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"Things are never how they seem, especially in police work." ~ John Testarossa
John Testarossa is an LAPD cop with an NYPD attitude, and he has seen it all. The dead, the dying and the decomposing are all in a day’s work for the red-headed Italian from New York. And when your day begins with pulling a frat boy out of the Venice Canals alive and ends with an arm rolling up on the shores of Santa Monica Bay, nothing surprises anymore. But when the dead body on which the arm was once attached is discovered, John and his partner, Alex Ortiz, enter the world of college sports, athletes, and the illegal drugs that enhance their performance.
The detectives navigate through the worst the City of Angels has to offer, and John and Alex become involved in an investigation right out of today’s headlines. A young college student, sports, and the drugs that keep athletes competitive come together in an intriguing story of greed and vengeance—a vengeance John understands.
John has lived with the rage and the ultimate revenge he took years ago after suffering a loss that came to define him as a young boy, and ultimately as a man. John carries a dark secret, and it is through his narrative, and a compelling back-story, that the true man is discovered.
When John meets the beautiful Dr. Karen Gennaro, a woman with a few secrets of her own, he falls hard. But can he sustain his love for a woman he knows he will only hurt in the end? Can he give himself over to a woman whom he may leave a widow one day, like his father did to his mother? And can he love a woman and keep the secret he knows will drive her away from him forever?
But it is the relationship between the detective and his partners that keeps him going. John is a dedicated cop—and one who has made mistakes. And as John, Alex, and their brave and dedicated partners fight the good fight, it is the bond that is formed between these people in the face of death and the risks that come with being a Los Angeles Police detective that sustains him. And when that deep bond is torn apart in a senseless act of violence that is commonplace on the streets of Los Angeles, will his past, and a desire for vengeance, destroy him?
On the Westside of Los Angeles, where Venice Beach, Marina del Rey, and the dream of Abbot Kinney’s Venice Canals paint a picture of bliss, Testarossa will take you on a deeper, darker journey.