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Confessions Of A Catholic Cop

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A Good Read!

"Confessions of a Catholic Cop" is fast moving, engaging, and entertaining. It's a good read. The characters are easy to relate to and I found myself caring about what happened to them as I turned each page. Thomas Fitzsimmons is a good story teller. This tale is about ...
"Confessions of a Catholic Cop" is fast moving, engaging, and entertaining. It's a good read. The characters are easy to relate to and I found myself caring about what happened to them as I turned each page. Thomas Fitzsimmons is a good story teller. This tale is about a New York City street cop, his partner, and their workplace. You don't have to be a New York native like me to appreciate the action in the Big Apple as the main character's zoom along in their patrol car taking care of business. "Confessions" has good guys and bad guys, ethical conflicts, cruelty, sensitivity,and satisfying resolutions. It also has some beautiful people and some ugly people. In addition, there are plenty of twists and turns that kept me interested until the end. As I said, "Confessions of a Catholic Cop" is a good read. I recommend it without hesitation.

posted by BeBopElmo on August 31, 2011

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A gritty, real life police drama...

Confessions of a Catholic Cop is a gritty police novel that centers on NYPD officer Michael Beckett who finds himself in the middle of a highly organized crime spree in the Bronx. He must trust his instincts and his police work to find out who is responsible - and make ...
Confessions of a Catholic Cop is a gritty police novel that centers on NYPD officer Michael Beckett who finds himself in the middle of a highly organized crime spree in the Bronx. He must trust his instincts and his police work to find out who is responsible - and make them pay. The book switches between first and third person narration, which makes it a bit confusing for the reader to keep up with. The setting and descriptive details the author uses are authentic, but seem to be overdone. It leaves the reader trying to focus too hard on the details being described instead of being transported to the scene in their minds. The novel is a straight forward police/crime drama. There are no twists in the plot and there is virtually no suspense. Fans of the TV show Law & Order will appreciate this book for its methodic flow and storytelling. Fitzsimmons has a long history of police work, which gives him the advantage of knowing what really happens as a New York police officer. The reader is given a rare look into the life and mind of a cop and comes out feeling like they have a better understanding and appreciation for the work and struggles that the police force faces every day.

posted by Stephanie_Ward on September 7, 2011

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    A gritty, real life police drama...

    Confessions of a Catholic Cop is a gritty police novel that centers on NYPD officer Michael Beckett who finds himself in the middle of a highly organized crime spree in the Bronx. He must trust his instincts and his police work to find out who is responsible - and make them pay. The book switches between first and third person narration, which makes it a bit confusing for the reader to keep up with. The setting and descriptive details the author uses are authentic, but seem to be overdone. It leaves the reader trying to focus too hard on the details being described instead of being transported to the scene in their minds. The novel is a straight forward police/crime drama. There are no twists in the plot and there is virtually no suspense. Fans of the TV show Law & Order will appreciate this book for its methodic flow and storytelling. Fitzsimmons has a long history of police work, which gives him the advantage of knowing what really happens as a New York police officer. The reader is given a rare look into the life and mind of a cop and comes out feeling like they have a better understanding and appreciation for the work and struggles that the police force faces every day.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    Good Pace & Story Line

    The writing was so strong your senses came alive with the sounds, sights and smells of the South Bronx. As a New Yorker I can attest to the authors ability to transport the reader to the very streets he patrolled, as a member of the NYPD. Mr. Fitzsimmons is a writer that has set-off a Five-Alarmer with this book and I look forward to many more alarms to follow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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