Redemption: Blood, Brothers and Badges

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Brian Francis Ellis III

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Tommy Spenser, a sergeant in the Pittsburgh Police Department’s Narcotics division, is a functioning addict. He’s depressed, an alcoholic, and suicidal, and his cancer is back. His life is suddenly rocked by a new string of murders in the city and the arrival of a woman with a haunting past.



Short Summary

Tommy and his partner Marco bust a drug dealer, Razor. Then Tommy checks on a nearby domestic violence call and meets Claire. She collapses after having a miscarriage resulting from the beating. At the hospital Tommy's ex-wife confronts him on the chemo treatments he's refusing.


Metropolitan Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, 2012

Based on a True Story


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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Twist,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Nudity,Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Thomas Francis Spenser, Detective Captain Pittsburgh Police

Age: 35

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Complex,Decisive,Empathetic,Desperate,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Secretive,Sarcastic,Selfless,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Clarissa Samuels Hewitt

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Modest,Sexy,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Selfless,Funny,Gracious,Romantic,Secretive,Seductive,Masculine,Strong Moral Code,Naive,Clumsy

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About The Author

Brian Ellis is a former soldier and paratrooper whose career spanned twenty-two years in the Infantry, Signal Corps, and mostly Airborne Infantry or Infantry enabler units, to include three deployments with the 82D Airborne Division to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Hurricane Katrina. He served two more combat tours, in Iraq as a State Department police advisor, and in Afghanistan as a member of the 42D Military Police Group. Brian retired from Active Service in 2016 as a Major. He currently lives in Washington, DC, with his family and his dog, Cutty. Redemption is his first book.

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Male Leaning,Universal,Female Leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available



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