tree and cocktails kind of guy by
Mary Brotherton SENIOR LIFE
Pesce retired from the New York City Police Department after his
23-year career and started a successful business.
family had vacationed for years in Florida and in 2004, Pat and
his wife Cathy moved to Indian Harbour Beach.
a palm trees and cocktails kind of guy,” he said.
and Cathy Pesce were at a local restaurant where Marshall Frank
was playing the violin. Frank is the author of 12 books and is a
retired homicide detective, as well as an entertaining musician.
their common background, they became friends.
is my writing mentor,” Pesce said.
wrote in an email, “One of the most likeable personalities
I've ever met.”
attended one of Frank's writing seminars.
listened intensely at my seminar, took my outline and writing method
and went to work on his first book.” Frank said.
intended for Pesce's immediate family, Frank said, “His book
is mufti-faceted, not just ordinary war stories but also about struggles
of a broken family surviving in the streets.”
Memories, Life in Law Enforcement, Personal History” is the
story of one New York City police officer's experiences in the nation's
largest police force during some of its toughest times, including
his remarkable assignments with the famous Knapp Commission investigations,
working under Rudy Giuliani.
in Brooklyn and raised in Coney Island, Pesce worked in Manhattan,
Brooklyn, Queens – all of New York City, He rarely ventured
farther than that.
first time I went oversea was when I crossed the Brooklyn Bridge,”
he said, laughing.
Pesce is a dedicated, inspired ex-cop chomping at the bit to share
his NYPD memoir with the rest of the world,” Frank said. “For
those who enjoy police memoirs, especially those rooted in the bowels
of New York City during the roughest of times, this is the book
to read. When least expected, the reader will be howling at some
of the humor.”