GERARD MAK ... Netherlands
writer & author
author is married and lives with his wife Anita in the
semi-rural village of Wormer just north of Amsterdam. He has
three children and four grand children. Growing up in a family
with five boys, his father worked in a paper mill , the core
of their village.
After high school and
a time working for the Government, he joined the Amsterdam
police rising to the rank of superintendent. For almost
twenty-seven years he was stationed in the Red Light District,
the most infamous part of Amsterdam. It remains a neighborhood
where drugs, sex and prostitution and fun and entertainment
are all available.
During those years
there was much crime and the police station on Warmoesstraat
had more than two hundred policemen and women within a mere
square kilometer. The Author kept a diary of happenings which
ultimately became a collection of stories. After publication
in a police newspaper, a respected Dutch magazine offered a
contract as a columnist. As a result his police stories became
well-known and unintentionally, he became an author. Gerard
Mak has written eight successful books in Dutch. Copshop is
his first English book.
year he retired to spend more time on writing, and following
his other loves of soccer and skating ‒
ice in winter and rollerblading during the summer – and
painting and photography.
| COPSHOP Published
2015 CUSTOM BOOKS
What am I?
You teach children from birth that I am the bogeyman.
You accuse me of being too soft on the young… until its
You know the road rules but when you break one, you are not
You see it as part of my job if I get beaten or shot; but
if I hit back you call it brutality.
You complain that I earn too much, but expect me to be
available twenty-four hours a day.
It would not enter your mind to tell your dentist or doctor
how to perform, yet you tell me how to do my job.
You complain that something has to be done about crime but
refuse to be a witness or become involved.
But you forget your possessions, your family, and your life
are in the hands of my colleagues and me. I am a Cop!
ISBN 9781 505230956
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