“Confessions of a Catholic Cop” by Thomas Fitzsimmons
“The rough streets of the South Bronx – home to countless gangs, pimps, and hustlers. Where a gunshot is as common as a baby crying and a day without a murder is an oddity. This is where 10-year police veteran Michael Beckett has spent his career.
When he lands a walk-on role on “Law & Order,” Beckett hopes to trade chasing criminals for a new life in front of the camera…and maybe even to settle down with the show’s beautiful writer, Solana Ortiz. But when Solana’s South Bronx neighborhood goes up in flames in a string of arsons, Beckett must put aside his caviar dreams and do what he does best – police work. With the help of his fanatical partner, Vinnie D’Amato, Beckett unlocks a heinous scheme that reaches into the deepest pockets of power and greed in New York City. “
I LOVED this book. It was easy for me to look past the parts I wasn’t use to reading(i.e. swearing). I love detective books and I love one that keep me turning the pages. This one is both.
I fell in love with the character, Beckett, and his high adventurous life as a cop in the Bronx. There is a love story, murder mystery, lies, death(suicide) and betrayal throughout the book. As you read you want the truth to come out, you want Beckett to “win” in the end, but you also don’t want to see the heart ache he has to go through to “win”.
There are a lot of ups & downs in this book. I was never sure if I really wanted to move on through the story or not because I didn’t want to read the down parts. But the book as a whole is awesome.
I would recommend this book to adults who love drama, adventure, mystery and a bit of a love story. The author also left the book open to possible sequels which would make me very happy. Maybe we’ll see more drama between Beckett and the Gold Company.
**Edit** I just found out there is a sequel to the book, look for a review of it coming soon**
For my readers who are use to me reviewing Christian books I want to make a warning that is book does not fall into that category. There is swearing, sex and murder. So if those type of books don’t appeal to you, I would say you would not like it. But those things made the book very realistic too.
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