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The Good Cop (Carter Ross Series #4)

The Good Cop (Carter Ross Series #4)

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by Brad Parks

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As long as Newark Eagle-Examiner reporter Carter Ross turns in his stories on deadline, no one bats an eye if he doesn't wander into the newsroom until 10 or 11 in the morning. So it's an unpleasant surprise when he's awakened at 8:38 a.m. by a phone call from his boss, telling him a local policeman was killed and to get the story. Shaking himself awake,

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The Good Cop: A Mystery 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, I read tremendous reviews about this book in the Sunday paper. I was so excited about the review, that I bought the book immediately, not knowing that it's the fourth book in the series. With that said, I will say that this book is a fast read, but, there's not much depth. I found it very inconceivable that a newspaper reporter cracked the case wide open, while the entire police force in Newark, N.J. (one of the toughest, I might say) is looking the other way. Still, it did hold my interest but I don't think I'll be reading another in this series or by this author. His writing style, to me, is somewhat juvenile.
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Lynie More than 1 year ago
Carter Ross is a reporter for the Newark Eagle-Examiner.  He's been handed an assignment to investigate and write about the death of a Newark policeman.  Just as he's beginning, the death is ruled a suicide and Ross is pulled from the story.  That should have stopped him, but of course it didn't.  The more he learns about Detective Sergeant Darius Kipps, the more convinced Ross is that Kipps didn't commit suicide.  In fact, he had everything to live for.  Blocked at every turn by the police in his quest, Carter is determined to find out what really happened.  Along with his reporting duties, Ross is constantly side-stepping his boss Tina's quest to have him impregnate her.  She's decided that he's the perfect candidate to fulfill her dream of having a child before her biological clock runs down.  But while Ross is seriously interested in Tina, he's not willing to settle for just being a stud service.  Brad Parks has injected a tongue-in-cheek humor in his characters and THE GOOD COP is a hilarious pleasure to read.   It doesn't hurt that the setting is many of the New Jersey towns any New Jerseyan is familiar with! I enjoyed THE GOOD COP so much that I've since gone back and read all the rest of the Carter Ross  series.  I'd suggest you start with an earlier one, but they're all fun to read as Ross tears up the turf in the Garden State!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brad Parks has a wonderful sense of humor. I really enjoyed this book.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
reading a brad parks novel is a real treat. carter ross is a newman that has a nose for news, and trouble. tis time he is looking into a news story and discovers that there could be 'dirty cops' in the city. how to find out and prove it? that is carter's aim. while he is doing that trouble finds him and also leads him to find the answers. thesse stories are brilliantly written and with a touch of wry humor. the characters in carter's life as a newsman are colorful. if you want a real treat, read a carter ross story by brad parks. i guarantee you'll love it!!!