A Sense of Duty

By: Michael Tremoglie

Review
The Philadelphia Bulletin calls A 'Sense Of Duty' : A Double Shot Of Testosterone Michael P. Tremoglie's "does for big city police training what Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam classic, "Full Metal Jacket" did for U. S. Marine boot camp. ..Tremoglie's attention to detail and understanding of the psychological hazards circling around his characters draws its readers into a world fraught with pending disaster, mixed with the joy of accomplishment, and then hit with the harsh reality of the eventualities its inhabitants tried so hard to avoid. "A Sense Of Duty" deals with clashes. Clashes between cultures, social status, ideologies, political parties, races, sexes, along with hopes and dreams. --The Philadelphia Bulletin

Bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin said this about A Sense of Duty: From the courts to the streets, a compelling saga of how tough choices affect the lives of the good and the bad and those around them---a fascinating glimpse inside the closed world of law enforcement." --W.E.B. Griffin

Campus Report said: It is one of the ironies of the age that the works of fact we allegedly get in major newspapers read like fiction while some works of fiction, like Michael Crichton's last novel, have more of a factual base. Into this latter category, put Michael P. Tremoglie's A Sense of Duty.. . it is well-constructed. The characters are also well-drawn. .. Personally, after nearly overdosing on the printed inaccuracies of the professoriate all summer, I found this much more realistic novel a refreshing change of pace. In other words, don't expect this novel to make any campus reading list anytime soon, at least on the required side. In A Sense of Duty, we follow Tremoglie's hero, Michael Carr, through the Philadelphia Police Academy and onto his first eventful tour of duty. --Campus Report Online
From the Publisher
A Sense of Duty is a novel where cops are fallible, not criminals, where criminals are so by choice not because they are victims of society, and where the self-appointed centurions of civil liberties are motivated as much by self-interest and bigotry as by righteousness.
The novel explores familial obligations, race, class and gender divides, friendship, and one's obligations.

It features a unique witty dialogue often peppered with references to the popular culture. It also addresses the issues of crime and social class from a unique perspective.

Many of the scenes describing law enforcement are drawn from the author's real life experiences as a cop in Philadelphia.

The characters are realistic and exciting. The novel is fast paced , smooth, entertaining, and extremely interesting. It keeps you wanting more - even a sequel as some readers have already demanded.

From the Back Cover
"The garage extended from the basement. The first floor had a window, which opened onto the roof of the garage. To exit the back, the gunman would either come through the garage or the window onto the garage rooftop. People in the crowd were screaming: "He's coming out the back! See him! He's running towards the back!"
Carr went to the back, pressing himself against the doorjamb of the garage door. He heard someone yell, "He's coming out through the window! He's got a gun! He's got a gun!"

Carr unsnapped his holster and took out his revolver. The pistol-range instructor's words echoed in his memory: if you have to shoot, shoot for the torso and empty your weapon. The advice makes sense. The belief that one can easily shoot a gun from a person's hand is a myth. The Lone Ranger Syndrome, Carr called it. Only an expert with opportunity to aim could accomplish such a feat. Otherwise, it's done by accident. Aiming at the roof, Carr placed his finger on the trigger. There was little illumination. Only enough for a silhouette. If he saw a gun, he was going to fire. Someone in the crowd shouted: There he is! He's got a gun! Carr started to depress the trigger.."

As current as today's headline, Sense of Duty is a saga of loyalty and integrity - and one's obligations to others.

 

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