'Superb. The most stunning memoir ever written about the cop world'
'Beautiful and inspiring, terrifying and heartbreaking'
'More chilling than even the most realistic cop dramas on TV'
'A great book...with the testimonial force equal to that of Michael Herr's Dispatches' Time
Blue Blood is the fast-paced, insider story of Edward Conlon's career in the New York Police Department. Conlon tells of his first days as a rookie, walking a beat in the south Bronx through his time in narcotics and his ascent to gold shield detective. Conlon is the product of generations involved in law enforcement, good cops and bad, and he paints a vivid portrait of the teeming street life of the city, in all its horror and splendour. It's all here: adrenaline-fuelled chases, toxic police politics, crackhead informants and police camaraderie. The pace is relentless, the stories hypnotic, the scope nothing less than monumental.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thatotter - LibraryThing
Conlon's writing was very good, and the subject matter was mostly interesting, but this book really could have used an editor. A book of anecdotes about life as a New York City police officer did not have to be 550 pages. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Queensowntalia - LibraryThing
With 'Blue Blood,' former detective Edward Conlon delivers an engrossing memoir about his time in the NYPD, starting with his days as a rookie on the street up through finally obtaining his detective ... Read full review