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Man with a Gun

Man with a Gun

(1988)
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Publisher's Weekly
This latest novel by the author of Prince of the City may end by focusing on the controversy over a green Deputy Commissioner who commits accidental homicide, but it is really about the fascinating distribution and realignment of power at the top of the nation's largest police force. Foreign correspondent Phil Keefe has been selected right-hand man to New York Police Commissioner Timothy J. Egan, a small, strong-minded former police academy instructor bent on reform of the department. Keefe is coached by a sergeant who has seen awful cruelties on the streets of New York. He is suspected by top brass who fear their power slipping into his hands. And he is resented by his girlfriend, an actress whom he leaves each night to visit the city's cops at work. He is in over his head, though, when police officials saddle him with a difficult hostage negotiation that results in the death of a distraught black trucker. Daley himself is on slightly unfamiliar ground when he brings to task an ambitious senator and assistant DA. And he sometimes pushes too far his recurring theme of the cop as society's martyr. But when Daley describes working cops, he makes clear the aggravation and ugliness of their jobs. And when he examines the methods by which major police officials quietly protect their careers and extend their grasp, he writes like a dazzling pre-glasnost Kremlinologist scrutinizing small changes in photos of Soviet leaders for revealing clues.

Library Journal
The hero of Daley's latest novel, Phil Keefejournalist and newly appointed deputy commissioner of the NYPD charged with enhancing the image of New York City copsaccidently shoots an enraged innocent. Keefe is so incredibly inexperienced and politically naive, it is difficult to believe he would have been appointed to such a high position. He is also shallow, superficial, and peevish. The last half of the bookKeefe's search to prove his innocence and his trialis by far the best. It is surprising that the politics and characters do not quite ring true, since Daley was a deputy police commissioner in New York City in charge of public relations in the early 1970s and is also the author of the well-received Prince of the City. A disappointment. Literary Guild Main Selection. Jean B. Palmer, Andover, Mass.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: Man With A Gun
Author(s): Robert Daley
ISBN: 0-517-02340-7 / 978-0-517-02340-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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March 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: Man with a Gun
Author(s): Robert Daley
ISBN: 0-09-172593-3 / 978-0-09-172593-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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February 1988 : Hardback
Title: Man with a Gun
Author(s): Robert Daley
ISBN: 5552031970 / 978-5552031979
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books
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February 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: Man With a Gun
Author(s): Robert Daley
ISBN: 0-671-61883-0 / 978-0-671-61883-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

May 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: Man with a Gun
Author(s): Robert Daley
ISBN: 0-09-955190-X / 978-0-09-955190-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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December 1988 : USA Paperback
Title: Man with a Gun
Author(s): Robert Daley
ISBN: 0-671-67320-3 / 978-0-671-67320-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Man With a Gun
Author(s): Robert Daley
Publisher: Riviera Productions Ltd.
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