Sandy's Spotlight - BOOK REVIEW - Curbchek by Zach Fortier
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The following is my February 16, 2013, 5 Star Review:
Author: Zach Fortier
Genre: True Crime, Crime Drama
Length: Approximately 230 Pages
Whew! Amazing read. This is one of those books that took me a long time to get through. Mainly because I would read a chapter and then read it out loud to my husband who enjoyed the book as much as I did.
Each chapter is a specific incident that happened to Mr. Fortier while serving as a police officer. If you're looking for a book to read that will keep you mesmerized, and yet not bog you down because you just don't have time to get through the whole thing at once, this is the perfect book for you. Each chapter has a conclusion to that specific story Mr. Fortier is telling.
If you are a fan of the TV show Southland, this is a must read. I now know the true meaning behind the word gritty.
I would like to personally thank Mr. Fortier for his service as a police officer. I've always had a huge respect for policemen and policewomen, but after reading this, I just can't imagine how their lives are affected by protecting all of us.
Curbchek is the story of a damaged cop, Zach Fortier. Fortier worked in the police department for the city where he grew up. One foot in the world of the cops, courts and legal system. The other in the world of gangs, drugs, thugs and street violence. Where the laws and rules are made by the strongest, the schemers and most brutal. Read about the transformation of Fortier from a green rookie to a damaged paranoid veteran seeing danger in every situation. Follow along as he walks this tight rope. Trying to make difference, breaking the laws he promised to enforce. This is a story of law and order uncensored.