Netherlands writer & author

The 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.
This 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 imprint

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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 your child.

You know the road rules but when you break one, you are not to blame.

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!

 Published: January 2015
ISBN 9781 505230956

PRINT Format:153 x 229 mm 
US Trade Paperback
Extant 196pp 
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