Bomb Squad NYC

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Bomb Squad NYC

Headquartered on Commerce Street in Manhattan’s West Village and attached to the Third Precinct, the fictional Bomb Squad NYC is based closely on the real thing, and its mission mirrors that of one of the most elite units in the New York Police Department. In fact, both the real NYPD Bomb Squad and the fictional one share history, techniques, dangers, philosophy, and technology.

Using a cast of fictional characters, the Bomb Squad NYC series of novels dramatizes the real-life challenges of the oldest, busiest, and most technologically sophisticated bomb squad in the world. In highly entertaining fashion, it shows how real-life heroes operate, setting aside their personal concerns every day while running toward danger in order to shield other citizens from harm.

For character bios, check out Bomb Squad’s finest.

For a behind the scenes look at the real NYPD Bomb Squad used as research for the series of novels, click here.

You’ve never seen cops like these. You’ve never experienced New York like this.

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A Danger to Himself and Others: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1

A disabled veteran explodes into bloody pieces in the middle of Times Square. Days later, a second man blows himself up in Brooklyn.

Are these the first attacks in a wave of terrorism that could bring New York City to its knees? Or is there a psychotic murderer on the loose, executing a twisted plan for his own hidden motives?

Detective Manny Diaz–also a veteran, and the newest member of the NYPD Bomb Squad–doesn’t yet know the answer. But he desperately wants to exonerate an honorable man who now lies dead.

In defiance of his fellow cops, Diaz sets out to develop an independent theory about what’s really going on–even though pursuing this investigation will require pushing himself to the very limits of his own sanity.

Already burdened by his reputation for resisting authority, Diaz now must solve the crime with no support from his bosses, while convincing those same men that he hasn’t gone crazy.

And Diaz has only hours to locate a maniacal bomb maker before many more New Yorkers die.

The only series based on the real world of the NYPD Bomb Squad.
Series Technical Consultant Lt. Mark Torre, Commander of the NYPD Bomb Squad.

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Death March: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 2A tip from the CIA puts all New York law enforcement on high alert just days before the city’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

Then, mysteriously, small bombs begin exploding around the Five Boroughs, stretching the NYPD Bomb Squad thin–just when the main terrorist threat promises a scale of death and destruction beyond anything New York has ever seen.

A day before the parade, Sergeant Sandy Kahn races to meet a tipster in Queens–the girlfriend of a man who left ominous clues before going missing. Is he the bomber? The decoy? A dead end?

With the rest of his squad fully deployed along the two-and-a-half-mile parade route, Kahn, the ultimate team player, has to go solo. Racing against the clock, he uncovers a plot of diabolical simplicity and stunning destructive potential.

But millions already line the streets of Manhattan, the first marching bands have reached the VIP viewing stand, and floats are bouncing down the avenue. Can Kahn stop the plotters before the world’s most famous parade turns into a scene of cataclysmic slaughter?

The only series based on the real world of the NYPD Bomb Squad.
Series Technical Consultant Lt. Mark Torre, Commander of the NYPD Bomb Squad.

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The Long Black HandThe Long Black Hand: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 3 Acclaimed Italian tenor Claudio Spotto didn’t expect death threats when he came to New York to sing at the Met and teach at the famed Julius School of Music. But before he has even unpacked his bags, he learns that some nefarious character is threatening to blow him up.

At first, the case looks like a nuisance to seasoned Lieutenant Joe Capobianco. Then dangerous bombs start turning up, and the Mayor’s office brings heavy heat down on the NYPD Bomb Squad commander.

With no margin for error, Capobianco takes the lead himself, only to find that nothing and no one involved in this case can be trusted–including his contact in the Mayor’s office.

Meanwhile, Claudio Spotto’s Metropolitan Opera premier draws closer and the clock ticks on his life. Will the bomber choose to strike at the crowded opera house?

As he works to avert a very public tragedy, Capobianco shockingly realizes that threats to the tenor hint at something much bigger. They echo the blackmail of opera legend Enrico Caruso by The Black Hand–an organized crime syndicate whose ruthless campaign of bombings and extortion launched the Bomb Squad a hundred years ago.

How did the bomber obtain secrets from the past that only a handful of people in the world are supposed to know? Do the bombs really target an Italian opera singer or are they calculated to ruin Capobianco’s career? Most important, will he break open this case before violent death pays a visit to New York’s cultural elite?

The only series based on the real world of the NYPD Bomb Squad.
Series Technical Consultant Lt. Mark Torre, Commander of the NYPD Bomb Squad.

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blast-from-the-past-largeBlast from the Past: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 4Nearly ten years ago, a jumbo jet exploded in mid-air near Kennedy Airport, killing hundreds of innocent people.

Federal authorities issued a report blaming mechanical failure, but Kieran Lehane, a dog handler and the most seasoned detective on the NYPD Bomb Squad, doesn’t believe a word of it.

Lehane is sitting with his Explosive Detection Canine, Georgia, during the last hearing on the subject when a man walks by and the dog picks up the scent of explosives. Shocked into action, Lehane gives chase. He loses his suspect in the marshes of Queens but comes away with a small piece of evidence that may soon prove to be the difference between life and wholesale death.

With the grim anniversary of Triangle Flight 699 bearing down, Lehane feverishly pursues his fresh lead. He will soon have to defy his best friend on the Squad…his commander…the military…and every rule intended to keep a good detective from going rogue. All in a desperate attempt to avert the tragedy only Lehane knows is coming.

Someone has an evil plan to blow up another airliner. And the only person with a chance to stop it is an old cop with a new obsession.

The only series based on the real world of the NYPD Bomb Squad.
Series Technical Consultant Lt. Mark Torre, Commander of the NYPD Bomb Squad.

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Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb SquadDynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb SquadAlthough it correctly calls itself “concise,” DYNAMITE is in fact the most comprehensive history ever written about the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world.

For more than 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated explosive-related violence and threats, often risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives in the process. The NYPD Bomb Squad traces its origins to the famous — if short-lived — Italian Squad, which successfully defeated Black Hand extortionists who terrorized Italian immigrants living in New York at the turn of the last century.

Its story goes on to include the first large-vehicle bomb on American soil (targeting J.P. Morgan), anarchist bombings, plots by German saboteurs during World War I, the famed Black Tom explosion, the bombing of the 1939 World’s Fair, crimes of the so-called Mad Bomber, IEDs placed by Croatian and Palestinian terrorists, the relentless terror campaign of the FALN, anti-abortion bombings, the first World Trade Center bombing, and the attempted car bombing of Times Square by Islamic radicals.

Beginning in an era of horse-drawn carriages and ending in the Jet Age, DYNAMITE tells the colorful, informative, sometimes macabre, and always heroic story of this elite group of New York’s Finest.

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Bomb Squad NYC Boxed SetBOMB SQUAD NYC BOXED SETThe explosive series is now collected at a shattering 50% everyday discount!

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For character bios, check out Bomb Squad’s finest.

For a behind the scenes look at the real NYPD Bomb Squad used as research for the series of novels, click here.