This summer I have enjoyed reading. One of the book I have just finished Confressions of a Catholic Cop was an attention getter from the beginning and kept me until the final page. It was like a great cop book should be: filled with action and suspense filled. It has a flair for mystery. These are the things that should be expected, since the book’s author, Thomas Fitzsimmons, is a former New York City cop.
Long ago, I visited New York. A taxi ride through the Bronx made this book really come to life for me. The characters are easily those encountered in New York, though not necessarily by first appearances. There’s the good cop, corrupt cop, Fifth Avenue Executives, bar owners and more.
Ten-year police veteran Michael Beckett has policing in his blood and knows no other life. Until by chance he lands a small role on Law & Order, and decides he can start a new life in front of the camera. But when the neighborhood of a young, hot Law & Order scriptwriter, Solana Ortiz, becomes the target of a string of arsons, Beckett uncovers a scheme that reaches into the deepest pockets of power and greed in New York City, and into the path of an old friend that Beckett will do almost anything to forget . . .
Confessions of a Catholic cop reminds me of crime shows on TRU TV. There’s the horrible tragedy, the oath to make things right and all the human characteristics that make us roll our eyes like greed, jealousy, fear combined with money, dogs and a young lady. It all comes together to make this a truly page turning read!
Whether you read this type of book or not, this is a must read. It’s an amazing story filled with details so rich that you’ll feel like you’re part of the story.
About the author:
Thomas Fitzsimmons worked 10-years as a New York City Police Officer in the precinct dramatized in Paul Newman’s “Fort Apache-The Bronx.” His is a Vietnam era Navy veteran, film/soap opera/TV commercial actor and the former co-host of the NBC-TV magazine-format talk show, “Now”. A private investigator and recognized security expert, he has appeared on shows such as “Good Morning America,” “Geraldo Rivera” and “Montel Williams.”
*I received a copy of the book in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.