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Many of his family were Garda and so it was natural for Luke to follow in their footsteps. After five years working as a bartender in NYC, as an illegal immigrant, he was fortunate enough to become a U. It is not what you know, but who you know. It ended abruptly when a woman of means complained to of a dog relieving himself on the street without a resulting arrest by the officer.
He moved on to the pickpocket squad on the West Side. The scams there are amazing and entertaining as hell. This tome reads like Joseph Wambaugh, another ex-cop and writer. The next adventure would be the narcotics squad in Washington Heights which provided hundreds of hours of overtime.
That case and that of a family killed in a fire have continued to haunt Luke Waters. The following chapters return to the mundane and constant stabbings and shootings of the South Bronx go Yankees! NYPD Green is an excellent read. Feb 25, Jose Torres rated it really liked it Shelves: auto-biography. A well written memoir by retired NYPD detective. He talks to us about his early childhood, experience prior to joining the NYPD.
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Afterwards he shows us his first hand experiences in dealing with law breakers and the community, to the every day occurences to some rather obscure cases and how it affected him on a personal level. A light manifestation to the internal workings of "politics" inside the NYPD which unfortunately affects every major organization especially the military. Oct 15, Lightthiscandle rated it it was amazing. Buy this book! This is one of those books that are written by people who have lived an interesting life and who have great stories to tell.
Even if you aren't the type of person who reads crime books, you will enjoy this book. Dec 15, Kyle rated it liked it. Some interesting parts but the writing style was very dull and I found the book hard to finish. I was excited and surprised to see that I had won a Goodreads giveaway of this "Memoir" saying to myself, "How lucky am I? While there are facets of this book that I do not doubt, the sad reality is that this son of Ireland turned U.
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Far too early. The author even claimed early in the book that he was a bartender in but didn't know the name Daryl Strawberry. It's not exactly a common name.
The fact that this book was published and obviously not properly vetted is resounding proof of why so many talented authors have lost faith with mainstream publishing houses and have opted to self publish. I have no doubt that Mr. Waters served the city that I love faithfully and with pride, but he seems to have watched one too many episodes of "Blue Bloods" and has lost touch with reality. Save your money and your time. Nov 01, Ann rated it really liked it.
I'm not a non-fiction, biography reader but I'm glad I picked up this book. My husband loves police stories of any kind. Thank you for the opportunity. Thank you, M! Thanks for the recommendation. Your email address will not be published.
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I would love to own this book? I read a lot of Irish crime fiction. This sounds like a great book! I would love to read this memoir, it sounds even better than crime fiction. Thank you! I love reading detective stories and this looks like a fantastic read. Would love to read this book. I love crime novels, especially true stories.
NYPD Green : A Memoir by Luke Waters (2017, Paperback)
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