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Detective First Grade

Detective First Grade

Det. Brian McKenna Novels (Volume 1)

Dan Mahoney

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There's a secret war on the streets of the city. Only a New York cop can win it.

His claim to fame is finding guns on the bad guys, and Detective Second Grade Brian McKenna has just spotted the beard carrying a piece. What he doesn't know is that he's about to shoot his way into a war with a highly disciplined, well-armed enemy so treacherous, not even the NYPD knows they exist.

Exiled from the bright lights of Manhattan for breaking one too many rules, pressured by his girlfriend to quit the job, this is McKenna's last chance to win back his reputation and make the coveted rank of Detective First Grade. But if his moves aren't swift and right, a new breed of criminal-- who has found a leader in an exotically beautiful and ruthless woman-- will own his city.

From the savvy and experience of a cop who gave over 25 years of his life to the NYPD comes a stunning novel of undeniable authenticity and unrelenting suspense.

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Detective First Grade

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July 9 3:30 p.m.
Yogi was no dope, Detective Brian McKenna thought as he drove along Empire Boulevard. This is déjà vu all over again.
McKenna looked at his partner, Richie White. Stuck...

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Praise for Detective First Grade

“Impeccably authentic...Astonishingly tight...The nuts and bolts of detection keeps the narrative energy pumping...A strong bet for police procedural fans.” —Kirkus

“Full of raw intensity...Mahoney's gritty description of what it's like to be a big-city cop-- the dangers, the fears, the pressures and the politics-- makes for some fine reading.” —Booklist

“Mahoney proves that New York's finest can put pen to paper with terrific results.” —Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Dan Mahoney

Dan Mahoney was born and raised in New York City. After serving with the Marine Corps in Vietnam, he followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and joined the New York City Police Department. He served in patrol and detective commands and retired as a captain in 1989. Along the way he attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice and graduated as class valedictorian in 1977. He is the author of Detective First Grade and Edge of the City. The father of three children, he lives in Manhattan with his wife, Yvette, who is a New York City Police Officer.

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