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Ed Dee
Bronx Angel

Original Airdate: October 12, 1996


About the Author

Ed Dee joined the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in 1962. He earned a BA from Fordham University. He retired from the NYPD as a lieutenant and then he began to write. He earned an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University. His first novel, 14 Peck Slip, was named a notable book of the year in 1994 by the New York Times. Bronx Angel in (1995), Little Boy Blue (1997), and Nightbird (1999) followed. His latest book, The Con Man's, Daughter was released in fall 2003.


About this Book

Bronx Angel 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.


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