By Jennifer C. Hunt
On July 31, 1997, a six-man Emergency carrier group from the NYPD raided a terrorist mobilephone in Brooklyn and narrowly avoided a suicide bombing of the hot York subway that might have fee hundreds and hundreds, almost certainly millions of lives.
Seven Shots tells the dramatic tale of that raid, the painstaking police paintings concerned, and its paradoxical aftermath, which drew the officials right into a clash with different rank-and-file police and publicity-hungry most sensible brass. Jennifer C. Hunt attracts on her own wisdom of the NYPD and a community of police contacts extending from cop to four-star leader, to track the adventure of 3 officials at the Emergency carrier access crew and the 2 bomb squad detectives who dismantled the stay equipment. She follows their lives for 5 years, from that near-fatal day in 1997, via their encounters contained in the brutal international of departmental politics, and directly to Sep 11, after they once more positioned their lives in danger within the struggle opposed to terrorism, racing contained in the burning towers and sorting during the ash, particles, and physique components. all through this fast moving narrative, Hunt keeps a strikingly fine-grained, street-level view, permitting us to appreciate the law enforcement officials all alone terms—and frequently of their personal phrases. the result's a compelling insider’s photo of the people who paintings in elite devices within the NYPD and the ethical and actual probability and braveness involved.
As gripping as an Ed McBain novel—and simply as steeped in manhattan cop tradition and personalities—Seven Shots takes readers on an unforgettable trip in the back of the defend and into the hearts of latest York urban police.