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Under Ground
     

Under Ground

by Michael Daly
 

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Under Ground is an unforgettable portrait of a man at a crossroads, a novel about the yearnings that run beneath the surface in all of us, unseen by others and perhaps even by ourselves.

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Under Ground is an unforgettable portrait of a man at a crossroads, a novel about the yearnings that run beneath the surface in all of us, unseen by others and perhaps even by ourselves.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Transit cop Jack Swann travels the New York subways day after day, catching the occasional fare-beater or mugger. One day, as he is tangling with a thief, a shot is fired and a boy lies dead. Jack must come to grips with the consequences of killing. People see him differently and he himself feels changed, even liberated. He loses weight, starts to take an interest in his work, and goes on a spending spree. Though his wife is distressed, other people suddenly find him interesting-even the folks in the internal affairs division. Violence is not seductive to Jack, but a single violent incident has changed his life and his outlook. This first novel by a New York Daily News columnist is an interesting take on police life and is recommended for its unselfconscious insight into the life of a man at a crossroads. For most popular collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 4/1/95.]-Edwin B. Burgess, U.S. Army TRALINET Ctr., Fort Monroe, Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451191540
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Thomas Keneally
"Michael Daly has written a wonderfully tough tale which leaves the grit of the most human and most brutal city, New York, lingering on the tongue. This is an odessey and an action; a Swann's Way for a New York transit cop of that name; an engrossing and hectic search for lost hopes, new opportunities, and that old human obsession - redemption."
Tom Wolfe
"Michael Daly is a natural born storyteller, and he's John. Swann is a thoroughly engaging cop. You'll have a rare old time with the two of them."

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