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Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs


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Jim McGann, a deputy chief with the LAPD, goes out for his morning jog, only to find a cop car parked in front of his house. In the trunk is the mutilated body of Alexandra Williams, a police officer who had been having an affair with McGann. Its a disastrous situation for the department brass, who would like to keep it from the public and quickly find the culprit. Its also an opportunity for Sergeant Mike Turner of the Internal Affairs Division to get back to what hes liked most about police work; following clues and his instincts to get to the bottom of this case without falling afoul of the upper echelons of the department.

Dial, a former LAPD Hollywood Division commanding officer, puts 27 years of experience and a lot of heart into her gritty, sporadically powerful debut. Sgt. Mike Turner, a principled cop working in Internal Affairs, thinks he's lost his fire for the job as he begins to investigate the sensitive case of a female officer found stabbed to death in a police car parked in a deputy chief's driveway. Turner enters a maelstrom of incompetence, indiscriminate sex, and major backstabbing among his colleagues, most jockeying for promotion, like his live-in lover, Lt. Paula Toscano. Like Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, Turner walks L.A.'s mean streets as a man of honor, doing the right thing in an organization that rewards the weak and destroys the strong. Dial's realistic, often poignant portrayal of police work make her a crime writer to watch.Publishers Weekly

Dials debut uncovers a web of sex, narcotics and blackmail in the law-enforcement hierarchy.Making good fictional use of her experience, the author also comfortably fulfills the requirements of noir tradition, wielding meat-fisted phrases as a brandy-soaked Turner prowls the Hollywood underworld. A tough potboiler with swagger to spare. Kirkus

Internal Affairs is a fascinating thriller in which the savage murder of a female police officer with an edgy personal life exposes an LAPD we haven't seen before: the gulf between careerists and crime-fighters; the half-supportive, half-cutthroat coterie of high-ranking women; the undercover surveillance specialists who are never in the news. Connie Dial brings a fresh, authentic voice to the genre a talented writer with an observant eye and a good ear for Thomas Perry, an Edgar Award winner

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