Piece of the Action by Stephen Solomita

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In 1957, a young cop boxes his way to a gold shield, and finds corruption everywhere he turns
Before he became one of the most feared detectives in the New York Police Department, Stanley Moodrow was a boxer. A big kid with sledgehammer fists and a body that didn’t know when to quit, he won his first twenty bouts handily, and might have gone pro if he saw a future in it. But the men in Moodrow’s family have always been cops, and he wanted to join their ranks. As a young recruit, Moodrow knows that the pain he has suffered in the ring puts him a step ahead of the fresh-faced youngsters around him. Using his boxing talent as a way to get the attention of the brass, he wins his detective’s badge in record time. But when he starts life among the elite, he learns that there is nothing in the department that can’t be bought. Even the blood of the innocents has a price tag.

About Stephen Solomita

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Stephen Solomita is the author of several critically acclaimed thrillers, including "Damaged Goods About the ReaderJason Culp has been featured on the soap operas "General Hospital, "Days of Our Lives, and "Another World, and appeared in the film "Skinheads.
Published January 22, 2013 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 271 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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Moodrow agrees but treads softly, not wanting to further alienate his future father-in-law, powerful Inspector Pat Cohan, who's just given Moodrow a gold shield but who's angered because Moodrow is balking at his new post as assistant to the precinct bagman.

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The author of A Twist of the Knife and three other suspense novels starring New York City police detective Stanley Moodrow, Solomita here goes back in time, weaving a satisfying, fast-paced tale of his character's first years on the force.

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