By Gene Lyons
Updated December 09, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Wall of Brass

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When it comes to chronicling the subculture of big-city cops, no novelist tops former New York deputy police commissioner Robert Daley (Prince of the City). This time out, in Wall of Brass, Daley deals with the murder of the city’s controversial, politically ambitious police commissioner. Chief of Detectives Bert Farber investigates, while also watching his back for a succession struggle in which he’s anything but a disinterested observer. What’s more, the deeper Farber digs into his former patrol partner and benefactor’s secret life, the clearer it becomes that several suspects had perfectly good motives to want Commissioner Harry Chapman dead — his wife, an embittered airline stewardess, a Mob floozy, and a couple of high-ranking cops as well. Taut and convincing. A-

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