If Punxsatawney Phil emerges from his home at Gobblers Knob to look at his Kindle this morning and finds some great new free Kindle titles like this morning’s latest additions to our 200+ Free Book Alert listings, tradition and legend have it that he will burrow back down into the ground and keep reading until the snow melts….
The 5-star story of Dougie Cohen, a tattooed punk rocker turned rookie San Francisco policeman, who is on a collision course with the reality of urban law enforcement…
“This is, hands down, one of the best books I have ever read.”
Cop – A Novel
by Daniel B. Silver
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
(Ed. Note: I’ve read a lot of gritty, stunningly realistic first-person narratives of the seamy, seedy side of urban life, and even lived some. Usually, if the material is great, I lower the bar a bit with regard to literary expectations and still enjoy and am enriched by what I am reading. But every now and then we come across someone with an amazing story to tell, and real gifts as a writer. Here’s a case in point: Daniel B. Silver. Don’t get me wrong: he’s not Jane Austen or Henry James. But he can flat out write. If this was 1956 and someone smart put Cop – A Novel into the hands of Lawrence Ferlinghetti or Gregory Corso and they read it, the inevitable result would be that they’d be calling him the Kop Kerouac and they’d be getting him to read at City Lights Bookstore and Allen Ginsburg would be calling him the Cop Messiah and …. well, please pardon my lapse into time travel, but this is just a great piece of writing and a brilliant, funny, dark look into the realities of a cop’s life. Check out the FREE sample, but don’t be surprised if you end up buying the book. And reading it. And loving it. –S.W.)
Here’s the set-up:
“A must read for anyone considering going into law enforcement. A must read for friends and family of LEO officers. The tales of a unique rookie cop learning the ropes in one of the most unique cities in the world. The author’s style is approachable for many different level readers, casual as well as the more discerning.”
“Realistic view of officer’s real life – an eye opener for those who have an officer friend or family member. Well written – tough but hopeful. Couldn’t put it down.”
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