“Front Row Seat” by Mark Andrew Kelly has been released worldwide. This 221-page novel follows a young police officer learning the ropes of her new career. In the process, she discovers the perspectives of more experienced officers – and gets a rude awakening about what it’s truly like to be a cop.
Front Row Seat (ISBN: 9781735868905) can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including barnesandnoble.com and Amazon. The paperback retails for $12.99. Wholesale orders are available through Ingram.
From the back cover:
Front Row Seat is a novel about what it means to be a police officer, and the inevitable ways in which the job changes the people who choose to take it on. Donna Harris is an accomplished rookie eager to put her training into action, though she is somewhat naïve about the day to day reality of the police work, and has a lot to learn about the citizens she serves and protects. Gerald Dennen is Donna’s field training officer, and is trying to impart all the wisdom he has accumulated over the years while struggling against some disillusionment in with his career. Their sergeant, Mitch Reilly, is at the end of his career and has seen more than he’d like of the world in this job, but is still dedicated to serving to the best of his ability until he reaches retirement. As Donna slowly works her way toward becoming a “real” police officer, the experiences of all three shine a light on all aspects of police work. Though this is a fictional story, it incorporates real-life training and is based on some events from the author’s own extensive experience as a police officer.
About the author:
Mark Andrew Kelly dropped out of college and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, finding himself standing on the yellow footprints of Parris Island the day after his twenty-first birthday.
After six years, several awards, and numerous deployments around the world, Mark was honorably discharged from the Marines with the rank of sergeant.
In January 1991, he was hired by the East Hartford Police Department. In the following twenty-one years, he worked as a patrol officer, investigator in the detective bureau/vice and narcotics, sergeant in the detective bureau, sergeant in the patrol division, and operator on the Emergency Response Team. He received fifteen awards and commendations for exceptional service.
Since his retirement, Mark and his wife, Kim, have sailed their boat from the coast of Maine to Guadeloupe and back to their home in Connecticut and Jackman, Maine. An aviation enthusiast his whole life, Mark has earned several ratings and flies as much as his budget allows.
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