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  • File Size: 770 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00571O3X2
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Novelist, screenwriter, and television personality, Paul Bishop spent 35 years with the Los Angeles Police Department and was twice honored as Detective of the Year. He continues to work privately as a deception and interrogation expert. His fifteen novels include five in his LAPD Homicide Detective Fey Croaker series. His latest novel, Lie Catchers, begins a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall. He is currently working on the sequel, Lie Killers, and a standalone police novel, Gunhawks.
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As of this writing, this e-book is available for $2.99, and let me tell you THAT is a bargain. If you love mysteries and/or police proceedurals and/or "buddy" relationships - this book is for you. I have been looking for this as an ebook for awhile, under its' original title - "Citadel Run" - which talks about a famous (fictional?) race that LAPD officers would sometimes do to see if, on their shift, they were able to get to Vegas and back in record time.

Add to that an about to retire male cop and his new female (japanese american) partner (remember this is 1977 - so all of this is a big deal within the plot), as well as a nice mystery for them to solve - you have on great book here.

The author, Paul Bishop, is a law enforcement officer himself and his writing offers the reader the feel of being behind the scenes while still presenting an entertaining story. This was, as I recall, the first book by Bishop and set the stage for many other works, and characters. His books are always engaging and enjoyable.

If you want to begin with a bang, then "Hot Pursuit" (aka Citadel Run) is for you. You will not be sorry, and this will definitely leave you wanting more!
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"Hot Pursuit" by veteran LAPD Detective Paul Bishop is an outstanding book! I love the characters especially the relationship between the veteran Officer Calico Jack Walker and his rookie partner, Tina Tamiko. Mr. Bishop knows the LAPD inside and out and it shows in his writings about that very interesting organization.
A+++
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By jaimilyn on July 13, 2012
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This is an example of everyone winning when an author's backlist is published as low cost e-books. Polished writing and a good story that are not normally found in a $2.99 book (or free like I got this one).

A couple of caveats, mentioned by other reviewers:

1. If you are offended by racial/gender/otherwise slurs, skip this. This book seems like a relatively accurate reflection of policemen in several decades ago, long before PC training and sexual harassment lawsuits came about. The narrative is more believable because of the banter and language used, but it can be heavy handed, so buyer beware.

2. The Kindle formatting is terrible in spots. My guess is that the publisher just grabbed an old paperback book and scanned it into the computer and published it without having someone do a read-through to sanity check it. I can look past a lot of scanning errors though, since there's no grammar or punctuation abuse like you'll find in the newer under-edited offerings you'll find in the same price range.

Conclusion: If the formatting was perfect, I'd be tempted to give this a full five stars or at least a 4.5.
Recommend to others? Yes
Read again? Yes
Read the next in the series? Already finished it
Read anything else from this author? I'm in the middle of Penalty Shot and am really enjoying it so far.
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I love this book! In fact I loved it so much that I just bought the sequel. And since I got this one for free, that is an endorsement.

It's 1978. Training officer Calico Jack Walker and his partner probationary officer Tina Tamiko are about to reach different milestones in their careers. Calico is about to retire after 30 years on the job and Tina is about to end her probationary status. One really bad night on patrol sets several wheels in motion, sparking a feud with two officers from a different division,and an unlikely romance. It all culminates in a race to Las Vegas and back while both sets of partners are supposed to be on duty, and proof that good cops - really good cops - are good cops whether their on duty, off duty, or a few hundred miles outside of their jurisdiction...while on duty.

Paul Bishop wrote this story in the 1990s but because it doesn't feel dated. That may be because of the period setting. The book is a mix of low even slapstick comedy, high tension drama, caper story, buddy tale and rip-snorting adventure, with a touch of sex and romance for a little extra flavour. None of it, including the sex and romance feel extraneous or forced. One can imagine a bunch of cops sitting around a bar telling stories and having this one come up in the course of the evening. Sailors call this "yarning" and this is a good yarn.

So, if I love the book so much why only four stars? Well while the book is great there are enough typos and problems with the layout that it had a negative impact on my enjoyment of the novel. Beyond the usual mispellings and extraneous characters that you sometimes find, there are sentences that have a paragraph break in the middle.
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As a retired LEO and also former bareback rider on the east coast ...I have determined that a cop is a cop where ever he/she is ? This book is a reminder of how much I miss it and how much fun it was ....even at the low pay and payday to payday struggles I wouldn't trade the years on job for anything. Luckily , I have a son mid-point on his LEO career that keeps me up to date with all the antics. This is a must read for all us old farts !
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