A Cop's Cop is a hard-hitting, fast moving account of Philadelphia's super-sleuth, Charles Harris. The story begins in the 1920s, when Harris was a flat foot walking his Philly beat, and follows his career as he evolves into the city's top cop. The beady-eyed, bowler wearing cop built an information highway of snitches, whores and priests to develop a Machiavellian modus operandi years ahead of his time.
His personal and professional lives intertwined and the young Harris manipulated the misfortunes of the Great Depression into a substantial real estate empire. The moxie and intimidation tactics he displayed in his youth were replaced with street-smart wisdom and crafty intrepidity in his golden years. The older, more experienced Harris ran a Special Investigation Unit before his retirement and was responsible for solving some of the most renowned crimes of the era.
Harris' personal life was filled with idiosyncrasies, including a peculiar marriage to one of the city's classiest 'Madams.' Their union comes to a shocking end when his career is shattered and his love is betrayed. In the end, Charles Harris was a cop's cop until his final day.