Echoes of the Fall
The city is a cesspool, the crime is always present and things will never get better, he is convinced of that. He doesn’t stay on the job for the good of the people – he’s been around long enough to know that there are no good people, just people who haven’t had an opportunity to go bad. He’s been stabbed, shot, beaten up, put in the hospital a dozen times, lost friends and lost his wife.
But he loves his job.
Shaughnessy lives for the thrill of solving cases. The harder the case, the more he throws himself into it. The rush he gets when he is putting the pieces together is like nothing in the world. Sure his wife left him because he never came home, but that just gives him more time to work. He doesn’t care, he’s truly married to his job.