Dee, a retired New York detective, has created an eclectic mix of characters. His cops are tired and wary but not burned out. They still care about nailing the bad guys; they've just surrendered some of their quixotic notions to the realities of the street. Highly recommended.
Marilyn Stasio
"Mr. Dee has the eyes, the ears, and the especially nose of a cop. He can see one character's fear in his jumpy movement, hear another's anger in his dirty talk. But you can smell the moral decay of all cities." -- New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446603379
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
Anthony Ryan and Joe Gregory Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

James Patterson
"Watch out, Joseph Wanaugh and William Caunitz, Ed Bee is sneaking up on you."
Robert Daley
"Dee seems to me by far the writer of all of ex-cops I've read."

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