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Hero To Zero Paperback – March 13, 2013
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Update: The author has made great efforts to improve the ebook. It is a must-read.
Fortier continues to repeat the same phrase, the same euphemism over and over to brow-beat it into his obviously dense audience that the subject character is 'nervous', 'hiding something'....
Then he revels in the demise of the character. The subjects in this book can take solace that they are at least unnamed while Fortier has his name attached to this 'Sleep Walking', Ann Rule book.
It is my opinion that you can find much more pleasant and worthy books for free than this rot.
Heroes to Zeros must have been self published.........
Sorry to be negative, but this is a horrible style of writing and a book you will take nothing from.
And what happens when they fall from they pedestal that we have placed them on.
Some of the fallen more than deserved to no longer wear a badge. When they get their comeuppance, you can't help but smile. And Zach's unabashed, unapologetic words leave no room to wonder exactly how he feels about the situation!
Others, that started out with the true heart and soul of a crime-fighter, succumb to the deadly lure of worldly traps. When they take their nosedive, you can't help but cringe.
A realistic look inside the lives of the people that carry a badge, and what happens when they tarnish it.
Gripping and intense, so if you are a Fortier Fan, grab this one!
Zach Fortier book does not seem like Ed McBains 87th Precinct mysteries, its gritty real life. His words are so true to life that you cannot look the same way at a TV cop show again.
The language is gritty and honest. This isnt a book dialog, that why I like the book hero to Zero. These stories of bad cops makes you think of how this good guys can be turned. The author's relay these tales is great storytelling in a non fiction way.
Was I uncomfortable after reading this book, YES..because outside my apartment window after reading this book, I saw two police officers arresting someone. I instantly thought of what I just read,,it sent a chill down my spine.
The book is honest and to the point. I will look for another by Zach
This sentence from the book sums up Hero to Zero. Under the eye of the media, but wanting nothing to do with it, a true cop has to balance a fine line between good and bad.
As a former cop, the author pulls from experience and he puts it this way: `anyone is capable of anything given the right circumstances'. The real life stories retold in this book make it clear that statement holds merit.
You have cops who have dreamed of being such all their lives only to make bad decisions, or have misplaced loyalties prove to be their downfall. With some it takes years for their undoing, and for others a relatively short amount of time. In most cases, the outcome is heartbreaking even if for some, it seems justice has prevailed.
This is the 2nd book I've read of Zach Fortier's; the first being Curbchek. While both books could be used as research material for the crime author, I found Hero to Zero to be a compelling read and it provides unbelievable insights into "cop life".
For one, it reaffirms the myth about the secrecy and confidentiality inside the brotherhood of blue--it does exist even if on a expiry date.
For me, this book instilled a deeper respect for those who serve and who have served.
"You might read about one rape that occurred the previous night or one fatal crash. Cops...see all of it. Not the single case that gets printed but the dozens that don't. They don't just read about it, they live it. The screams of the helpless and wounded in pain: the smell of blood, brains, and s*** of the near dead and dying. They see and experience it all and come back the next night for the next installment of what the rest of us rarely even realize is going on, every day, all day long." - Hero to Zero
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I've been a criminal defense attorney for 22 years and I found it intriguing to see inside the mind of police officers. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Deb
Interesting read, but I find it a bit disquieting that the author seems to have personally encountered so many rogues over course of his career.Published 1 month ago by S.L.
Though I did enjoy reading these stories, nothing gripped me. I could easily put it down. The heroes going down so low was interesting reading.Published 2 months ago by T. J. Chipman
It was a quick read and the accounts of the police officers who had made a bad decision help understand that anyone may make a bad choice and have lasting consquences.Published 3 months ago by George
I enjoyed this. I like to read true details. I will recommended this. Will read the others as well. Good job.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer