In the native language of the region, the town of Shandaken, New York is known as, “land of rapid waters” and for Police Captain Tony Marciano there are some days when the rising water moves a little faster than others.
In Tony’s world, intrigue is woven into the very fabric of the community he protects and in the variety of crime scenes he processes. What lies in The Catskill Mountains, known to locals as—The Blue Mountains, is a simple, yet sometimes seedy world—where the future never sleeps and every day offers up another enticing adventure.
Join Captain Marciano and his K-9 partner, Musket, as they continue their quest to clean up the streets of Shandaken by pursuing and capturing some of the area’s most notorious perpetrators of burglary, domestic violence, theft, drugs, and…even murder.
Go inside the darkest recesses of Shandaken to take down a Meth lab and suit up with regional SWAT team members as they hunt down and capture a murder suspect. Learn first-hand the risk every officer takes when he puts on a badge and gun—that they may not make it home.
“Author E.J. Morelli captures the essence of the Catskill Mountains and delivers a profound visualization of the area and its most interesting inhabitants,”
Eugene J. Morelli grew up in Phoenicia, New York and would later move on to become a Sheriff’s Deputy in rural South Carolina. Currently assigned as night shift supervisor, canine handler, and SWAT Medic, the author knows the depth of challenges faced by rural law enforcement officers. Off duty, he enjoys time spent with friends, family, and motorcycles. This book is dedicated to the memory of Bobby, a great partner and friend who recently passed away.