A dramatic look―from a female perspective―at the day-to-day life of cops on the street. A novel that turns the well-established procedural on its head.With a rush of adrenaline, this coming-of-age novel plunges into the world of a North Florida police force. The spotlight is on Abigail ("Fitz") Fitzpatrick, a female cop who is lesbian and rarely allowed to forget it, by either her male colleagues or the public in general. As the novel begins, Fitz, reared by nuns but a self-proclaimed "street addict," has burned out after eight years as a paramedic. Following the tragic death of a boy she couldn't save, she joins the police academy and enters the macho arena of police life.
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Catherine Lewis, a police officer, is a Ph.D. candidate at Florida State. She has served as a paramedic and with the Peace Corps in Paraguay.From Publishers Weekly:
A lesbian rookie cop is the appealing heroine of this sizzling and authentic debut police procedural by a Florida panhandle police officer. When burned-out paramedic Abigail "Fitz" Fitzpatrick is accepted for police training, she is jilted by her lover, Makayla, a pioneering policewoman who is afraid their relationship will cost her a chance for hard-earned sergeant stripes. Guilt-ridden by her imagined failures as a paramedic, Fitz must prevail against harassment inspired by her sexual orientation even as she struggles to prove herself as a cop and to find personal fulfillment and self-esteem. Fitz also battles confused sexual feelings for male fellow rookie and world-class screw-up Morelli, whose shaky marriage is overburdened by an infant daughter recovering from brain surgery. Running a gauntlet of stereotypically flawed fellow cops who seem obsessed with her undoing, Fitz survives police academy only to confront a perverted senior officer who demands a sexual favor in exchange for a successful evaluation. After Morelli's marriage falls apart when the baby dies, the grieving cop, in an alcohol-induced rage, uses excessive force during the traffic arrest of a dope dealer, forcing Fitz to choose between her integrity and a misplaced friendship. Adroitly written, tingling with the dangers of the streets and the festering atmosphere of tawdry domestic situations, this engrossing novel introduces a promising and remarkably sensitive new voice.
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Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 000-515: Deckle Edge Hardcover with Dustjacket. 278 pages. No Defects. A New, Unread Book. A beautiful, square, tight copy with clean, unmarked pages. May have a tiny blemish from store shelf. Outstanding Gift Quality. Novel about a Lesbian Police Rookie struggling to be the best Human Being she can in a Tense, Conflicted, and Dangerous World. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Stated First Edition, First Printing 1996. Published by W.W. Norton and Company. Bookseller Inventory # 23387
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0393038351
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0393038351