10-33 Assist PC By Desmond P. Ryan
D/C Mike O’Shea, a young cop with a knack for working hard and following hunches, is on the verge of cracking a prostitution ring when an undercover from another unit burns him. With only days left before their pimps shuttle the girls out of the country, Mike pushes his team into overdrive. Hours later, with too little information, sleep, or luck, the unthinkable happens.
And now, the chase is personal.
In the first of the Mike O’Shea Crime Fiction Series, 10-33 Assist PC draws us into the dirty world of human trafficking through the eyes of the cops who put their lives on the line every day to shut it down. Written by a Real Detective, 10-33 Assist PC is the story of a cop who must decide how to move forward without forgetting the past.
Real Detective. Real Crime. Fiction.
If you are looking for a short and thrilling crime fiction read, 10-33 DC Assist is for you! It is the first of Ryan’s Mike O’Shea Series, and I can’t wait to see what Mike will due in future books! Although it is short, it took me longer than I thought to finish it. It was a little hard for me to get into it, but once I reached about a quarter of the way through, I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the main characters, Mike and his partner Sal, who are head of the Juvenile Prostitution Task Force in Toronto. The back and forth banter between Mike and Sal was hilarious, and I loved every second of it! Ryan did a fabulous job balancing the humor and the seriousness of the novel. One minute I was laughing, and the next I was being dragged into the darkness of the criminal world. 10-33 Assist PC is not for the faint of heart, and it does cover topics of child prostitution/trafficking. There are also a couple of heart-wrenching moments, and you need to make sure you have a couple tissues ready if you are an emotional reader! Overall, Ryan has a fantastic debut novel, and I can’t wait to see where he is planning on taking the series. His next book continuing the series of Mike O’Shea is coming out in next month, February 2019, and I will definitely be adding it to my TBR!
Very few books can give you the real crime experience because even fewer authors have it. Desmond P. Ryan has it. For almost thirty years, he worked the back alleys, poorly-lit laneways, and forgotten neighborhoods in the city where he grew up. Murder often most unkind, assaults on a level that defied humanity, and sexual violations intended to demean, shame, and haunt the victims were all in a day’s work. Days, evenings, midnights–all the same. Crime knows no time. Exhilarating. Exhausting. Often heartbreaking. Whether as a beat cop or a plainclothes detective, Desmond Ryan dealt with good people who did bad things and bad people who followed their instincts. He wrote thousands of reports describing their lives, the places they lived, and the things they did. He investigated their crimes and wrote detailed accounts of the activities that brought him into their world. Detective Ryan also held victims as they wept, talked desperate people off of ledges, and sat beside the decomposing bodies of men and women who, in life, had been discarded and long-forgotten by society. Now, as a retired detective with three decades of research opportunities under his belt, Desmond Ryan writes crime fiction.
My thanks to Shell Baker at Baker’s Blog Tours and Promo for a copy of this book. Check out fellow blog hosts above to see what they think of Mike and Sal!