Solita is a retired Chicago police officer, whose first novel
takes you along as he remembers the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, while
exposing the harsh realities of being a big city cop.
transforms from a rookie to a veteran, as he patrols Chicago
from some of the worst ghettos in the country to luxurious
downtown residences. He worked Chicago’s south and west sides,
gang-dominated communities, where one of the most successful
units ever created by the Chicago Police Department worked to
combat crime: the Gang Crime Division.
probes the political games played between police and city hall,
which is as true in Chicago as it is in any large metropolitan
area. Solita’s powerful book offers insights into the
behind-the-scenes police maneuvering in administrative affairs.
His book sidesteps today’s “political correctness” to accurately
reveal the reality of the era.
gritty honesty as he educates readers about this most
challenging profession, will make his book a page-turner that
will be long remembered.
About the Author
Richard J. Solita now
teaches criminal justice at two colleges in the Phoenix area.
One is a full-time position and the other is adjunct. He spent
over 20 years as a law enforcement officer in Chicago. His many
assignments included 13 years as a gang homicide and robbery