Tom Gruchy is a former member of the RCMP and his book is one heck of a good read. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It is guaranteed to keep you interested to the very last page.
From police training in Regina to vivid and true accounts of investigating everything from dog complaints to murder in Newfoundland and Labrador, Tom writes in a style that puts readers right at the scene. He describes the reality of working as a first responder in situations that range from humorous to heartbreaking. He tells too how his job took him to the seal hunt in 1983 and on the set of the movie Orca in 1977.
Tom ends with a chapter about his untimely departure from the RCMP in an effort to clear up any and all misunderstandings.
He has dedicated his book to the millions around the world who, like him, suffer from PTSD, and to their families who have to try and understand what is happening to their loved ones. Tom says the best way he can describe PTSD is a life without parole.