Lost Wingsby Robbin Christopher Ramos
Pulsating with the heartbeat of the city that doesn't sleep, Lost Wings: The True Story of a Disgraced NYPD Cop is an all-points bulletin - a revelation of life as it is lived day-to-day by the men and women in blue whose firmly held territory is your neighborhood precinct. Former officer Chris Ramos, who wanted only one thing - to earn and hold a job as/i>
Pulsating with the heartbeat of the city that doesn't sleep, Lost Wings: The True Story of a Disgraced NYPD Cop is an all-points bulletin - a revelation of life as it is lived day-to-day by the men and women in blue whose firmly held territory is your neighborhood precinct. Former officer Chris Ramos, who wanted only one thing - to earn and hold a job as a New York City police Officer - takes us along on his daily tour of duty: eight terror-soaked hours and thirty-five minutes in the "Alamo" war zone, where every second is ticked off in gunshots or the harsh discord of domestic violence.
Then, on a seemingly ordinary night much like many others, agents of the Internal Affairs Bureau of the NYPD unexpectedly appear to inform him that he has failed a departmental drug test that he knows he should have passed, effectively ending a promising career and changing his life forever.
Robbin Christopher Ramos pulls no punches, and after reading Lost Wings, you will never look at a city policeman in the same way again.
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If you buy one book this year, get this book. It's so well written that it's almost like watching a movie. The book is not really about being a cop - if mean, if you want the chases and 911 calls and what it's like to wear the uniform, that's all there of course - but the book is really about loving something and losing it and then coming to terms with the hand that life deals you. If you've ever lost, then reading this book will literally rip your heart out. Highly recommended!
It has been a while since I've picked up a book that has intrigued me from beginning to end, and has still kept me wondering. This young author seems to have a talent to tell a story and make it interesting even though most biographies fail to do so. It doesn't matter if you believe or disbelieve his story, the telling shows that either way, he has found his calling. I read the story from cover to cover and enjoyed every up and down in his young roller-coaster experience. I highly recommend that you buy, beg, steal or borrow this book!
This book is almost identical to the LOST WINGS title published in 2003, except that it is now a trade (i.e. large) paperback edition and it has a new, much more attractive cover design.