Excessive Forces: A Pittsburgh Police Thriller (Pittsburgh Police Thrillers)

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Excessive Forces, A Pittsburgh Police Thriller by real-life police detective Dennis Marsili who draws his characters from his own world and life experiences, taking readers into realities normally hidden from public view. Pittsburgh police officer Guy Ruggerio is a proud, competitive, overachiever who loves his job, his police buddies, and his city of steel. But all of that collapses into despair on the night he is involved in a line-of-duty shooting and set-up for destruction. Detective Joe Massimo is fiercely protective of the younger Ruggerio and he is determined to clear his friend s name. But powerful forces are against Ruggerio even as Massimo brings together a group of like-minded fellow officers to right the injustice. Their efforts take them into the seedy world of contemporary crime as it is played out on the twisted back streets and stunning vistas of Pittsburgh s three rivers. This cop story is an action-filled pressure cooker with a poignancy rarely experienced in the genre.

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Dennis Marsili, a native of Western Pennsylvania, is a 23 year veteran police officer and currently serves as a detective sergeant with the New Kensington, Pennsylvania Police Dept. Detective Marsili is an experienced investigator who has successfully cleared numerous criminal cases, from homicides and bank robberies to fatal traffic accidents and financial fraud incidents. In 1995, then Patrolman Marsili was commended by Calibre Press, creators of the highly acclaimed Street Survival Seminars, in their winter Survival Selections newsletter for his part in an on duty shooting incident. He has also been an active police trainer, focusing on subjects dealing with police officer survival. Detective Marsili is also a frequent contributor to the Pennsylvania Police Criminal Law Bulletin as a Research Assistant, in which he writes briefs on recent criminal case law and provides opinion columns on officer survival and procedure. He holds a master s degree in Criminology and has published numerous police related articles as the Pittsburgh Law Enforcement Examiner for Examiner.com. He is an active member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences professional association. Excessive Forces is his first novel.

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Get ready for a different kind of shot-gun start that turns lives upside down. Dennis Marsili has mastered the art of point-of-view storytelling, with insight only years patrolling a beat can provide. This is an insider s look at the pressure-filled world of crime fighting. It shines a bright light on the little-discussed topic of police suicide. --Jennifer Miele; News Reporter and Westmoreland County Bureau Chief, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh.

Gritty real-life portrayal by an officer who is on the ground. This really spoke to me because I have come from a family of military, firemen, and cops. Dennis Marsili knows his stuff... --Christian Williams; Government consultant to US Army Information Technology, US Army officer, Airborne Ranger Qualified, Air Assault Qualified- Retired and West Point Graduate.

A gritty, realistic story of the law enforcement profession which combines the traditional police procedural with a stark warning of the unspoken realities that cops face...(such as) suicide. --Frank Monaco; Chief Borough of Plum Police, Major, PA State Police-Retired.

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