Baroota is a fictional tale of Nick Hudson, an aging, retired cop attempting to get in one last mission to make a difference. He gets sucked in to an off-the-books black ops mission to rescue victims of human trafficking being sold into sexual slavery. He meets Nõnkos Zia or Nõn, a woman born in South Africa and a former victim of Muti-medicine - a type of medicine still practiced in South Africa that weaves the occult and human sacrifices into the locals belief system. She is also a victim of human trafficking.
"Overall,Baroota is a pretty fun journey"
Filled with interviews of friends, family, and acquaintances as well as people who knew and grew up with Raymond Lee Washington. Don't look here for horrific stories of gang violence and crimes committed by gang members; that has been done before. If you are looking for a factual and intuitive look into what made Raymond Washington unique on the mean streets of Los Angeles, this book is for you. This book is filled with stories and eyewitness accounts of those who knew who the real founder of the Crips gang was.
Zach Fortier is back with more true crime accounts from the streets. This time he deals with the subject of cops gone bad, including an account of one cop that made the FBI's ten most wanted list for a brutal, quadruple murder. It's hard to believe - and read - about so many police officers that fall from grace and make every mistake possible: theft, murder, fraud, drug abuse, and more. Not to mention the cops sent to prison, proving that "anyone is capable of anything given the right circumstances."
"Annoying narrator ruins the book!"
StreetCreds is a look inside the world of street gangs and the cops that work them.
I worked the street for many years before I entered the Gang Task Force, joining it with the idea that I could rise to the level of violence of any banger I encountered - a really stupid idea. I wanted to "earn back" the respect of the citizens for the police; I grew up in this city, and I worked its streets the best way I knew how, feeling that I had a firsthand understanding of what the citizens were experiencing.
"Disappointed all around."
Curbchek is the story of a damaged cop, Zach Fortier. Fortier worked in the police department for the city where he grew up. One foot in the world of the cops, courts and legal system; the other in the world of gangs, drugs, thugs and street violence. Where the laws and rules are made by the strongest, the schemers and the most brutal.
The CurbChek collection: a true crime trilogy is a true crime account of the police career of Zach Fortier. It recalls the significant calls and incidents handled by Zach during a 30 year career as a Police officer. This is a no holds barred account of the streets. There is no glossing over of gruesome details and no embellishment of the realities of what happened. Good, Bad or Ugly it is all there.
Landed on Black is about the reality that every cop comes to realize. After you have been on the job long enough you realize that nothing is how it seems. Your circle of people that you can trust...really trust, gets smaller every year and you start to question your own sanity. Could everyone you know be this messed up? Is it really possible that you missed all the facades and the ruses that people kept up? Before I started working as a cop I was and careful about whom I chose to associate with.
"Landed on Excellence"
Curbchek-Reload is a dark account of the final years of Zach's time spent as a cop. He is damaged and paranoid. Having survived frequent life and death battles, he is taking dangerous risks and pushing himself to the limits. Sprinkled with humorous events to lighten the razor’s edge descriptions of the daily shootings, stabbings and, rapes, Curbchek-Reload has the highest rating of any of Zach Fortier's audiobooks. If you like your true crime edgy and dark, take a look at Curbchek-Reload.