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History of Street Cops: Gangs Guns and Cabrini Green Housing Snipers
History of Street Cops: Gangs Guns and Cabrini Green Housing Snipers
by Greg Zito
Edition: Paperback
Price: $19.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent true police srory written by a cop, April 20, 2015
History Of Street Cops, Gangs Guns and Cabrini Green Housing Snipers, By Greg Zito

Greg Zito, the author of this informative book, was an actual cop mostly in various areas in the city of Chicago. Greg tells it like it is in such a busy and dangerous profession, as police have to wonder into various areas of the city wherever they are requested. They never know what is really going on at the location called to or what they will encounter on the way to that destination. They generally have regular partners but not always so they have to learn to depend on the partner next to them now. These men and women of law enforcement have to be commended for the job they do for all of us, sometimes against all odds of survival. A certain bond is formed between law enforcement, a bond that only tightens when the times get tougher. They can have their differences but not when their partner or friend is in danger.

Greg Zito is not an accomplished author as you will find out as you read this story but he does a fantastic job of telling the reader what is going on in his own words and his own way, sometimes with a duplication but the facts come through very well. Greg has been part of law enforcement while in the U.S. Army (where he was an Military Police Officer), followed by a stint as a Chicago Transit Police Authority Officer, then the Chicago Police Force. He certainly has had lots of experience leading to his official retirement while on disability in 2002. He had been wounded on the job and could no longer perform active work. Greg’s heart is still in law enforcement as I could easily sense by reading his story.

Greg Zito has been in shot at, beat up, wounded, chased, accosted, argued with, lost and won mental battles, shot some culprits when necessary, and just about anything you could think of a police officer might do. The housing projects in Chicago presented a huge obstacle to the police force. Snipers would hide in those various floors of the projects and shoot, not just at police, but civilians too and other gang members, not caring who or what they hit. You have to read this book to get so much more interesting information that Greg has written for the world to read and absorb. Yes, he is now retired but has written this book over a period of many years and he has not lost his interest in informing the public of his interesting story and of many other law enforcement who can relate.


The Burning Room (Harry Bosch)
The Burning Room (Harry Bosch)
by Michael Connelly
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.09
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch writing with great mystery plots, April 13, 2015
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The Burning Room By Michael Connelly
This is a MUST read for any suspense or crime reader. Almost ready for retirement, Harry Bosch, a good detective, is given a new rookie partner, Lucia Soto, who has good credentials but no experience at the level Bosch has. As it turns out Soto has a very good mind and proves it with her actions and follow through. She learned fast and became a huge help to Bosch in solving a cold case that no one else even came close to finding the culprits. But this cold case led Lucia to a bad killer of a fire in a children’s home in which she had been in at the earlier time. That fire had killed many children and Soto wanted vengeance to the killers involved. Many other twists and turns occur that will keep you in this book I knew when I saw Connelly’s name on a new book that it would delight most all readers. Please don’t miss this book. I purchased the paperback copy.
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Cy Hilterman of a purchased paperback.
April 13, 2015
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Divergent Series Ultimate Four-Book Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four
Divergent Series Ultimate Four-Book Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four
by Veronica Roth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $44.55
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series for those into this Divergent series., January 15, 2015
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We bought this for our son's girlfriend. She could not put it down. I, myself, know nothing about the series but her interest and inability to put it down told me how good it was for those into this type of literature.


When the Saints Go Marchin' In: New Orleans, Vol. 3
When the Saints Go Marchin' In: New Orleans, Vol. 3
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jazz band CD review., July 24, 2014
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This jazz band was not the quality of music i heard when in New Orleans. I was very disappointed in the CD. Maybe others would like it but don't count me in on that okay.


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Spectracide 95829 Triazicide Once and Done! Insect Killer, 32-Ounce Concentrate
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get the insects under control inside and outside., July 23, 2014
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This product works great. We had an ant problem on our porches that started those larger black ants to come into the house. The spraying of this product stopped them cold. We have used Spectracide products in the past and all have worked well. Another excellent reason is that it does not cost as much as most well known sprays for the same uses. Very good if you wish to get rid of your insects that are "bugging" you.


