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Thursday, April 18, 2013

An Honest Look at Law Enforcement.....

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these book,  free of charge, from Partners in Crime Book Blog Tours for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

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The shotgun blast catches Detective Matthew Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won't end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference. While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a funeral for a family member who is connected, to say the least, a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question him about his family business. Can Matt keep from answering the Agents questions? More importantly, can he hide a potentially career-ending secret from his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler? 


Review: This is a cop's book- one that a cop writes for fellow cops.Period. Which is no surprise, with the author's background! The book truly showcases the bad, the worse, the uglier, of the reality of law enforcement, in a way that may seem harsh and unrealistic to those not connected to it. For those that are, they will be able to relate to the main characters and his coworkers and while seeing the probable outcome, will speed read thru the book wanting to see how the characters handle that knowledge. I look forward to Marc's next book!

It's funny how strangers will walk up to a man in a military uniform and thank them for their service to the country, but that same person would never think to walk about to someone in a police uniform and thank them. Like the author says, police officers are those you call when you are in trouble or there is an emergency. Otherwise they are supposed to be exemplary people, whose daily experiences with those 'emergencies' is not supposed to affect them, or color their view of their fellow man. You count on them being there, but give no thought to the 10 hours of stupidity and 2 hours of being fought/chased/shot at, that they may have to deal with in one day at work.Officers go to work every day, like our soldiers, with a prayer that they WILL be going home at the end of the shift, and not laying in a hospital bed or the morgue.

If you're looking for an honest look at what the author calls" those that walk into the battle when others are fleeing", read this book! And then do as the author recommends- thank the next police officer for their service!

Author Bio: Marc DiGiacomoThe author is a retired and highly decorated police detective who worked for an affluent community within the State of New York. He has worked with numerous police agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels on various investigative assignments. He currently resides in New York with his wife and three children. For more check out his webpage, Facebook page and Twitter!

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  1. Very thoughtful review. So glad you enjoyed this read!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Nicole,
    Thank you so much for your thoughtful and insightful review. It by far is one of the best reviews I have ever had the pleasure of reading. You really got what I was trying to achieve and that makes me happier than I can put into words. Thank you!
    Marc A DiGiacomo

    1. Thanks Marc- as the Masons say- it takes one to know one-and you know what you write! I'm glad the review delighted you,a s much as reading it delighted me!


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