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Home businesses are becoming a large sector of the American economy. Easy Steps 1. Sponsor community dinners. Establish a community newsletter, bulletin board, and community roster. Establish a neighborhood watch program. Start neighborhood investment clubs, community sports activities and restoration projects. Form weekly discussion groups. Establish neighborhood baby-sitting coop. Form an organic food co-op. Create car or vanpools for commuting to and from work. Create a neighborhood work-share program. Create a mission statement. Create an asset inventory.
Bolder Steps Tear down fences: opening backyards to create communal play space and a space for neighbors to mingle and a community garden. This books starts out with a bang This is not an exciting book, nor a feel good book. But it is an interesting book in that we see the life of a police officer and what they deal with in the office, in the field, at home and then how they try to cope and get a handle on all their emotions and responsibilities.
It takes a very understanding spouse to be married to a law enforcement office. All the crap and low lives they must deal with and yet not bring Respect. All the crap and low lives they must deal with and yet not bring it home too much.
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Although I may get aggravated at some cops that take their authority above what it should be, on the whole, I have total respect for police officers and think they are crazy to keep a job like that. But am thankful that they do. I look forward to reading Superbia 2, because I definitely connected with the characters and want to see what happens in their lives next. Nov 28, Solace Winter rated it really liked it.
So, this isn't my sort of novel. At all. However, the writing was simple and yet clever and the store was about what you would expect from a novel like this. It wasn't fully comprehensive, and to be honest the resolution in the story is NOT where you would expect the resolution to be. The ending leaves more questions than answers, but the questions that are answered are the ones you need to have answered by the end of the book.
Like what in the Hell is a Truth Rabbit? The novel offers insight int So, this isn't my sort of novel. The novel offers insight into a cop's world while leaving you in the dark.
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It shows that not all crimes are solved and not all cases go the way they should. It's worth a read, it's a quick novel and Schaffer knows what he's making noise about.
This author apparently works in law enforcement. The book has an abrupt ending and the storyline is unfinished because there are indeed volumes 2 and 3 in the series. The writing style is straight forward and refreshingly well-edited for a change. This police procedural will carry you along but be warned the by Bernard Schaffer Some men see psychiatrists, some take up martial arts, some lift weights or punch bags, and some write.
This police procedural will carry you along but be warned the details can be graphic and squalid. The writer does not paint police in a particularly positive light. It will leave the reader wondering just where the dividing line between the good guys and the bad guys lies.
Sep 16, Beryl Cost rated it really liked it Shelves: drama , crime , noir. I really enjoyed this book a lot. I work in the court system and know a lot of police officers and I can see their faces in the characters in this book. I don't know what goes on behind closed doors in their day to day work but nothing mentioned in the book really surprises me. I absolutely think law enforrcement is underpaid and underappreciated.
I'm going to go start the next one right now. Jul 11, Heather added it. It's a cop story--there are drug dealers, and prostitutes and bad cops and good cops and young cops and cops who aspire to be chief so they will kiss butt and lie at any opportunity. There is swearing and families that function without their police dad--some better than others. There are cops who see terrible, awful things that they can't ever un-see. There are people who defend the child molester uncle instead of the child victim. There are cops that keep secrets for the right price and those w It's a cop story--there are drug dealers, and prostitutes and bad cops and good cops and young cops and cops who aspire to be chief so they will kiss butt and lie at any opportunity.
There are cops that keep secrets for the right price and those who are beaten to keep secrets. I don't think cops could function without a huge helping of arrogance. It had it all. I'll read book 2. Jun 18, Steve rated it it was ok. First in a police procedural series, written by a former police officer.
Dialog a bit cliched, couple dream scenes, a bunch of episodes thrown together instead of one big case. Lots of high "domestic drama". Called "gritty" by some - meh. Biggest issue is, this is supposed to be suburban Philly, but could be suburban Phoenix just as well. No local color. Short and quick, but I doubt I will be reading any of t First in a police procedural series, written by a former police officer. Short and quick, but I doubt I will be reading any of the subsequent volumes in this series. Not horrible or bad, just better stuff out there.
