This was a tough Book to like. The main character, John Kelly, suffers some life changing trauma early in the book. Kelly, a police officer, is struggling to recover from the trauma. The book details the life of a cop and the issues they face.
The courtroom and its vagrancies are also in this book. Public defenders are shown defending people who they don’t like and, in some cases, know that the miscreants should be incarcerated. The difficulty in having personal relationships as a cop and as an attorney are shown.
Bergin pulls no punches and brings a gritty realism to his work. Kelly is a man out of control. Someone needs to step in but his family is no help.
I can’t say I found the style of writing captivating but the message and story are compelling.
I have friends and relatives who are cops who struggle with the negativity that has most recently surrounded their work. I have a friend who has defended people he really abhorred but he believes they have a right to a defense. Bergin brought home many feelings in this book.
It is a sad and some times hard to read book that I recommend.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.