As long as Newark Eagle-Examiner reporter Carter
Ross turns in his stories on deadline, no one bats an eye if he doesn’t
wander into the newsroom until 10 or 11 in the morning. So it’s an unpleasant
surprise when he’s awakened at 8:38 a.m. by a phone call from his boss, telling
him a local policeman was killed and to get the story. Shaking himself awake,
Carter heads off to interview the cop’s widow. And then he gets another call:
the story’s off, the cop committed suicide.
But Carter can’t understand why a man with a job he loved,
a beautiful wife, and plans to take his adorable children to Disney World would
suddenly kill himself. And when Carter’s attempts to learn more are repeatedly
blocked, it's clear someone knows more than he's saying about the
cop's death. The question is, who? And what does he have to hide? Carter, with
his usual single-minded devotion to a good story, and to the memory of a
Newark policeman, will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth.
In The Good Cop, Brad Parks is back with all the
humor, charm, and human insight his readers have come to expect, and more.
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“Genial reporter Carter Ross, who never met a wisecrack he didn’t like, goes
up against every police officer in Newark in defense of a dead cop’s good name…The
combination of Borscht-Belt dialogue, ebullient first-person narration, and
mean Jersey streets with lots of menace but very little mystery, makes Carter a
strong contender for the title of best Stephanie Plum male impersonator.”