The Whites - Chapters 1 – 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 – "The Whites," a detective story by Richard Price, begins on the night of Saint Patrick’s Day. Billy Graves, a New York Police Department Night Watch Sergeant, heads to work on the packed streets. Billy and the detectives of Night Watch are responsible for covering all the ground between Manhattan’s Wall Street and Harlem from 1:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. Billy knows that he might be on patrol duty far longer as situations dictate. He always hopes that the crimes his unit encounters are simple, so regular officers can handle them. Night Watch operates out of the second floor of the Fifteenth Precinct, sharing an office with Manhattan South Homicide, which operates during the day. Billy’s regular squad includes people from several backgrounds: Emmet Butter, who is new to the force and a part-time actor; Gene Feeley, a force veteran, who...

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