Bad Luck Cadet by Suzie Ivy. Just when you think that you can get some sleep, another author spoils it for you! Rob generously kept me up way too late last night. I should have known that Suzie Ivy‘s book would be worse. Her posts on her blog “Bad Luck Detective” always make me laugh so … I should have seen this coming.
Bad Luck Cadet (book 1) describes how Suzie became the first female police officer in Small Town, Arizona. It gives you not only an excellent overview of the training involved but also how officers are made into a team. We all know that good police work is team work unlike what they show you on TV where one cop fights off evil in a one-on-one battle. But, good work can only be done when the people involved form a team. Suzie’s book explains into painful detail how her team was shaped. Painful because it involved so many push-ups and hill runs that I had a year’s worth of exercising from just reading this book!
Suzie describes the toll the academy took on her body, her mind, and how it changed her. She honestly tells you about the times she messed up and does not beautify anything just to keep your attention. And Suzie doesn’t need to do that. She has your attention from week one!
This is a book that made me laugh at pranks and cry during the funeral scene. No details, I do not want to spoil it for you.
If you are considering becoming a law enforcement officer or, as an author are looking for materials to use in your book, this is for you. I was already a fan of Suzie’s blog but now I am a fan of her books as well and I cannot wait until the next one comes out. I love Bad Luck Productions!
Highly recommended reading!