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Uncle Janice

(2015)
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24 year-old Janice Itwaru is an "Uncle"--NYPD lingo for an undercover narcotics officer--and the heroine of the most exuberant and original cop novel in years. On any given day, Janice Itwaru might be found trolling the streets of Queens for drugs. Janice is an "uncle"--an undercover narcotics officer--trying to meet the impossibly high quota of drug busts needed to make detective, or be sent back down to uniformed patrol. So Janice is out there in her secondhand hoochie skirt, trying to get potential drug dealers--criminals, addicts, and dumb kids, whomever--to commit a felony on her behalf. Other days are spent in the "Rumpus Room" at the precinct, trying to keep up with the bantering lies and inventively cruel pranks of her fellow uncles while coping with the insane demands of the big bosses. With an ailing mother at home, her cover nearly blown, four more buys to get her gold sheild and rumors circulating that Internal Affairs has her unit under surveillance, Janice is running very short on luck as her quota deadline approaches. Now she has to decide which evil to confront: the faceless bureaucrats at One Police Plaza, or the violent drug dealers who may already be onto her identity. Bursting with the glorious chaos of the streets of New York, Uncle Janice is an uproariously funny portrait of how undercover cops really talk and act, and a compelling story of their crazy, dangerous and often nonsensical lives.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Uncle Janice (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Matt Burgess
ISBN: 1-4104-7819-X / 978-1-4104-7819-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Uncle Janice: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Burgess
ISBN: 0-385-53680-1 / 978-0-385-53680-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Uncle Janice
Author(s): Matt Burgess
ISBN: 0-345-80344-2 / 978-0-345-80344-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Uncle Janice
Author(s): Matt Burgess
ISBN: 1-62231-608-8 / 978-1-62231-608-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Uncle Janice
Author(s): Matt Burgess
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Uncle Janice: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Burgess
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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