The Whites

by Richard Price | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1408864592 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on 6/1/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Thursday, June 01, 2017
Amazon Editorial Review

The electrifying tale of a New York City police detective under siege-by an unsolved murder, by his own dark past, and by a violent stalker seeking revenge.

Back in the run-and-gun days of the mid-1990s, when a young Billy Graves worked in the South Bronx as part of an aggressive anti-crime unit known as the Wild Geese, he made headlines by accidentally shooting a ten-year-old boy while struggling with an angel-dusted berserker on a crowded street. Branded as a loose cannon by his higher-ups, Billy spent years enduring one dead-end posting after another. Now in his early forties, he has somehow survived and become a sergeant in Manhattan Night Watch, a small team of detectives charged with responding to all post-midnight felonies from Wall Street to Harlem. Mostly, his unit acts as little more than a set-up crew for the incoming shift, but after years in police purgatory, Billy is content simply to do his job.
Then comes a call that changes everything: Night Watch is summoned to the four a.m. fatal slashing of a man in Penn Station, and this time Billy's investigation moves beyond the usual handoff to the day tour. And when he discovers that the victim was once a suspect in the unsolved murder of a twelve-year-old boy-a savage case with connections to the former members of the Wild Geese-the bad old days are back in Billy's life with a vengeance, tearing apart enduring friendships forged in the urban trenches and even threatening the safety of his family.
Razor-sharp and propulsively written, The Whites introduces Harry Brandt-a new master of American crime fiction.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, January 13, 2018
Firstly the name of the book is a bit of a misnomer, as you'd expect it to have something to do with race, etc., but "The Whites" instead refers to the white whales, suspects who got away and apparently every cop has a personal "White".
A good story with a lot of characters and crimes to keep straight in your head.



Journal Entry 3 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Off to crimson-tide as a tag :)
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 4 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Arrived safely today after a long trip. Thanks for the tag, keeta1!

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