Law and Order by Dorothy Uhnak

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A tough Irish cop. A prostitute. A massive cover-up that stretches to the highest levels of law enforcement . . . and its fatal impact on three generations of a New York police family.

Harlem, just before midnight. A New York Police Department cop and his partner pull up in front of a tenement. A short while later, Sergeant Brian O’Malley is dead from a stab wound to the jugular, and a prostitute has fallen down an airshaft to oblivion. A few years after his father is given a hero’s funeral, Brian Thomas O’Malley Jr. graduates from the police academy. As he rises quickly through the ranks of the NYPD, O’Malley discovers that some secrets are better left buried. Through the ensuing decades, as he raises a family of his own, O’Malley must cope with the fallout of a cover-up, until a fresh crime brings the plot full circle. Will the son have to pay for the sins of the father?  This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy Uhnak including rare images from the author’s estate.

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Author Dorothy Uhnak was born in the Bronx, New York on April 24, 1930. She attended City College and then joined the New York City Transit Authority Police. She won two awards for bravery during her 14 years with the force, 12 of them as a detective. She resigned due to sexual discrimination and in order to complete her college education at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She wrote nine fiction crime novels and one nonfiction work. Her debut novel, The Bait, won the Edgar Award as the best first mystery novel of 1968. Two of her novels, The Bait and False Witness, were adapted as TV movies. Another, The Investigation, was the basis for a Kojak TV movie. She died from a deliberate drug overdose on July 8, 2006.
Published January 1, 2013 by Open Road Media. 504 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ex-Policewoman Dorothy Uhnak who has featured another attractive one, Christie Opara, in her novels of procedural suspense, now tells a tri-generational, somewhat thickset story about the New York City police force culminating with a vaguely Knapp-like inquiry as to whether it should be able to h...

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