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Former Marine and former NYPD detective Mahoney first caught our attention with Detective First Grade, his tough and funny debut thriller about an unusually interesting cop named Brian McKenna. In that book, McKenna led the NYPD in a five-day war against a decidedly nasty bunch of terrorists -- using somewhat unorthodox methods which didn't please certain superiors. In his second outing, just reprinted in paperback, McKenna has been forced into an early retirement in Florida. But when another band of determined villains (from Peru this time) try to hold New York hostage, guess who gets the call to report back to work. Good, dirty fun.About the Author:
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 the 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. His first novel, Detective First Grade, was published in 1993 by St. Martin's Press and in 1994 by St. Martin's Paperbacks. 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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