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The Making of a Detective
     

The Making of a Detective

by Harvey Rachlin
 

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With over 100 homicides a year, Brooklyn's East New York where the city's most seasoned detetives struggle to control the chaos. This startling inside story follows the passage of detective Dave Carbone from a green but ambitious beginner to a crime fighter so formidable that East New York has painted graffiti "respect wall" in his honor. HC: Norton

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With over 100 homicides a year, Brooklyn's East New York where the city's most seasoned detetives struggle to control the chaos. This startling inside story follows the passage of detective Dave Carbone from a green but ambitious beginner to a crime fighter so formidable that East New York has painted graffiti "respect wall" in his honor. HC: Norton

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The career of a New York City police officer-in particular a homicide detective-has never been more graphically or expertly related than in this probing look at David Carbone by the author of The Making of a Cop. Carbone, from a large Italian-American Long Island family, joined the force in 1986 and quickly made his mark as a tough, honest and compassionate patrolman. In an unusually short time, he was promoted to detective and requested service in the 75th Precinct, in the East New York section of Brooklyn, where the body count was 100 or more every year. There Carbone distinguished himself further, although he was shocked to find how mean the mean streets were and he became so stressed his marriage almost broke up. But, like most of his colleagues, he preserved his sanity with camaraderie, gallows humor and, for a time, alcohol. Solving more than 90% of his cases, Carbone was promoted again, this time to the Brooklyn North Homicide Task Force in 1994. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Yet another New York City detective profile, this treatment of David Carbone's career is a cut above the others. It deals with Carbone's rise up the ladder from patrolman to robbery detail to homicide detective in Brooklyn's East New York. It vividly re-creates the feel of the streets, the personalities of colleagues and mentors, and the heady, sometimes frustrating nature of the job. Following Carbone everywhere his work led him, Rachlin (The Making of a Cop, LJ 2/1/91) traces the accumulation of experience and expertise, especially in the art of interrogation, that resulted in Carbone's being one of the most successful detectives in the department, with a clearance rate of 92 percent. But as the author makes abundantly clear, Carbone is more than just a case solver; he is a fully rounded personality, with compassion for victim and criminal alike, and has an intense need to see justice done. This will be a popular addition to true- crime and police collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/95.]-Ben Harrison, East Orange P.L., N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393331714
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
919,871
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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