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Robert Fasone received a degree in Liberal Arts at Kingsborough  Community College and graduated cum laude with a degree in English from Brooklyn College in 1987. His first job had little to do with his degree in English. He was hired as a collector and then promoted to a  credit analyst at Security Pacific Bank in New York. He worked for a short time at the Belding Hemingway Company as a credit analyst before becoming a New York City Police Officer. Robert worked as a cop in  Manhattan South; primarily in the 1st and 9th Precincts. Robert and his family moved to South Florida,  where he worked at American Express Travel Related Services for fourteen years, most recently as their  Regulatory Compliance Manager in American Express' Ft. Lauderdale offices.

 

Robert Fasone is the author of two novels: Bread Upon the Water and A Chase After Wind.

 

 

According to the description of Bread Upon the Water, “Sonny DiBari is an Italian immigrant who jumps ship to start life in a new country. Life is food on the table and working to provide it. Gussie believes children should support the family in any way she decides. Her kids don’t feel the same way. It is all she can do to manage the chaos. Sonnyboy is awaiting the trial date determining the course of his life. Vinny will do what is needed to help the family, including running to the Mafia. Valencia lives life her way or no way. Anna marries a man who hates her family. Debra’s passion is food. Samantha’s mistake leads to a terrible secret. Rosa works for the family. She wants out, but won’t make the same mistake her older sisters made. Life in the DiBari family is not what it should be, but it can never be anything more than it is.”

 

According to the description of A Chase After Wind, “Neil “Momma” Mia was a lieutenant in the NYPD spearheading the narcotics war against Manual Cordova. His uneasy alliance with Don Gino Armenti led him to defy direct orders to save the Don’s son from Cordova. Momma did his job too well, and it all became personal when Cordova ordered the brutal murder of Mia’s wife. Neil threw down his badge and went on a bloody rampage seeking vengeance, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake. Cordova sent a terrifying message: Christy Mia was next. Momma had to save his daughter, and with the assistance of Don Armenti, began a life on the run. Five years later Cordova took the one precious thing Neil Mia lived for…or did he…? The only way for Momma to find out was to pursue those responsible, not only to save Christy’s life, but to redeem his own…and discover the truth.”

 

One reader of A Chase After Wind said, “The book begins with some backstory of the main character, Neil "Momma" Mia, a lieutenant in the NYPD. I found it crucial to the story.  The story takes place in New York and the NYPD.vs The Mafia and Drug Cartel with a personal twist.

Mr. Fasone shows you his characters with well-written descriptions. The dialogue is well written and fits the characters. The book does have the occasional profane word, but it does belong which should not eliminate this book as a choice to read.  Robert Fasone born in New York, attended Brooklyn College where he obtained a degree in English. A former NPD officer, he now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He's an avid beach bum who has written his first novel.

This book is reminiscent of Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade in the twenty-first century. I found it an interesting read. I did find one spot that as a reader was somewhat awkward, but not enough to detour me from finishing what I consider a good book. I would recommend this book for reading. I applaud Mr. Fasone on his first novel.”


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One reader of Bread Upon the Water said, “Robert Fasone's new novel, Bread Upon the Water, is gripping, well-paced, and excellently written. The author's dialogue brings his characters to life. You could believe you were sitting with them at the dinner table engrossed in the fluid and often volatile family relationships. Sonny DiBari and his family are characters that sparkle with life.”

From the History of the New York City Police Department 

Next comes a clause ordering "that a company not exceeding one hundred active citizens should be organized in each ward, under the direction of the Committee of Police, and magistrates, as an extraordinary City Watch, to be armed with watch Clubs, and to have an object placed in their hats when on duty, written 'Cut Watch.'" This body was to have a Captain and Assistant, and, on the alarm being given, it was to assemble at the City Hall to execute the behests of the Mayor and Magistrates. A third section of the same ordinance placed $500 at the disposal of the Magistrates, to be used as might appear best toward the suppression of crime.

The Grand Jury took a hand in police affairs, making a presentment to the effect that a Watchman should be stationed at each church, and should have ready access to the bell, so that he might be able to give an immediate alarm in case of fire. the Grand Jury also thought the Watchmen, in crying fire, should be directed to name the place where the flames were raging. This presentment was referred by the Common Council to the Watch committee.

The Captains of the Watch were charged with superintending the trimming and care of the lamps in their districts, "the people employed by the corporation having been guilty of neglect and impositions." A month later, however, the Lamp committee expressed disapproval of the Watchmen lighting the lamps, but were in favor of their extinguishing them at a certain hour. Incidents like these are eminently indicative of the state of the city during the period treated of. The reader may find unfailing food for reflection by comparing the electric fire alarm system and the electric lighting of to-day with the church bellringing and oil lamp trimming that prevailed in the life of his grandfather.

By the act of ninth of April, 1813, the city was divided into ten wards: the electors of each ward to chose one Alderman, one Assistant Alderman, two Assessors, one Collector, and two Constables. The Mayor, Recorder, and not less then five Aldermen, and five assistant Aldermen to be a quorum of the Common Council. The Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen had the power of Police Judges, empowered to act as conservators of the peace. Under this law, a police office was established and the Police Judges (otherwise called Special Justices), were authorized to exercise certain powers, which belonged to Aldermen when out of sessions.

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