Another whiz cop. This one operates in the split-level suburban ghettos of Long Island where they got a better class of...

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THE SQUEAL MAN: The Story of Matt Bonora, Sub-urban Homicide Detective

Another whiz cop. This one operates in the split-level suburban ghettos of Long Island where they got a better class of criminals. And smarter. Like Jay Pobliner who killed wife Brenda and then offered 10 Gs for the capture of her murderer. Trusty detective Bonora pinched him after following a trail of evidence that began with a birthday cake inscribed, ""Fuck You."" Bonora exults at a good juicy murder investigation and Flusser never for a moment distances himself from the detective with the ""miniature shotgun shell tie."" Bonora is full of lines like ""Let's cut the bullshit, Joe,"" and similarly shrewd cop-talk. But, as we know, good cops have it tough, and after tangling with the department's top brass and the DA over the indictment of two adulterous murderers on a lesser charge, Bonora is relieved of his duties as Commander of the Nassau County Homicide Squad. He quits the force in disgust, then comes back strong to help elect a new DA. New York area tabloid readers will recognize some of Bonora's murder cases from flamboyant headlines; anyone can recognize Bonora from composite TV roles.

Pub Date: July 11, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1977