Police Don't Move!

'well sometimes we do'

Non-Fiction - True Crime
118 Pages
Reviewed on 03/31/2014
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Author Biography

N E Wood (Nick Wood) was born in 1961 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. At the age of twenty five, he and his then wife moved to the Gold Coast, also in Queensland, where he resided till 2007 when he was medically retired from the police service and – in his words – fled to Asia.
He opened a small, modest guesthouse in the Cambodian seaside town of Sihanoukville where he lived for four years before moving to another seaside town in eastern Thailand, where he wrote POLICE, DON’T MOVE! He says of himself that he has three main loves in his life, those being his two daughters and a good book.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be a cop? Not all the glory jobs that you see on television but the mundane everyday stuff? Well N.E. Wood takes his time on the force and relays some of the best stories of things that actually happened to him when he was working on Australia's Gold Coast. Police Don't Move is wickedly funny at times, serious and direct at others, and informative. The cases highlighted are some of the best, funniest, and down right silliest you will ever read. Then there are some that taught the officer a lesson, so that made him better, and others that led to his retirement.

Police Don't Move captures real life, the picturesque and pretty parts, and the ugly and dirty parts, just the same. It gives you a look into what Officer Nick experienced and talks about; the same things any cop in any town is going to tell you he has dealt with, too. N.E. Wood takes his time telling the stories; it's more like he is sitting right there talking to you than you reading a book. At the same time, he puts his emotions and feelings into some of the harder issues that he faced. It is well written and a great fun read for anyone. You might not want the kids to read it without parents around, but then again, they could learn what not to do and how to stay out of trouble from this book, too.