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It's too bad that being a motor-cop is so awesome because ultimately it creates very succinct and fairly boring stories.
The author had a few really good ones at the beginning. For instance the brief chapters where a litter-bug is chucking tomatoes out of his window and the officer makes him clean his boot off after it catches one of them. Or the chapter where some drunk fool states that a cock-tail glass WITH ice was left in the car he was riding in by the last renter....
Then it bogs down in the middle and I get this ho-hum, Pollyanna, it's great being a Vegas motor cop, `let me tell you a few feel good tales' about how I got to watch a NASCAR race from a suite, or rode my bike in a Motorola commercial or pulled back-fire stunts with my motorcycle on bicycle cops and scarred them half to death because they thought they were being shot at. Or about that time I tried to ride my cycle up a mountain pass because I didn`t check the weather.... Pointless, inane stories filled the middle of the book.
In it's defense the story did include the most gruesome chapter at the end. However it was so curt that it might as well have been a fly on your sleeve.
I'm glad this fellow (seems) to love being an LVMC but let's keep it to that and only that as a profession, for good sir - great story teller you are not.
I wasn't expecting this book to be *amazing* because..well look at the cover. I know, I'm not supposeed to say that and don't get me wrong I do like the cover. I think it does fit the book itself but for me it didn't send off a "Hey look at me! I'm a great read" vibe but it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be.
I was actually surprised that I liked it as much as I did. I thought that the author accomplished what he had set out to do. Which was write about his time as a Las Vegas motorcop. I like that the author didn't write this in a highbrow manner as some authors tend to do, and he also didn't make the book too funny either.
Basically the author did a good job. He talks about the different people he's had to meet while on the job. From druggies to politicians he's pretty much seen them all and probably as a result is a very good judge of character based on how many people he's interacted with in his career. Plus this will make you appreciate the men and women in law enforcement that are on motorcycles. They have to deal with all the extremes mother nature has to throw at them.
If your looking for a light easy read and don't mind non-fiction give this one a shot. At 192 pages what have you got to lose?
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I'm sure Officer Justice is a dedicated, hardworking member of the Nevada Highway Patrol. But, I'm sorry to say, he needs more basic training as a novelist. The stories he chose were mildly interesting, mildly amusing and some were dramatic. But nothing was particularly memorable. I don't know if the author was forced to pull back in his story telling because of legalities, but it just fell flat. I was hoping for more, but it was a quick read, and it was over.
Don't wait for the TV series or Movie - I doubt there is enough material here for either.
There are a number of typos and mistakes in this book, and they seem to come in bunches like bananas. They're probably half a star worth. Still, highly recommended!