#BookReview of 10-33 Assist PC by Desmond P. Ryan @RealDesmondRyan Shell Baker @ChellesBookRevi @bakerpromo

Posted January 17, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 5 Comments

#BookReview of 10-33 Assist PC by Desmond P. Ryan @RealDesmondRyan Shell Baker @ChellesBookRevi @bakerpromo

10-33 Assist PC by Desmond P. Ryan
Series: Mike O'Shea Crime Fiction #1
Pages: 177
Also by this author: Death Before Coffee, The Funeral: Epilogue to 10-33 Assist PC , Man At The Door

D/C Mike O’Shea, a young cop with a knack for working hard and following hunches, is on the verge of cracking a prostitution ring when an undercover from another unit burns him. With only days left before their pimps shuttle the girls out of the country, Mike pushes his team into overdrive. Hours later, with too little information, sleep, or luck, the unthinkable happens.

And now, the chase is personal.

In the first of the Mike O’Shea Crime Fiction Series, 10-33 Assist PC draws us into the dirty world of human trafficking through the eyes of the cops who put their lives on the line every day to shut it down. Written by a Real Detective, 10-33 Assist PC is the story of a cop who must decide how to move forward without forgetting the past.

Real Detective. Real Crime. Fiction.

My Review

First off…WOW just WOW! This book! I know I do not have the words to express how this book is just awesome! Just being frank about it here.

The story flows and with Mr Ryan’s background it is so realistic! The conversations between the characters were brilliant, because you feel like you are in the room, car, building with them watching the banter happening. The conversations are ordinary and everyday ones in a workplace when they weren’t on the road tracking down the ever elusive Chelsea Hendricks.

I love this team! Mike, Sal, Julia and Hoagie, they are all holding a special place in my heart. They have each other backs they are a unit, they are a family. The bond they have is unbreakable, even for Mike and Sal as Sal winds him up something chronic with his Sunflower seeds.

Some of this book reminded me of the TV show, Blue Bloods, when Mike and Sal sat down for dinner with Mike’s family on a Sunday. The Irish tradition of Mike’s mother. This was a touching scene to read, and it reinforced the normality for me and added to the authenticity, whilst the team are hot on the trails of the prostitution ring that is on the move.

For me, I found this an easy read as I was instantly sucked into Mike and Sal’s world. I just wish I could have stayed longer than a couple of days because that is how long this book is. It tells the story over 2 days and it is intense. Things escalate so quickly, making all your emotions heightened and leaves you feeling vulnerable and exposed near the end as if you were the one running around with the team. It is shocking and packs a punch and I enjoyed every single word that had been written.

I had a few emotions when reading this, I was laughing out loud, I was screaming at the characters and I also had that leaky water issue with my eyes again! I have to swiftly follow up this book with the sequel The Funeral. I have had it on good authority that it is going to be a crying one. (Unfortunately, I cannot tell you my source because I cannot ruin his street cred, you know who you are lol)

My only regret with this book is that I did not get to it sooner when Mr Ryan contacted me to read it. I wish I devoured it straight away and I will not be making that mistake again with his books! Like I say roll on “The Funeral”.

My final say is I love this book, I love the writing, I love the style and I love the authentic story we told and I have not even mentioned this is a debut!. Let me say it again WOW.

Until next time xxx

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Thank you so much to Shell at Baker’s Blog Tours & Promotions for the tour invite and the author for a copy of the this book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Desmond P. Ryan

Very few books give you the real crime experience because even fewer authors have it.

Desmond P. Ryan has it.

For almost thirty years, he worked the back alleys, poorly-lit laneways, and forgotten neighbourhoods in the city where he grew up. Murder often most unkind, assaults on a level that defied humanity, and sexual violations intended to demean, shame, and haunt the victims were all in a day’s work. Days, evenings, midnights–all the same. Crime knows no time.

Exhilarating. Exhausting. Often heartbreaking.

Whether as a beat cop or a plainclothes detective, Desmond Ryan dealt with good people who did bad things and bad people who followed their instincts. He wrote thousands of reports describing their lives, the places they lived, and the things they did. He investigated their crimes and wrote detailed accounts of the activities that brought him into their world. Detective Ryan also held victims as they wept, talked desperate people off of ledges, and sat beside the decomposing bodies of men and women who, in life, had been discarded and long-forgotten by society.

Now, as a retired detective with three decades of research opportunities under his belt, Desmond Ryan write crime fiction.


Because he wants to tell you a story like no other. Because he wants to bring you inside a world that will both fascinate you and challenge what you thought you knew about human nature. Because he wants to seamlessly weave truth and fiction together to create a place for you where the Good Guys ultimately win.

And because you deserve to have the most authentic crime fiction experience every time you pick up one of Desmond Ryan’s books.

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