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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: All Things That Matter Press (August 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984651721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984651726
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,031,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Edward P. Ciesielski, Jr., aka “Ski,” was born and raised in Baltimore City and currently resides in Bowie, MD with his wife Janet and son Paul. Mr. Ciesielski graduated from the Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore and later attended the University of Maryland University College. He served as a Prince George’s County Maryland Police Officer from 1970-90, having attained the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Ciesielski’s tenure with the PGPD includes service in the homicide section from 1976-1981 where he was responsible for the investigation of over 400 deaths. Included in those investigations were fifty-nine homicides of which only three remain unsolved. While a member of the PGPD’s Special Operations Division, Mr. Ciesielski and other squad members were temporarily assigned to the US Secret Service and arrested Arthur H. Bremer immediately after he shot Alabama Governor George C. Wallace and three other people at the Laurel Shopping Center in Laurel, MD on May 15, 1972. Currently, Mr. Ciesielski serves as a background investigator for the federal government. The impetus for Mr. Ciesielski’s debut novel, IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, is based in large part on his personal and professional life experiences as well as those of friends and relatives, especially his father, a retired Baltimore City Firefighter. He has begun work on a sequel, THE KIT, expected to be completed sometime in 2012.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SLL698 on July 12, 2012
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If you have surrendered your literary soul to boilerplate, formula-driven, assembly-line novels, and are comfortable with that, then too bad for you. Seize this opportunity to break free of your self-imposed boundaries-read "In Sheep's Clothing."
Ciesielski has written a novel that no one else could have written. Why? Because Ciesielski lived the majority of this tale. The only "expert" he needed to consult was himself, unlike other authors, who must rely on 698 specialists for facts, opinions, and ideas to cobble together a story.
This author has done a masterful job of weaving together history, geography, politics, police work, psychological phenomena and murder into a readable and believable tapestry. Early on, readers will sense that something evil is afoot, and soon, one may feel peeping-tom-ish as they peer through the window of Ciesielski's brain into the soul of his protagonist. The final pages will leave you licking your lips in anticipation of a sequel-one that must be delivered, for to not continue with this saga would be as evil as, say, a trip to Cove Road.
Read the book if you don't know what I'm talking about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 1, 2012
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In Sheep's Clothing

Author: Edward P. Ciesielski, JR.

The men who serve our country deserve the honor and respect of the America people and those they serve. When they come home after their tour they should receive all the support, help and financial assistance to assimilate back into their community and support their families. Some never make it home and others come home fraction of what they were before. Lives are lost during a war it is unavoidable. Tow or more sides fight to win and casualties are incurred and the war continues along with the fighting. No matter how you turn it the end result for some is inevitable: Death. Some pay dearly with their lives and others in different ways. One man, Cpl. Paul Pinski paid the ultimate price when he used his body as a human shield to stop a hand grenade from exploding on others and saved many lives. Author Edward P. Ciesielskim JR. begins his debut novel with an inside and up close description of the mission that cost Paul his life. Taking the reader into the trenches, the jungle and hearing the communications between the men you can picture their final moments as if you were there yourself. But, this is just the beginning of this powerful novel. Although Paul would be awarded, posthumously the Medal of Honor for his act of heroism it does not bring him back to his family. Taking the reader on a short journey back in time you learn about Paul and Lucy, their relationship and their upcoming knowledge that they were going to become parents.

