I could not put this book down. I saw an interview with him and had to find the book and read it. It is a literate and riveting account of his desire to be a police officer. It covers right up to the 9-11 attacks. Absolutely worth reading just to answer the question of why a Harvard educated man would turn his back on all the high power jobs he had available to become a NYC police officer.
Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. Detective Conlon takes the reader from his early days on patrol as a rookie, fresh out of the police academy, to his current days as an NYPD Detective. He does a great job narrating his war stories, keeping the reader enticed throughout the book. He explains the slang terminology used in police work so that the layman can easily follow along. He writes about having to deal with the daily politics that are so prevalent on the job. There is also a section of the book regarding 9/11 and it's aftermath which was very moving. This is a great book to read and I would highly recommend it. It definitely gives the public some insight on the inner workings of the NYPD.
Interesting - definitely worth reading if you are interested in the topic. I felt the narrative was stilted.