Life of a Street Cop in 1970’s Brooklyn

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Author’s newly published book follows the many street action and adventure of Paul and Mike, partners assigned to the Eighty-third precinct.

An exciting and fascinating look at the life of a police officer in the Eighty-third Precinct of Brooklyn awaits readers as author Philip Anastasia Jr. weaves his newly released book The Justice Garden. Whatever dangers, unexpected turns, and action they are about to face will soon unravel as readers flip the pages of this compelling fiction.

Paul and Mike are police partners assigned in the Eighty-third Precinct. Their neighborhood is an interracial area. Paul was born to Italian parents and raised in Brooklyn. He is married to Diane and they have two young children. Mike is one of the senior cops with fifteen years on the job. A navy veteran, he is married to Kathleen and they have three teenage daughters and a son. As cops, they take care of two groups of people in their lives: their families and their partners in blue. They are two of the good street cops of Eighty-third precinct. It’s one of the busiest precincts, but everyone backs each other up. Paul and Mike trust each other explicitly, and they form a similar bond with two of their closest comrades, Vince and Bob.

As the four cops transfer to the historic Coney Island section of Brooklyn, their lives on duty are no less exciting, intriguing, and surprising. There’s a seventeen-year-old Spanish kid on the bus who severs his arm, a rotting corpse of a Black man whose face had been eaten away down to the bone by an animal, a man is shot by a bus driver who works as a court officer during the day and a city bus driver at night, and so many other cases of street crimes and action. But, when a vicious criminal crosses the line, these Brooklyn cops react swiftly and violently. Readers can follow them and their street-cop adventures in The Justice Garden.

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About the Author
Philip Anastasia Jr. was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Shortly after his discharge from the U.S. Navy, he entered the N.Y.C. Police Department in January of 1973. He retired as a Sergeant twenty-five years later, having served all of his time on patrol in four Brooklyn precincts. Since his retirement, in addition to writing, he has worked in the corporate and armed security field.

The Justice Garden * by Philip Anastasia Jr.
Publication Date: October 19, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 217 pages; 978-1-4535-6512-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 217 pages; 978-1-4535-6513-1
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-6514-8

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