Friday, March 22, 2013
THE GOOD COP Carter Ross Series No. 4
Carter Ross is a reporter for the Newark Eagle-Examiner. He's been handed an assignment to investigate and write about the death of a Newark policeman. Just as he's beginning, the death is ruled a suicide and Ross is pulled from the story.
That should have stopped him, but of course it didn't. The more he learns about Detective Sergeant Darius Kipps, the more convinced Ross is that Kipps didn't commit suicide. In fact, he had everything to live for. Blocked at every turn by the police in his quest, Carter is determined to find out what really happened.
Along with his reporting duties, Ross is constantly side-stepping his boss Tina's quest to have him impregnate her. She's decided that he's the perfect candidate to fulfill her dream of having a child before her biological clock runs down. But while Ross is seriously interested in Tina, he's not willing to settle for just being a stud service.
Brad Parks has injected a tongue-in-cheek humor in his characters and THE GOOD COP is a hilarious pleasure to read. It doesn't hurt that the setting is many of the New Jersey towns any New Jerseyan is familiar with!
I enjoyed THE GOOD COP so much that I've since gone back and read all the rest of the Carter Ross series. I'd suggest you start with an earlier one, but they're all fun to read as Ross tears up the turf in the Garden State!
Pub. Date: March 5, 2013
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