Cop Town: A Novel
Cop Town: A Novel
by Karin Slaughter
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent police story in 1974 Atlanta, July 23, 2014
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Atlanta Georgia in the time period of 1974, a time when the city was still very much a segregated city, including the police department. If you were black you knew you had to look the other way if a white cop came near you. You didn’t dare talk to them or try to give them some case information. If you were white you knew you had the blacks in your hand and they would do almost anything you requested, preferably nothing. This was true on the street or in the police headquarters. The Lawson family had its share of cops. Maggie was one of them along with brother Jimmy. When Jimmie’s partner was shot and died in the hospital after Jimmy carrying him to the ER, they knew it had been the fifth cop killed over a short period of time. After this incident, Maggie, family, and friends were very worried about Jimmy since no one had seen him since the death of his partner.

Kate Murphy always wanted to be a cop but she wasn’t sure of her decision since she had been hired. Her first day was now here and she was terrified as to whether she could do this job. A rookie was always given a hard time but especially if that rookie was a woman. She was “fitted” with a uniform many sizes too big including shoes. She had never thought of all the equipment that police wore on their belt and around their waist and top of the body. Of course she was frowned on at the first roll call and had a huge shock that the blacks had to have a curtain between the whites for dressing and locker space. Kate drew Maggie as her first partner. The first few days were torture for Kate, mentally and physically from all the equipment hurting various body parts, but she would not give up. She lumbered on while she learned, with every part of her body seemingly hurting from all the police equipment rubbing and bruising her body.

Kate did not hold much respect at first, even from her partner, Maggie, but Maggie soon found out that Kate, as pretty as she was, was not incapable of using her head and her body to physically pull off and mentally think well enough to assist Maggie. They eventually made a good team and even outdid their male counterparts in cases and being where they needed to be when those times came up. Another suspected problem crept into the Atlanta Police Force when some on the force were thought to be gay. This turned investigations into cases that had to be reopened.

I have read most of Karin Slaughter’s books and enjoyed them. This one is a stand-alone book with no connection to other stories of hers. I thoroughly enjoyed it. “Cop Town” is chock full of action with nary a pause in the action as controversial subjects are told. Readers that like action, crime, occasional sex, police inter-action, and characters you will probably remember will be delighted with “Cop Town”.


Vaseline Hair Tonic & Scalp Conditioner 600ml (2 Bottles of 300ml)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good hair and scalp product, July 11, 2014
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While this hair product is expensive, it is great for your hair and scalp. I used to use it but have not been able to find it for some time. Glad to get it.


Alka-Seltzer Gold Tablets- Non-Aspirin, 36 Count Box
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great product that does not contain aspirin, July 4, 2014
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A great product that does not contain aspirin. For those not allowed aspirin, there is no better product to give you relief for various tummy ailments


Alka-Seltzer Heartburn Relief Tablets- Lemon Lime, 36-Count Boxes (Pack of 4)
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Price: $20.28
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent help from indigestion, gas, and other stomach mild upsets, June 4, 2014
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I have used this medication for over two-years now. I cannot take aspirin so this product is perfect for my tummy when it balks at me.


K9 Commando: Police and Army Dogs from New York to Berlin
K9 Commando: Police and Army Dogs from New York to Berlin
by Violetta Kovacs
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.13
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super true stories of dogs and humans bonding and working together, June 4, 2014
When I started looking at this book I was really taken back by the stories and pictures contained. I love dogs, especially German Shepherds and the author knows full well her subject and how to relate to a reader that is interested in some great true stories about dogs.

Violetta keeps you informed as to where the story is from and fills in details that soak the readers mind from the beginning. What these dogs do to help humans is a work of art. From birth to selection of possible use of the dog, its training, living most times with their handler, through wounds and health problems, to the time when the dog slows down because of age or health all combine having the reader pulling for the valuable dog. Naturally not every dog can make it through training or, in some cases, have a problem that eliminated the use for heavy work. Believe me, they work hard and depend on their handlers for that personal touch and tough love. The handlers have that trained dog as a huge part of their lives and both dog and human love it.

You will love the stories that might make you tear-up but the heartfelt love you will gain by reading this book you will not forget. Violetta, I hope I get to read more stories such as these.


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