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Confessions Of A Catholic Cop

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Confessions of a Catholic Cop is a gripping thrill ride and a first-rate mystery. Author, and ex-New York City cop Thomas Fitzsimmons takes the reader on a journey through the gritty Bronx underbelly, a journey which includes characters from the highest class of Fifth Avenue executives, corrupt cops, shady bar owners, and honest beat cops. The story follows an honest Bronx ...more
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published (first published February 6th 2011)
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Stephanie Ward
Sep 07, 2011 Stephanie Ward rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned, will-trade
Confessions of a Catholic Cop is a gritty police novel that centers on NYPD officer Michael Beckett who finds himself in the middle of a highly organized crime spree in the Bronx. He must trust his instincts and his police work to find out who is responsible – and make them pay.
The book switches between first and third person narration, which makes it a bit confusing for the reader to keep up with. The setting and descriptive details the author uses are authentic, but seem to be overdone. It
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Tracy Smith
Aug 06, 2011 Tracy Smith rated it it was amazing
From being an actor on a big-time TV show, to cruising the downtrodden streets of the Bronx in search of killers, comes the "Confessions of a Catholic Cop."

This story unfolds like a criminal show on TV with it's main character, Michael Beckett, leading the way. He's been with the NYPD for 10 years now and thinks he's in need of a change but circumstances and alot of unexplained drama keeps pulling him back in. Follow his story as he witnesses a horrible tragedy and vows to take on the ones resp
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Kathleen Valentine
Sep 21, 2011 Kathleen Valentine rated it really liked it
Puzzling Title, Good Story

Thomas Fitzsimmons is a relatively new, independent author who was a New York City cop for ten years and is also a Vietnam veteran. As such he ha plenty of experience with the darker side of human nature and he uses it well in his debut novel. His lead character, Michael Beckett, is a likeable guy, a good cop, a decent human being who was raised in an Irish Catholic family and who works part time as an actor on the television program Law and Order. I thought the latter
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Monica
Sep 15, 2011 Monica rated it really liked it
have to be honest; I was a little hesitant about doing this review. I'm more of a history, biography, "top 10 book club” type of girl. When I saw the cover, I tried to get my husband to read it and do the review, I thought it was more his type of book. He told me I, “had agreed to do the review and had an obligation to the author and publisher”, and even though I’m stubborn and reluctant to admit this, he was absolutely correct.

Let me reiterate, that which has been said a thousand times ...you
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Aug 28, 2011 Annie rated it liked it
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Thomas Fitzsimmons
Aug 11, 2011 Thomas Fitzsimmons rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"Confessions of a Catholic Cop" is a powerful, page-turning thriller about love, trust and the search for true identity. The story delves into the dark and dangerous streets of New York City's South Bronx, where NYPD cop Michael Beckett and writer Solana Ortiz uncover a trail of corruption that leads to some of the City's most powerful people. Author Thomas Fitzsimmons, a former NYPD cop who worked in the precinct where the book is set, has the unique ability to put you into the storyline, makin ...more
Naomi
Sep 17, 2011 Naomi rated it really liked it
I must say that I enjoyed this book. There was a bit of overdrama in the book with a studley~dudley, macho man main character, which I normally pan in books, but it worked with this one. I couldn't see the "cop" characters written any other way...
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Thomas Fitzsimmons didn't need to go to the public library, interview participants, or hire a team of high-priced researchers to write gritty stories. For Fitzsimmons, a former New York City police officer, NBC television personality, Ford Model, and soap-opera/TV commercial actor, business associate and friend to some of the country's most rich and famous, it was as simple as recalling his life.

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