Published August 30th 2011
Curbchek is such an interesting read, it is a detailed account of police calls handled by Zach Fortier. It is told from Zach’s point of view, his voice comes across strong and commands your attention from start to finish.
Zach is brutally honest at all times and he thinks outside the box when doing his job. Being from Northern Ireland myself, the way things are done in America are completely different from here, which makes it all the more interesting for me.
I have always had an interest in what goes on behind the scenes of a police force, and Zach has delivered brilliantly.
Curbchek doesn’t read in story form, more like very short stories from all different times and dates in Zach’s career as a police officer. It reads well, gritty, realistic with no bullshit.
Some of the cases were shocking, sick and hard to believe a person could do to another human being. And some of the cases were laugh out loud funny, I think Zach found a balance for the different things he put in the book.
Zach was the kind of police man that is hard to come by, he wasn’t afraid to make the hard decisions that others wouldn’t, he made a stand for what he thought was right even if others didn’t agree with his way of thinking. The main thing was, he listened to the public.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Curbchek, it is so different from anything I would usually pick up. Special thanks to Zach Fortier for sending me over a review copy. I’m excited to read Street Creds, Zach’s next instalment.