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The Resource Uncle Janice : a novel, Matt Burgess

Uncle Janice : a novel, Matt Burgess

Label
Uncle Janice : a novel
Title
Uncle Janice
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Matt Burgess
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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 shield 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
Summary
An undercover narcotics officer who works the streets of Queens, Janice Itwaru, trying to meet the impossibly high quota of drug busts needed to make detective, must decide which evil to confront in order to meet her deadline. By the author of <i>Dogfight, a Love Story</i>
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392036
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burgess, Matt
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.U746
LC item number
U53 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Policewomen
  • Undercover operations
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Policewomen
  • Undercover operations
Target audience
adult
Label
Uncle Janice : a novel, Matt Burgess
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1059756
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385536806
Lccn
2014003337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385536806
  • (OCoLC)876466236
Label
Uncle Janice : a novel, Matt Burgess
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1059756
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385536806
Lccn
2014003337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385536806
  • (OCoLC)876466236

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