Bad things happen in the Pit, a notorious crime-infested ghetto in downtown Miami. Michael Berish?s experiences as a Miami policeman for twenty-two years serve as fuel for these exciting, intense stories about life as a cop in a tough part of a big city. Not just another collection of rehashed police stories with shootouts, car chases, and damsels in distress,Reflections from the Pitcontains individual, quirky, off-center characters. The stories focus on basic character flaws while dealing with social issues of the day?racism, sexism, prejudice, homelessness, segregation, and brutality. Berish uses his intimate knowledge of the Pit to bring the tales alive. These reflections, covering more than one hundred years of history, give pause for thought and a peek into the human swamp of life in the Pit.
Michael Berish earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree from Barry University in Florida. He worked for the City of Miami Police Department for twenty-two years. His police stories have been published in several national magazines. Berish currently lives on one of the barrier islands off the Florida coast.