I read this book about 29-Aug-2002. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1988. This note was last modified Saturday, 03-May-2014 21:20:22 PDT.
This is book 1 of the "Badge of Honor" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
Originally published as by "John Kevin Dugan". I guess it's the second book in this series that I have in an edition that gives only that name. The "Badge of Honor" series, Philadelphia police.
There are a few really annoying copy-editing errors, particularly the changing history of the "Civil Disobedience Squad". First it's something Wohl served on when younger, then it's a new idea and Wohl doesn't know if the current head was shipped there to reward him or get rid of him, then it's back into Wohl's history again.
I hadn't remembered that Matt Payne, who becomes one of the important ongoing characters, is hardly introduced in this book.