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Confessions of a Catholic Cop by Thomas FitzsimmonsPublisher: Forge is a registered trademark of Tom Doherty Associates LLC.Publishing date: 28 February 2011Pages: 305Having not read many cop stories, this was quite a rude awakening for me. The story was gripping and had me to the end. The language is strong and edgy. The main character, Michael Bechett, gave me a glimmer of hope that he had some goodness in him. It was hard to find. He was tough, mean, and self involved. First he is lead down the wrong path with a corrupt rich business man, R. J. Gold. He then pursues a walk-on roll in a television cop show, feeding his need for popularity as well as living a separate life away from being a cop that he has to go back to. His partner, Vinnie D’Amato is on the brink of insanity, never knowing how he will handle himself in confrontations with suspects and at home. Most all the characters in the book take on sleazy, immoral personalities with little redeeming value. It’s hard to feel sorry for even the young girl in the “red dress” and her baby when they die, because they come from such a deprived screwed up life. I enjoyed the action scene at the end when all hell breaks loose in the dock warehouse — crazy, teeth baring dogs, the element of surprise by “Pete from Queens”, and the escape from fire and collapse of the warehouse. It is far from a “happily ever after” ending, but Michael ends up with the girl, Solana Ortiz, a writer from the TV show who was caught in the middle of the story. After thought: I wonder if South Bronx is as bad an area today as it is in the story.~ Doris Newell (Super MOM)
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