October 12, 1996
About the Author
Ed Dee joined the New York City Police Department in 1962. He earned a B.A. from Fordham University. When he retired from the NYPD as a lieutenant, he began to write and earned an M.F.A. 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" (1995), "Little Boy Blue" (1997) and "Nightbird" (1999) followed. "The Con Man's Daughter" was released in 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 averse 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.