The Whites Characters

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Billy Graves

Billy Graves is a white, forty-something detective sergeant on Night Watch in the New York Police Department. Billy is the husband of Carmen, the father of Declan and Carlos, and the son of Billy Senior. Family, both blood and professional by way of the White Geese, means everything to Billy. Billy works the Night Watch following his accidental, nonfatal shooting of a ten- year-old boy years before while serving in the East Bronx with the Wild Geese. In the present, he takes on the case of the killing of Jeffrey Bannion at Penn Station, which brings up the past due to Bannion being John Pavlicek’s White.

Billy comes to discover over the next several days that more Whites pop up dead, and that the Wild Geese are responsible. Billy has a moral crisis about whether or not to turn the Wild Geese in because justice has...

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