Mar 06, J. Sked rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: everyone. The author is a policeman, and has managed to bring an underlying sense of "this is how it is" to this story. Following two cops forced to pair up together while one recovers from a traumatic shooting, this story made me laugh, gasp, and at the end just about broke my heart.
Schaffer shows the human heart of police work, far removed from the gloss of CSI's pretty people and makes you care about them. Warning :Strong language and some nasty details for the sensitive souls out there. Recommended for The author is a policeman, and has managed to bring an underlying sense of "this is how it is" to this story. Recommended for : everyone who wants a good, hard look at police life without the sparkly bits. Dec 18, Ana rated it really liked it Shelves: free-ebooks. Fucking great book.
I said it. Not my most brilliant piece of mind but it's heartfelt. I don't know how much of this was made up or real and I don't particularly care. It's damn good. The writing is clever, clear and with no bullshit. Not my usual type of book at all. In fact, I was pretty reluctant to read it but I'd had it for a couple months and thought I should give it a try.
I don't regret it one bit.
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I didn't put it down once after I started reading it. It was fun yet scary. Enterta Fucking great book. Entertaining yet painful. Passionate and yet It has real feeling behind all of it. Well done. Jul 05, Jeff Benham rated it really liked it. It is a bit dark and has little humor, but it is part of a trilogy. It shows the seedier side of police work. The main character is a patrol cop thrown in to detective work while he recovers from being shot.
He doesn't mind going outside the box, but has a problem with the corruption. The second book looks like it deals with how he plots his revenge, so if you like this book, plan on reading the entire trilogy.
Apr 23, Jack rated it really liked it. Kinda like Wambaugh's "Choir Boys", but a bit more dark. Some cop humor and a peek inside a police department. Schaffer is a real life police detective and a writer. This is a novel, but he draws on his long career as a law enforcement officer.
This is a pretty decent, tight story about a patrol cop assigned to partner with a small police force's one-man detective department. Pretty good read if you like police stories and dark cop humor. Apr 14, Wonderkell rated it it was amazing Shelves: mystery. There is serious tragedy balanced out with much levity - and I personally found the levity hysterically funny.
It's a really great, funny, gritty peek into the lives of cops in small town Suberbia. Apr 03, Susan Adkins rated it really liked it. Police officer Frank O'Ryan is left with a shattered knee and a growing addiction to Percocet. Then he is assigned to assist the most despised person in his police department, Detective Vic Ajax. Superbia is the funniest, scariest, most brutal account of what police officers truly experience. Nov 02, Susan rated it liked it. Police officer Frank O'Ryan is back at work after nearly recovering from being shot.
Where he now works with Detective Ajax investigating 'real crimes'. Gritty, 'enjoyable' not sure but would like to read more. Mar 21, N. Kuhn rated it really liked it Shelves: action. I rather enjoyed this book. It's not your typical Police story. I like the passion, aggression and feeling that's in this story. I enjoyed the plots, twists and thread of the story. I feel it was very well written, and told. I can't wait to delve into the next one. Jun 16, Sian rated it really liked it. An interesting look inside a seemingly apathetic cop who may end up being more.
Enjoyable, entertaining, and definitely a yearning for more is where I am left at the end of this book. I will definitely be picking up book 2. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Bernard Schaffer. Bernard Schaffer. Bernard Schaffer is the author of multiple novels, including the Santero and Rein Thriller series, and a non-fiction book studied at universities and police academies all across the United States. But that's not all. In addition to writing, he is a full-time police detective active duty, not retired , former child actor retired, not active , and father of two children. He credits his "voracious Bernard Schaffer is the author of multiple novels, including the Santero and Rein Thriller series, and a non-fiction book studied at universities and police academies all across the United States.
He published several small-press stories in the 's, before attending the Montgomery County Municipal Police Academy.