Friday, April 20, 2012

My Washington Times Review Of Joseph Wambaugh's New Cop Novel 'Harbor Nocturne'

My review of Joseph Wambaugh's new novel, Harbor Nocturne, was published today in the Washington Times.

I recently had the opportunity to accompany officers from the Philadelphia Police Department's Narcotics Field Unit South as they raided two drug houses and arrested suspected dealers. Spending the evening with the Philly cops, I was able to witness the twin masks of comedy and tragedy in the street theater that plays out for police officers on every watch. I was also able to listen to the cops' insightful comments, colorful banter and dark humorous remarks. Insightfulness, spirited dialogue and dark humor are standard features of Joseph Wambaugh's novels, and all animate "Harbor Nocturne," his latest novel.

You can read the rest of the review via the below link:

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