- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Tate Publishing (December 16, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1634183886
- ISBN-13: 978-1634183888
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,939,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Transmutation Paperback – December 16, 2014
This cop book is very different, unusual, and maybe even unique. I'd go so far as to call it troubling if not disturbing in some ways. Read the back cover of this one and know that's exactly what you will discover as you read this book. I found it to be refreshingly authentic, honest, and uninhibited.
The realistic elements of the book made me see for the first time what cops go through. If this is fiction, I say great job author Ron Shaw. But, if it is non-fiction, better still!
It is a great read and chance for you truly understand the working of the average cop's mind. You will come away with a whole new perspective of our first line of defense. D.A.Grady ex cop
From the Author
Transmutation The Life of a Twisted Cop can stand on its own, but it's actually the middle book in a three book series consisting of Seven Fish Tree, Transmutation The Life of a Twisted Cop and The Yellow Bus Boys.
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Top Customer Reviews
This cop book is very different, unusual, and maybe even unique. I'd go so far as to call it troubling if not disturbing in some ways. Read the back cover of this one and know that's exactly what you will discover as you read this book. I found it to be refreshingly authentic, honest, and uninhibited. The realistic elements of the book made me see for the first time what cops go through. If this is fiction, I say great job author Ron Shaw. But, if it is non-fiction, better still!
The structure works very well. Ronnie knows how to spin a yarn. Ronnie tells his daughter about his first day out on the beat. As things would transpire, someone was out to kill him. Race riots nearly ensured and everyone wanted to see Ronnie’s head on a pike.
He’s fair and slices through the fat to exposure raw nerves, bones and blood and arteries. It’s a dangerous job and every day someone is out to kill Ronnie. A few of his colleagues were gunned down while on duty.
Ronnie is a twisted cop. There’s a twist though. It’s not the LA Confidential twistedness. He looks in the mirror every day. There’s an image staring at him. No, he isn’t just a name and rank. He’s real and his stories are visceral. He’s out to help people.
Every day he plans to make the world a better place, and in moments of death and despair, Ronnie takes the reader soaring higher towards his destination – hope. Hope for a safer and better neighborhood.
Ronnie tells is as it is. He is a master story teller. Transmutation is a celebration of life as a working stiff. “There was never one day the same as a police officer,” writes Ronnie Shaw. He survived the mean streets of Atlanta and repacked it in Transmutation. It’s a cautionary tale. It’s Ronnie’s story and he’s singing it from the roof tops. He might be dodging a few sniper bullets, but never fear; the reader is safe with Captain Ronnie Shaw on the Atlanta beat.
The style is racy, the imagery is rich and the dialogue is real.
Ronnie was on the police beat for 25 years. He has survived to tell this story. If you want confirmation that police are human too, then read Transmutation: Life of a Twisted Cop.