“Confessions of a Suicidal Policewoman” by Thomas Fitzsimmons
“Police officers Michael Beckett and Destiny Jones are two of the most compelling characters ever created by novelist Thomas Fitzsimmons. Now the author, who has been called “a worthy successor to Ed McBain” by New York Times bestselling author Steven Coonts, returns with a new tale about the wisecracking, deadly duo. Roving the streets and bars of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Beckett and Destiny are starting to come to terms with their true feelings for one another when their world suddenly shifts gears. An ex-cop recruits Beckett into his gang of “rockers”-a secret society of vigilante cops who protect businesses from shakedowns for a price. A violent drug ring has taken control of an Upper East Side boutique hotel. The gang needs to be cleaned out and an old girlfriend of Beckett’s, an amoral tart who happens to co-own the place, needs saving. This leads Beckett and Destiny into one of the deadliest, most tangled operations of their lives as he pursues the drug kingpin who killed his baby sister, and Destiny is forced to confront life as an invalid or a death with dignity by her own hand. “
This is the second book in the Michael Beckett series I’ve read and reviewed. I LOVED the first one and I’m happy to say the second one didn’t disappoint.
The same high pact adventure but with a softer side. Really, I had to put the book down several times because I was crying. That was something that made this book stand out from his first, the pull on your emotions are strong. Maybe it’s because I’ve come to love the character, Michael Beckett. Or maybe because of the subject that is hard to face. I don’t know but I can say that Thomas Fitzsimmons was a genius on how he wrote it. I don’t want to give too much away because I think the surprise is part of the emotion of the book.
If you like police action books, you’ll love this one. I encourage you to read both books in the series. I even heard a rumor that there might be a third book coming out next year. If it’s true I’ll be looking forward to reading it.
I do want to give my usual warning. This isn’t a Christian book like most books I read. This book does have swearing, sex, violence… If those type of things bother, you might not like this book.
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