Little Boy BlueBook - 1997
NYPD detective Anthony Ryan and his partner, Joe Gregory, are chatting about Cookie Counihan, the woman they've come to JFK airport to meet. Their dialogue is counterpointed (in one of Dee's signature stylistic touches) with Ryan's narration, which slowly fills in the reason why the two cops have to speak to Cookie when she steps off her flight from Florida: because Cookie is married to Gregory's first partner, and her son, Johnny Boy, a cargo handler, has just been killed during a robbery when he was mistaken for a policeman. Vengeance comes quickly when Johnny's grandfather shoots up The Cockpit Lounge-owned by the uncrowned king of airport crime, Emil Lutz-in what could be the first move in a gang war involving everyone from Lutz's son (a police informant) to Johnny's Irish girlfriend and a couple of shady Irish hansom cab drivers.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1997
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEE
Characteristics: 256 p