Uncle Janice: a novel
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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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|Full title||uncle janice|
|Last Update||2018-05-20 22:58:42PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-20 23:55:50PM|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park, Southeast|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Audiobook, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
Twenty-four-year-old Janice Itwaru is an "uncle"--NYPD lingo for an undercover narcotics officer--and the heroine of the most exuberantand original cop novel in years.
A New York City cop who can last eighteen months in Narcotics, without getting killed or demoted first, will automatically get promoted to detective. Undercover narc Janice Itwaru is at month seventeen. Ambitious, desperate for that promotion, she hits the sidewalks of Queens in her secondhand hoochie clothes, hoping to convince potential criminals--drug dealers, addicts, dummies, whomever--to commit a felony on her behalf. And things aren't any easier back at the narco office, where she has to keep up with the bantering lies and inventively cruel pranks
of her fellow uncles while coping with the ridiculous demands of her NYPD bosses.
With an ailing mother at home, her cover nearly blown, quota pressures from her superiors, and rumors circulating that Internal Affairs has her unit under surveillance, Janice is running terribly short on luck as her promotion deadline approaches. Now she has to decide which evil to confront: the absurd bureaucrats at One Police Plaza, or the violent drug dealers who may already be on to her identity.
Bursting with the glorious chaos of the New York City streets, Uncle Janice is both a deeply funny portrait of how undercover cops really talk and act, and a compelling story of their crazy, dangerous, and complicated lives.
From the Hardcover edition.
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|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, Drug dealers -- Fiction, Drug traffic -- Investigation -- Fiction, Policewomen -- Fiction, Undercover operations -- Fiction|
|title_display||Uncle Janice : a novel|
|title_full||Uncle Janice : a novel / Matt Burgess, Uncle Janice A Novel, Uncle Janice [sound recording] / Matt Burgess|
|title_short||Uncle Janice :|
|topic_facet||African American Fiction, Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, Drug dealers, Drug traffic, Fiction, Investigation, Literature, Policewomen, Undercover operations|