Mackinlay Kantor's Famous, High-Voltage Novel Of A Cop Whose Beat Is The Roughest District In The U.S.A. - Spanish Harlem!
BANTAM BOOKS A2029
NEW BANTAM EDITION FEBRUARY 1960 - SECOND PRINTING
(FIRST BANTAM PRINTING FEBRUARY 1952)
NEW YORK, USA
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY RANDOM HOUSE SEPTEMBER 1950
ALSO PUBLISHED BY DOUBLEDAY DOLLAR BOOK CLUB JANUARY 1951
is the biggest city in the world and the toughest. The men on its police force are all kinds, from those who collect a percentage from the prostitutes and bookies, to the ones who deliver babies in squad cars and pull suicides off the bridges.
is the story of one man who tried hard to be a good cop in the squalid, stinking slums of New York's Spanish Harlem, where children offer themselves for sale for money to buy heroin, and the switch knife and the zip gun are the toys a boy grows up with.
SWIFT PACED AND STACCATO
REAL AS A SIREN'S SCREAM