Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - In Transit

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Book Review - In Transit

About the Book
Can a rookie cop survive the men who cross her path in the NYPD?

When a psychic in a shopping mall tells Rita Del Vecchio that she is "destined for greatness," and she will "marry a man in uniform," the restless, wet-behind-the-ears, 22 year-old decides to finally take control of her life. Rita sets out on a quest to become a New York City Police Officer. But can a spry, feisty, single woman thrive in the gritty world of New York's Finest?

Leaving behind the suburbs of New Jersey and a job as an under-tipped waitress, Rita Del Vecchio hangs up her apron and ballet slippers for a bullet-proof vest. But will she wear it? And if she does, will it protect her on the mean streets of Manhattan? Can it also protect her from Cupid’s arrows if they should land amiss?

Rita is assigned to the New York City Transit Police Squad and gets more than she bargained for. Riding the Lexington Avenue Subway Line, Rita winds up meeting not one man in uniform, but many.  Whom will she love?

IN TRANSIT is a woman-in-jeopardy story that delves into the ordinary lives of NYPD career cops and how their fates are often determined by people who hold secrets as dark and as labyrinth-like as the New York City Subway System.

AUDIENCE: Fans of PG-rated romance/suspense novels*

*Please note:  IN TRANSIT is a PG-rated novel of romance and suspense - along the lines of a Lifetime TV movie.  However, readers should be advised that there are a few emotional scenes of violence that some readers might find disturbing and/or offensive.  Also note, the racially-charged, hard-edged grit (language, prejudice; alcoholism, drug abuse) of those in--and affiliated with--the NYPD is presented in an effort to lend contemporary credibility to a story that deals with real-world issues. 

My Take on the Book
This book takes you on a ride through a New York you may not know. You are introduced to a police department and all of the integral parts of police work seem unfamiliar. The author has done a superb job at capturing a number of great elements in one book including action, romance, suspense and more.

If you enjoy books that keep you on the edge of your feet this book will do it, and you will find that the book itself is a quick and enjoyable read. The characters are well developed and the plot is great!

Overall a great book that all should read and enjoy!

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Kathleen Gerard said...

Thanks for your enthusiastic review of IN TRANSIT! Wishing you and "the divas" a Happy Fourth of July weekend!

Tribute Books said...

Thanks Dad of Divas for hosting a stop on the blog tour and for your support of Kathleen and "In Transit."

I'm always glad to hear when a blogger enjoys a book, and it sounds like you enjoyed delving into the world that Kathleen created on the page.