RARA-AVIS: Re: James E. Martin and Robert Martin

From: jimdohertyjr ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 19 Feb 2006

Gary & Jim,

Re Gary's recollections:

> I believe that the last four are the only Gil Disbro novels. The
95 File is
> a police procedure written long before the Disbro series appeared,
but I
> suppose it is possible that Disbro is the cop in that novel. I do
not have
> a copy of it to verify who is the hero.

THE 95 FILE is NOT about Disbro. It's about a pair of homicide cops in an unnamed Ohio metropolis on the trail of a gang of cop-killers.

Though it's post-Wambaugh, and Martin was a serving cop at the time it was published, it owes more to Jack Webb and DRAGNET than to THE NEW CENTURIONS. It even ends with a short epilog telling what happened to all the offenders at their trials.

Damned good novel, even without Disbro. I'm kind of sorry he abandoned the procedural and took up PI's.


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