East Coast

Rated 4.50/5 based on 6 reviews
EAST COAST is THE WIRE in a rural setting as RCMP Sgt. Jerry Northup works to keep his narcotics squad motivated in the seemingly unwinnable war on drugs while raising three kids with his wife, Isobel.
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Price: Free! USD
Words: 8,720
Language: English
About John McFetridge

John McFetridge is the author of the novels LET IT RIDE (St. Martins Press), EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE and DIRTY SWEET (Houghton Miflin Harcourt).

Bestselling novelist Ken Bruen said, “McFetridge channels Elmore Leonard at the height of his powers, with dialogue Quentin Tarantino would kill for.”

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Reviews

Review by: Clair Roxanna on Dec. 10, 2012 :
East Coast is a believable yarn but the editing is bad to the point it takes effort to finish it. There are missing and misspelled words, rough sentence structure etc. A professional editor could make this authors work standout.
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Review by: gotmud on Aug. 29, 2011 :
THIS WAS A PRETTY GOOD BOOK. I WOULD READ MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR. KEEEP THE GOOD WORK UP.
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Review by: RJ Parker on Aug. 08, 2011 :
Really enjoyed this short story sir.. will look for more of your books.
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Review by: gotmud on July 12, 2011 :
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GREAT READ. REALLY ENJOYED THE STORY LINE. KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP.
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Review by: Susan on April 19, 2011 :
A down to earth story of a hard working, world weary couple striving to make the right choices in their chosen careers; as well as for their family unit. Good mix of police and hospital drama.
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Review by: Giovanni Gelati on Oct. 23, 2010 :
I guess I was in the mood for police dramas this week with the digital shorts. East Coast is 8720 words of police action and family drama. I am going to go right to the author’s synopsis on this one: ”EAST COAST is THE WIRE in a rural setting as RCMP Sgt. Jerry Northup works to keep his narcotics squad motivated in the seemingly unwinnable war on drugs while raising three kids with his wife, Isobel.” I have not seen the television show The Wire, you may groan now , I understand. Maybe one day on DVD or Blu-ray, who knows, so I can’t say whether it is an accurate comparison, East Coast vs. The Wire.
I enjoyed the way McFetridge humanized the officers in this digital short. I know a few officers around town. I know they are family men, and it was refreshing to read the way McFetridge had them make choices, see things maybe in a different reality then we as “normal” people do on a daily basis. The choices the officers have to make as fathers and husbands, the way they have to weigh someone’s existence, the perps, in the scheme of things were refreshing. I thought his narrative was the strong part of the digital short, without that I feel the plotline would not have worked as well. East Coast packs a lot of life’s choices into its 8700 words.
This digital short is free, no cost, so no loss, only your time if you feel I am off my game. Give him a try. I asked John if he had anything to add & he had this to say:
“If I was going to add anything it would be that after I worked as a writer on the TV show The Bridge (which only lasted two weeks on CBS) I wrote this story as the pilot script for a TV show I was pitching and then turned it into a short story. And I may write more 'episodes' as short stories.”
Here are the different links for the author and Smashwords:
http://johnmcfetridge.ca
http://johnmcfetridge.blogspot.com
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/14367
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