The Walt Case Files

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Homicides in Harlem: The Turbulent Stories and Life of a New York City Detective Publisher's Summary

Walt is a new detective assigned to one of the most dangerous precincts in 1950's New York. Spanish Harlem was a cauldron of poverty, crime, and racial tension. These true stories trace the beginning of Walt's career, before the Second World War and span the turbulent years of New York City's slow decline. Walt encountered everything from horrific murders and domestic violence, to systemic corruption and even an unexpected brush with the paranormal.

As his career in the NYPD takes its toll, Walt deteriorates from one of the most decorated police officers of the era to an impotent bystander as the economic and social changes transformed the country. His interactions with these changes that unfolded were both tragic and humourous, and no one saw this better than his son...the author.

Trigger warning: These stories contain undoctored accounts of arrests, shootings, and the investigations of homicides. There is profanity and disturbing imagery throughout the audiobook. While the stories are real, the names that appear in the audiobook have been altered.

©2020 Paul Merlino (P)2021 Paul Merlino
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