Protectors of the Inner Sanctum

Polish Dragon P. I.

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 04/10/2022
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Author Biography

Steve Zimcosky is a multi-award winning and international selling author. He is the creator of the Polish Dragon P. I. series and was born in the Slavic Village area of Cleveland, Ohio where many of his stories take place. He is a member of the Private Eye Writers of America. He has wanted to be an author since elementary school while reading books like White Fang and Call of the Wild by Jack London. He spends his retirement time writing short stories on a variety of subjects he hopes his readers will enjoy. Some of his favorite authors include Stephen King, James Clavell, Thomas B. Dewey, Ed McBain, and Vivien Chien.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite

A former detective and one of the best active Private Investigators, Tom Sipowicz just found out that he had a brother. They never met because of circumstances beyond the control of their parents. Tom’s brother, Nicholas Stachowiak, was a software engineer he found through A visit to reunite with his brother turned into an unpleasant surprise. Someone kidnapped the grandson of Nicholas about a year ago, a recurrence with children between 8 and 10 years old as victims across states. The kidnappers’ identities were unknown, but rumors pointed to a cult. They messed with the wrong child because Tom would take it personally. He would not lose another family member! Follow Tom as he leaves no stone unturned in Protectors of the Inner Sanctum (A Polish Dragon P. I. Story) by Steve Zimcosky.

Protectors of the Inner Sanctum by Steve Zimcosky was a riveting installment of A Polish Dragon P. I. Series. This intriguing tale revolved around family, loyalty, cultism, brainwashing, and some action. I loved everything about this compact and punchy story, from the plot to the storyline, development, and characters. The story was simple, unpredictable, and with all the elements that kept me hooked. The narrative was witty and funny, taking me on a suspenseful ride. I wondered why the cult targeted children at such bright but tender ages. Was it because children in that age range were most curious yet impressionable? Were they easier to brainwash and groom? We have a sensitive job to do as parents if my assumptions are correct. I felt terrible for Suzie and hoped she healed. This novel was worth my while, and I’d love to read more of Tom’s adventures.

Joe Wisinski

Protectors of the Inner Sanctum (Polish Dragon P. I.) by Steve Zimcosky is a novella centered around the unexplained disappearance of children between the ages of 8 and 10. Oddly, their clothes are discovered far from where they were apparently abducted. The protagonist, Tom Sipowicz, who is a private investigator known as the Polish Dragon, becomes involved when he is hired to find a missing boy. In a twist, it turns out the missing boy is his grand-nephew. His efforts to find the boy lead him to a cult that is abducting children, raising them in their bizarre beliefs, using them to keep the cult populated. The book is part of the Polish Dragon P. I. series written by Zimcosky.

I enjoyed reading Protectors of the Inner Sanctum (Polish Dragon P. I.). Author Steve Zimcosky hooked me in with his first scene, a flashback to when the protagonist, Tom Sipowicz, recalls a drug addict pointing a gun at his face. From there the story is a fast-moving account of Sipowicz’s attempt to solve the disappearance of the missing children. Even though the story is fiction, it’s all so realistic sounding that the reader never loses his suspension of disbelief. Zimcosky does a good job of keeping the reader guessing about the outcome of Sipowicz’s search. There’s even a surprise twist, which I won’t get into so as not to spoil the surprise. I recommend Zimcosky’s book to anyone looking for a fun, easy-to-read mystery, action, and adventure story.

Gary W.

Another great read by a wonderful author.

C. Lee

I enjoyed reading Steve Zimcosky’s The Protectors of the Inner Sanctum. There is a lot of action in the story and I was kept on the edge of my seat. The author kept me guessing and there was a surprise twist at the end. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick, easy and suspenseful rea

Norma W.

Another winner! I really enjoyed reading this one. It gripped me from the beginning and moved well to its completion.

Mary B.

What an imagination you have! Great story! As I’m reading, the character’s come to life in my head. I can actually see them.

Donna R.

Wow...a lot happened in that short book!!! I had to read the whole thing at once!! Really enjoyed it!