Portraits in Blue: A Collection of Short Fiction

Portraits in Blue: A Collection of Short Fiction

by Henry Hack


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Portraits in Blue is a collection of stories tracing the lives and careers of four New York Metropolitan Police Department officers as they progress from their rookie days to their retirement years. And it's all here as the reader accompanies the three Bs - Brauer, Braddock, Benevento - on patrol and Detective Duke Williams as he investigates crimes of murder and mayhem. The reader's emotions will swing between happiness and despair, loving and loathing, and fulfillment and frustration as the four dedicated officers cope with the tales of violence, compassion, success, failure, life, and death as can only be found on the streets and in the neighborhoods of New York City. Title The Three B's Me and Mickey On the Job Jimmy Dale Moneyball Betrayal There's always a Reason Pursuit Larry Beers Graduation Day The Assassin Dad The Second Coming Alone Notes: 1.) For continuity of storyline, stories should be read in the order presented. 2.) Some years in the future, where most of these stories are set, the NYPD has taken over police services for the City of Yonkers and the County of Nassau. All precincts have been re-numbered with #91 - #99 assigned to Patrol Boro Nassau.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516991013
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2015
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 831,060
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


I am a lifelong New Yorker born and raised in Queens. Attended New York City public schools and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School. I have a BS in Chemistry from Adelphi University and an MPS in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and currently share my time between Long Island and North Carolina with my wife Lorraine.

My twenty-two years of service in the Nassau County, NY Police Department included fourteen years in the Detective Division ten of which were in the Scientific Investigation Bureau. I was qualified as an expert witness in several forensic fields including blood, narcotics and trace evidence, and was the Bureau's commanding officer for three years. I also commanded the Eighth Patrol Precinct in Levittown for four years.


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Portraits in Blue (CreateSpace, 2015)

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