THE CHIEF OF BAY RIDGE
When thirty-six year old "rookie" cop, Brian Geromina uncovers a Saudi sheik with a shady past, preaching at a Bay Ridge Islamic mosque, and then learns that his pleas for an investigation have fallen on the deaf ears of NYPD brass (despite the recent attacks of 9/11); he's left with no choice but to take matters into his own hands. More
At thirty-six years old, Brian Geromina already had quite a diverse life before joining the NYPD. He was an amateur boxing champ as a kid, did an eight year stint in the Army (including a tour in the Gulf), and then spent eight more behind the bar of a Brooklyn mob-joint, owned by mafia Capo "Allie-Boy" Grasso. It's a resume that gave the "rookie" cop certain skills, street-smarts and instincts, most others don't possess.
However, this will prove to be both a blessing and a curse in his new career. His no-nonsense attitude, short-temper and quick hands, soon put him out of favor with his captain; but his instincts will lead him to a Saudi sheik with a shady past, preaching at a Bay Ridge Islamic mosque.
Though the tenacious cop (known as "Geronimo" by his peers) pleas for an investigation; his requests fall on the deaf ears of NYPD brass—despite the recent attacks of 9/11.
While struggling with a personal tragedy, he starts a probe of his own, and manages to acquire circumstantial evidence linking the sheik and mosque to a potential terror plot and murder.
Despite his findings, he’s still unable to sway his superiors; leaving him no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But to do so, he'll need to call upon all of his special skills, and make a "Deal with the Devil"—something he swore he'd never do.
However, he'll soon learn that all is not as it seems, and find himself deep in the middle of something he wasn't prepared for. Although his initial intentions were well-meant; when his world gets turned upside down, he’s forced to take measures he would never have imagined—especially when it becomes personal.