ISBN10: 1573222666 ISBN13: 9781573222662 Publisher: Riverhead Books Published: Apr 1 2004 Pages: 512 Weight: 1.95lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.75" Depth: 2.00" Language: English
The life of a New York City police officer, with the NYPD running through his veins: a highly anticipated nonfiction epic- destined to be a classic.
"Blue Blood" is an important book about what it means to protect, to serve, and to defend among the ranks of New York's finest. Conlon's canvas is great and complicated-he is fourth generation NYPD-and the story he tells is impossibly rich: it presents an anecdotal history of New York through its police force, and depicts a vivid portrait of the teeming street life of the city in all its horror and splendor. It is a story about fathers and sons, partners who become brothers, old ghosts and undying legacies. Here you will see terms like loyalty, commitment, and honor come to life, in action, on a daily basis. With brio and a thrilling literary style, Conlon depicts his life on the force-from his first days walking a beat in the South Bronx, to his ascent to detective. The pace is relentless, the stories hypnotic, the scope nothing less than grand. "Blue Blood" is a bona fide literary masterpiece.