- Author: Edward Anthony Gibbons
- Publisher: iUniverse
- ISBN: 9780595283736
- Page: 372
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... some lawyer,” Freddie said, “I was in 56 Crime, Passion 86 Conscience.
This writing is a wonderful effort to produce a book that: Reeks with authenticity Challenges the reader to predict outcomes. Both immediate and eventual. Intertwines a moral thread throughout with the final climax. Educates historically to the current reality. Brings to the reader a colorful caste of characters. Calls attention to the bias in the hierarchy of law enforcement agencies. Points to the ethnic predominance of cops and crooks. Infuses the reader with the impression that male chauvinism predominates law enforcement. Portrays "cops" motivation being emotional as well as moral. Asks the question, "does might make right?" "Boston Police Detective Sergeant Stuart Parnell McKeady was not fully aware of the moral debt he was incurring as he slipped progressively deeper into graft and corruption - but that debt would quickly come due." -William "Bill" Arbuckle Former California lawman and reviewer of books pertaining to crime cases. "The book The Great Brink's Holdup I co-authored with Sid Feder (Murder, Inc.) was factual. Crime, Passion & Conscience is factualized fiction. In my ten years on the force, I witnessed inefficiency and outright dishonesty from the top down. This fictional account shows how temptations can overwhelm conscience in a very difficult job. I am proud of the honest majority of police and of the Boston Police Medal of Honor bestowed on me." -Edward Anthony Gibbons