The February 28, 2013, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with retired New York City Police Department Lieutenant Michael Grant on writing the police procedural.
Michael Grant is a former member of the NYPD. He worked as a police officer in the Tactical Patrol Force and the Accident Investigation Squad. Upon being promoted to sergeant, he was assigned to the 63rd Precinct, the Inspections Division, and finally the Police Academy. As a lieutenant, he worked in the 17th Precinct and finished up his career as the Commanding Officer of the Traffic Division's Field Internal Affairs Unit. He retired in 1985 and went to work for W.R. Grace Company as a Security Coordinator.
He has a BS in Criminal Justice and an MA in psychology from John Jay College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
In 1990, he moved to Florida where he wrote his first three novels: Line of Duty; Officer Down and Retribution. In 2006 he returned to Long Island where he has written ten more novels: The Cove; Back To Venice; When I Come Home; In The Time Of Famine; Dear Son, Hey Ma; Krystal; Appropriate Sanctions; Who Moved My Friggin' Provolone?; The Stalker; and Precinct.