New Police Psychodrama Explores Human Duality

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Author Michael O'Keefe announces release of ‘Shot to Pieces.’

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Shot to Pieces: A Novel” (published by Lulu) is a police psychodrama unfolding over 30 years. It is the story of a psychologically scarred and emotionally crippled detective trying desperately to salvage his career, his family and himself.

Author Michael O'Keefe reveals the duality that exists in his characters as the narrative unfolds through a carefully crafted police investigation: “Everyone is at least a little flawed,” says O’Keefe. “Most of them know it and are trying to overcome their weaknesses. The ones that aren’t are depraved.”

In addition to the drama, O’Keefe hopes the book will help to combat the growing “anti-police sentiment” in today’s society. Readers are exposed to honest police officers’ dedication and their passion for serving the people they have sworn to protect.

“‘Shot to Pieces’ provides the reader with an informative, close up and emotional view of the lives, emotions and thoughts of real police officers during and after the harrowing violence that cops have to endure on a daily basis,” he says. “I believe (the novel) will afford them the opportunity to appreciate and respect them.”

“Shot to Pieces”
By Michael O'Keefe
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 412 pages | ISBN 9781483453262
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 412 pages | ISBN 9781483453279
E-Book | 412 pages | ISBN 9781483453255
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Michael O’Keefe is a retired first-grade detective from the New York City Police Department. He spent 24 years investigating homicides and other violent crime in New York. He lives on Long Island with his family where he writes and coaches football. More information is available at

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