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Bad Luck Cadet
     

Bad Luck Cadet

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by Suzie Ivy
 

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Do you have what it takes?

At the age of twenty-five you have your whole life in front of you. When you're forty-five years old, fifty pounds overweight, and lying in bed with a broken hip, what do you have? Depression, red wine and no future, or so Suzie Ivy thought.

An advertisement on a drugstore bulletin board changed Suzie's thinking and lands

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Do you have what it takes?

At the age of twenty-five you have your whole life in front of you. When you're forty-five years old, fifty pounds overweight, and lying in bed with a broken hip, what do you have? Depression, red wine and no future, or so Suzie Ivy thought.

An advertisement on a drugstore bulletin board changed Suzie's thinking and lands her in the police academy. Was she out of her mind? No, and she decided to live up to the challenge and achieve an almost forgotten dream.

This story combines determination, full body muscle pain, and laughter. Did you know, to pass the new polygraph testing, you sit on butt plates because your butt cheeks clench when you lie? Or how a normal person feels after being administered the rigorous psychological testing with the end result for passing being low pay, enormous amounts of stress, and the pleasure of working graveyard shifts? The advertisement should have read, "Crazy People Wanted."

Bad Luck Cadet is Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, from Full Metal Jacket, training both Thelma and Louise wrapped up in one five foot three inch package. The test of wills begin and who will survive?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157050191
Publisher:
Four Carat Press
Publication date:
11/06/2016
Series:
Bad Luck Detective , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Suzie Ivy lives high in the Arizona Mountains with her husband and two spoiled dogs. She writes about life. love, and happiness. She is a public speaker guaranteed to kick you in the duff and point you in the direction of your dreams. For more information about Suzie and her work visit badluckdetective.com

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Bad Luck Cadet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JimC1946 More than 1 year ago
When Suzie Ivy asked me to review her book Bad Luck Cadet, her story sounded pretty interesting, so I accepted, but not without a little trepidation. What if I hated the book and wrote a scathing review? It's probably not the smartest thing to have a cop on your case, but I looked on a map and determined that Ms. Ivy lives more than 2,000 miles from me, so she could hardly jump in her police car and pop in on me on an impulse. Or could she? In any case, if things really went south, I could always apply for the government's Reviewer Protection Program. But I was worried for nothing. Bad Luck Cadet was a fascinating account of Ms. Ivy's experience at the police academy. Equally fascinating was the idea of an overweight, sedentary woman in her mid-forties with grown children suddenly deciding she wanted to be a cop. But that's what happened. However, it wasn't just a matter of filling out an application and passing a couple of tests, then being handed a badge and a gun. There was the matter of a grueling eighteen-week session at the Arizona police academy, where the instructors were determined to wash out as many cadets as they could, with women being at the top of their list. The author described it as a "Hollywood set for the remake of Full Metal Jacket." In fact, in some ways the training sounded very similar to the Marines boot camp regimen at Parris Island. In addition to the long classroom hours and the exhausting physical training, the cadets came to dread the morning inspections, where their sergeant examined every inch of their bodies and uniforms to find so much as a hair out of place. Ms. Ivy described the inspections, noting that her OBGYN exams weren't as thorough! Ms. Ivy told her story very simply in a conversational style of writing that was both funny and poignant. It was impossible to read her story without gaining an admiration for her determination to get through the academy even when young men half her age were dropping out. The bottom line: I enjoyed Bad Luck Cadet very much, and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel, Bad Luck Officer.