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Twenty-four-year-old Janice Itwaru is an "uncle" - NYPD lingo for an undercover narcotics officer - and the heroine of the most exuberantand original cop novel in years.A New York City cop who can last eighteen months in Narcotics, without getting killed or demoted first, will automatically get promoted to detective. Undercover narc Janice Itwaru is at month seventeen. Ambitious, desperate for that promotion, she hits the sidewalks of Queens in her secondhand hoochie clothes, hoping to convince potential criminals - drug dealers, addicts, dummies, whomever - to commit a felony on her behalf. And things aren't any easier back at the narco office, where she has to keep up with the bantering lies and inventively cruel pranks of her fellow uncles while coping with the ridiculous demands of her NYPD bosses.

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Matt Burgess

Matt Burgess, a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota's MFA program, grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novels DOGFIGHT, A LOVE STORY and UNCLE JANICE.

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