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Rogue Cop

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  4 reviews
From the station-houses to the joy-houses, they knew about Mike Carmody. He was the best cop money could buy. And when the Syndicate boys said jump, Carmody knew just how high.

But they couldn't buy Carmody's kid brother Eddie. And when Eddie turned against them, the Mob snuffed him out like a nickel cigar.

Now Carmody's coming after them. Savage. Bloodthirsty. He's stalki

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Published February 28th 1987 by W. Clement Stone (first published 1954)
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Ronald Koltnow
May 31, 2015 rated it liked it
My Wm McGivern kick may have stopped here. ROGUE COP, which was the basis of a pretty good Robert Taylor movie, is not up to the high standards set by THE BIG HEAT. It is as readable but is less impressive, more cliched, more redundant. Part of the problem is the "rogue cop" is such a self absorbed lug that he is less credible than those in the earlier novel. The bad guys are badder and the good guys are too lily white. The precision of THE BIG HEAT is gone. Even the one shaded character, ex-gan ...more
Ed
Apr 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
McGivern has slipped off the modern radar. Pity. Excellent, tough yarn is about a bent cop struggling with his cynical attitudes. Reprinted in the 1980s.
Julio
May 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent crime story about a corrupt cop undermined by clunky dialog about morality. It even includes the stereotypical priest who pops by occasionally to provide the prerequisite guilt and guidance.
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Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Better than cover art and title sugges.
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William P. McGivern was a novelist and screenwriter. In his early years he worked as a police reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin and a reviewer and reporter for the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia. Prior to his career in the newspaper business he served in the United States Army from 1943-1946.He moved to Los Angeles in 1960. His works include over twenty thrillers and mysteries as well as S ...more
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