Captain Matthew Kilmun was his commanding officer. Hardnosed, a West Pointer, and army bound, would not take anything less than being on the front lines. Offered a high- powered position at General Motors he resigned in order to serve his country.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BW on January 10, 2012
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In Sheep's Clothing has kept my attention from the first paragraph to the last page. Ed is a brilliant author that knows how to capture my imagination with excellent visual descriptions. The entire book played out like a movie in my mind. It's an extremely talented author that can accomplish that... the last book that comes to mind with such vivid visuals is "Cold Mountain". In Sheep's Clothing will also make a great movie. Some of the scenes in the story are indelible in my mind; I can't wait for the sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Craig J. Berger on October 6, 2011
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading "In Sheep's Clothing." As a longtime Maryland resident the references to landmarks and actual events added enjoyment to the intriguing life adventures of a villainous hero. It's one of those entertaining reads where you can't put the book down. If you have enjoyed the works of Patterson or Sandford, you will certainly enjoy this book by Ed Ciesielski.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda19542 on September 25, 2011
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A compelling book about a dedicated military service man, killed in Normandy during World War II, and the less than upstanding life of his son Alec, born on the very day of his father's death. Following the drama filled life of Alec, his mother Lucy, stepfather Luke, half brother Victor and half sister Terri, you'll be touched by the warmth of some characters in this book, and totally aghast at the murderous path that takes Alec to the Maryland Governor's Mansion. This book will keep you hooked from the first page through the last. Intelligently written. I couldn't put it down. It's a must read, and I can't wait for the sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Graffen on October 14, 2011
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Excellent book! I had the privilege of reading the original manuscript and I have to say the final story exceeds the readers expectations. Keeps you wondering what will happen next! I am looking forward to the sequel I have no doubt it will be as well written! Great job! Ed!
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Ed Cielsielski, Jr. in his maiden voyage as a novelist brings his life experiences as a veteran Homicide Investigator with the Prince George's County Police Department to bear. Ed retired with twenty (20) years of service including an unequaled Homicide closure rate of 56 out of 59 consecutive cases. To say Ed Ciesielski knows how killers think is an understatement akin to declaring that Albert Einstein was pretty good at Math.

Forget about stories like "Bones," "CSI," "Castle," and all those puff stories prevalent these days. Don't look for clever banter, furtive glances, and repressed romance. The bodies are not neatly groomed and nattily dressed. The blood is real, the victims ripped and shredded by bullets and blades and hauntingly echo like today's worst news headlines. This is a hardcore story about real life on the streets as seen by hardened Police Officers and Firefighters.

This brutally realistic story is set for the most part in Prince George's County MD, situated on the eastern border of Washington DC and the geographically largest county in Maryland. It is best known as the site of the attempted assassination of former Alabama Governor and anti-integration zealot George C. Wallace in 1972. The would-be assassin Arthur Bremer had stalked Wallace and shot the candidate when he walked into a crowd to shake hands after a speech at the Laurel Shopping Center, in Laurel, MD. Prince George's County Police Corporal Ed Ciesielski, Jr. was there on assignment and helped to disarm and arrest Bremer.

Drawing on childhood experiences the author paints a nostalgic portrait of old Baltimore City neighborhoods, Fire Stations, and Police Precincts.
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Born 1945 in Baltimore, MD, I was raised in the Greektown section of the city. Upon high-school graduation in 1963, I enlisted in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1966 at the rank of sergeant. After becoming a sworn member of the Prince George's County Maryland Police Department in 1970, on May 15, 1972, while on a temporary assignment to the US Secret Service in offering security to presidential candidates, I assisted in the arrest of Arthur Bremer immediately after he shot Alabama Governor George C. Wallace and several bystanders at the Laurel Shopping Center, Laurel, MD, during a campaign speech. Subsequent assignments on the police department include five years as a homicide detective where I investigated over 400 deaths, fifty-nine of which were homicides with fifty-six closures; in June of 1990 I retired from the Internal Affairs Section of the department at the rank of sergeant. Presently I serve as an employment background investigator for the US Government and have resided in Bowie, MD since 1967.
In September, 2011, my debut novel, IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING, was traditionally published by All Things That Matter Press. Murder-mystery junkies and history buffs will be enthralled by this action-packed story of unpredictable twists, turns, deception, reckoning and extreme murder, set in Baltimore, Bowie, Annapolis and DC, circa 1944-83. Actual events from the annals of the Prince George's County Police Department have been dovetailed into this work of fiction to form a compelling saga and memorable crime drama.
IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING webpage: www.edward-p-ciesielski-jr.com

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