Brushed Back

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"Dignity is best defined as how well you rise after you have fallen." Police Detective Gino Spinelli must rebuild his police career and credibility after he's linked to the suicide of his ex-girlfriend. He escapes disciplinary action by taking a sergeant's position with a nearby small suburban city. After a few months at his new department, Spinelli receives a late-night phone call informing him one of his fellow officers is accused of murdering his wife. Spinelli is assigned to monitor the case and takes the unfavorable position of the officer's ...
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Overview

"Dignity is best defined as how well you rise after you have fallen." Police Detective Gino Spinelli must rebuild his police career and credibility after he's linked to the suicide of his ex-girlfriend. He escapes disciplinary action by taking a sergeant's position with a nearby small suburban city. After a few months at his new department, Spinelli receives a late-night phone call informing him one of his fellow officers is accused of murdering his wife. Spinelli is assigned to monitor the case and takes the unfavorable position of the officer's innocence. He relies on his instincts, putting his career on the line and following leads to other potential suspects. Spinelli, who is no stranger to trouble and controversy, confronts obstacles to the case including the US Marshals Service protecting a federal witness, a stagnant and paranoid police chief, disputes with other police agencies, and technology advances he's not equipped to understand. During his investigation, Spinelli whose self-described love life includes two ex-wives and a handful of past live-ins encounters his former high school sweetheart, Annie, and is tempted to rekindle the relationship. Will Gino solve the murder of Theresa Pucci, and seize this second chance with Annie, after the 'Brush Back' pitch life has thrown him?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897370452
  • Publisher: Lachesis Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Pages: 240

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  • Posted May 5, 2009

    Wonderful,Really Great!

    Mr. Paloma is a unique,and gifted writer. This book was different,but equally a page turner. I just didn't want to put it down. It was an enjoyment to read. Waiting for the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2009

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    Great Insight

    Rich Paloma's latest work has a captivating story and provided great insight to the thoughts of a vet police officer and the workings of an unpopular investigation. The romance between Spinelli and his sweetheart Annie is an excellent underlying story.

    I read the Beach Club and now Brushed Back. I have to say Bruched Back is much better with intriguing characters, a descriptive valley setting, and the cynicism of a charcater that you find yourself rooting for through the journey.

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  • Posted February 8, 2009

    Another great book!

    Mr. Paloma has done it again. I really enjoyed BEACH CLUB, but honestly find this one even better. The characters are very relatable.You can empathize with Spinelli's dilemas. I found myself questioning my thoughts as the story unfolded and was very pleased with the ending. Loved the story line about his old/new flame, maybe another book to see if he can keep this girl?<BR/>Not another coffee shop/donut eating cop story. Light humor, intriguing story, lovely romance. Bravo.

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  • Posted January 28, 2009

    A Wild Ride

    Brushed Back puts you inside the mind of a California police sergeant and takes you on a journey, not just of his own redemption, but one to seek the truth when dealing with one of his own officers. The road toward the truth was a bumpy one, filled with twists and turns in every direction. Definately a story that kept you turning pages until the very end with characters that grow on you with every chapter. I loved all the details concerning the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas. It felt like home.

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