The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop

The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop

by Dan Marcou
     
 

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The Calling is an action-packed drama that takes you through the first five years of the career of an American cop. You will get to know Dan McCarthy, who wants to be a cop for all the right reasons. You will ride along with McCarthy as he saves lives, catches bad guys, and tries to survive long enough to become a "veteran." McCarthy is a fictional cop in

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The Calling is an action-packed drama that takes you through the first five years of the career of an American cop. You will get to know Dan McCarthy, who wants to be a cop for all the right reasons. You will ride along with McCarthy as he saves lives, catches bad guys, and tries to survive long enough to become a "veteran." McCarthy is a fictional cop in the fictional city of La Claire, Wisconsin. You will navigate the streets of La Claire with McCarthy and his colorful beat partners, Stammos, Carpenter, Dooley, Sgt. Compton, and the incorrigible Stanley Brockman.

Get ready for a realistic tour of what policemen do all over this country twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Strap on your duty belt and buckle your seat belt. It's gonna be one helluva ride!

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PoliceOne
The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop' is a must read for recruits
Although The Calling is a fictional novel, it gives readers a sense they are climbing into the squad or walking the beat with the book's main character, Officer Dan McCarthy

When I speak with my good friend and PoliceOne colleague Dan Marcou, we almost always have "a thing" to discuss, but our conversations will frequently also take unexpected turns down paths we just happen along as we exchange ideas rattling around in our heads.

That's precisely what happened a few months ago when the topic of his first book, The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop, came up. During that call back in January, Dan mentioned how there was a common theme seen in reports written by recruits after reading The Calling (it's been required reading at Fox Valley Technical College in Wisconsin since 2008). At my urging, he read a couple of things they'd said about it and I was struck by how similar those comments were to my own personal memory of the book.

I've read all three of Dan's books, and always list them among my favorite reads authored by my columnists, but hadn't read The Calling in quite a while, so I thought it would be fun to re-read it and do a column on it that would include comments from those students. Consequently, we both left that phone call with an "assignment" to complete. I would re-read The Calling and Dan would work on getting permission for me to use some comments from those students who loved the book as much as I do. What follows is the result of that collaboration.
Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief, Editor's Corner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933272115
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
383,773
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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