Welcome to today’s show. I am interviewing Bob Martin. Bob is the author of Bronx Justice (An NYPD novel). He spent 32 years with the New York City Police Dept and retired as a Deputy Inspector.
About the author
Robert Martin served for 32 years with the New York City Police Department, retiring as a Deputy Inspector in March 2000. During his last 10 years of service he supervised the New York Joint Terrorist Task Force and participated in many high profile investigations. These would include: the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the Blind Sheik bombing conspiracy, the crash of TWA Flight 800 and the rescue of kidnapped tuxedo manufacturer Harvey Weinstein.
In 1996 Mr. Martin’s work in counter-terrorism was recognized by his appointment to the International Association of Chiefs of Police “Committee on Terrorism,” a position he still holds. In 2002 he was appointed to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism. He has been designated a Terrorism Subject Matter Expert by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Domestic Preparedness and has assisted that office in formulating counter terrorism strategies. He has traveled around the world lecturing on the threat of terrorism and served as a consultant on terrorism and security matters with a number of security firms and major corporations. He was on the faculty at Molloy College on Long Island, teaching criminal justice and terrorism courses.
In 2001, Mr. Martin accepted the position of Director of Security at the Anti-Defamation League, coordinating security at major events and at the League’s 30 offices in the United States and Israel. In 2004 he led a law enforcement mission to Israel and was chosen by the FBI to conduct training for personnel assigned to Joint Terrorist Task Forces.
A published author, his work has been seen in-The Badge-The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin- First Call-the New York Daily News, Newsday and the New York Post. Martin was a “charter member” and played for a dozen years with the New York’s Finest Football Club. His article-A Team and a Family-the story of the NYPD Football Team-was published as a cover story in Newsday-LI Life. His first book, Bronx Justice-An NYPD Novel-based on an actual case, is available on Amazon.
About the book
The gritty sidewalks, crumbling tenements, and trash-strewn alleyways of the Bronx have become dumping grounds for the bullet-riddled bodies of known drug dealers. Behind
the carnage, one vicious drug gang is empire building. Led by a complete sociopath, they are cornering the crack-cocaine market. The madman’s lust for fortune and power expands as he produces and directs the ingenious kidnappings of competitors for huge ransoms and, aided by tentacles into the NYPD, is riding free. Detective John McGuire is catching all these cases, but is he being smothered by them? World-weary and on the verge of drowning in Johnny Barleycorn, the once superstar of the detective bureau now finds himself the target of an Internal-Affairs witch hunt. McGuire must throw off his baggage, re-focus, and find the redemption he so needs within The Job that is his whole life. He must go to war on two fronts against two raging monsters. One that comes in a bottle, and one that is painting the sidewalks of the Bronx red with blood.
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Guest : Bob Martin