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Seven Shots

Jennifer C. Hunt

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226360904
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226360911 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226360911.001.0001
Seven Shots

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On July 31, 1997, a six-man Emergency Service team from the NYPD raided a terrorist cell in Brooklyn and narrowly prevented a suicide bombing of the New York subway that would have cost hundreds, possibly thousands of lives. This book tells the dramatic story of that raid, the painstaking police work involved, and its paradoxical aftermath, which drew the officers into a conflict with other rank-and-file police and publicity-hungry top brass. The book draws on personal knowledge of the NYPD and a network of police contacts extending from cop to four-star chief, to trace the experience of three officers on the Emergency Service entry team and the two bomb squad detectives who dismantled the live device. The book follows their lives for five years, from that near-fatal day in 1997, through their encounters inside the brutal world of departmental politics, and on to 9/11, when they once again put their lives at risk in the fight against terrorism, racing inside the burning towers and sorting through the ash, debris, and body parts.

Keywords: Emergency Service; police force; trained officers; commanders; bomb squad; NYPD

Book.  387 pages. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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