Conspiracies, Real Life Crime

Sicilian Mafia (Organised Crime)

The Sicilian Mafia is an infamous crime syndicate that is known worldwide, with their perceived lifestyle portrayed in different movies such as, ‘The Godfather,’ and ‘Goodfellas.’ The Sicilian Mafia gained a lot in terms of money and power, ruling through death contracts and creating fear in the hearts of the people of Sicily. The prominence… Continue reading Sicilian Mafia (Organised Crime)

Real Life Crime

Jeffrey Dahmer – The Milwaukee Cannibal

Serial killers have long held a macabre sort of fascination with people. Writing letters to them in prison, collecting ‘killer’ trading cards and otherwise obsessing over the depravity of these individuals has become big business over the years, and there are plenty of serial killers to study. One of the most prolific and nausea inducing… Continue reading Jeffrey Dahmer – The Milwaukee Cannibal

Gallows Humor (Cop Humor)

Cop Comedy and Funny Dicks

One of the most common threads between all the cops I know is our dark, gallows sense of humor. There are some distinct differences between the things patrol cops and detectives see and have to laugh about. --Patrol Cops-- Uniformed cops pushing black-and-white bumpers around the town are true first responders.  They show up to… Continue reading Cop Comedy and Funny Dicks

Police Life, Real Life Crime

Hard-Boiled Holidays

My family and I attended the Celebration of Christmas at Dream City Church last night, which has been a Phoenix-area staple for the last 39 years.  While it’s always an impressive display of talent and theatrical storytelling, this year’s presentation struck a particular chord with me.  Dream City Church is doing incredible work here in… Continue reading Hard-Boiled Holidays

Books

Goodreads Response

Wow.  Since Cyanide Publishing released Enemies Domestic in tangible formats in June and Kindle on 3 July, I’ve been incredibly surprised and grateful for the public’s response to my stories.  I took about a week off from writing the upcoming Enemies Foreign, which is due out on 15 November, to write Room Number Three.  To… Continue reading Goodreads Response

Books

Enemies Foreign – Now available to pre-order

Foreign terror cells have infiltrated and disabled emergency response units. Nothing can prevent their next terror attack. Available to pre-order now. Released 15th November: While following leads to identify and arrest a local international drug trafficker, Detective Alex Landon is called to lead a mass murder investigation after the unholy marriage of a drugs trafficking… Continue reading Enemies Foreign – Now available to pre-order

Gallows Humor (Cop Humor), Police Life

Office Parties

I simultaneously love and loath going to my wife’s office parties.  One or two folks there know what I do, but, for everyone else, they get a comical lie if they ask what I do for work.  Despite how commonplace this is for us cops, I imagine it could be a pretty misunderstood safety tactic. … Continue reading Office Parties

Police Life

An American’s Right to a Second Chance

I listened to a public radio discussion on Reginald Dwayne Betts and his efforts to practice law.  Save your lawyer jokes for another day, friends, this is serious.  As I write this, the Connecticut Bar is deciding the fate of his application, and attempting to determine if he is of sufficiently “good moral character” to… Continue reading An American’s Right to a Second Chance

Books

Pre-order Room #3

A sadistic child killer awaits in Room Number Three. Available now to pre-order (Out 4 September): One year ago, Detective Alex Landon began investigating the unexplained disappearance of ten-year-old Kevin Stevenson. Now he could finally sit across from the predator he believed responsible. The catch? Landon has no evidence to hold his suspect, who clearly knows investigators can't… Continue reading Pre-order Room #3

Gallows Humor (Cop Humor)

Some of the Things Cops (Allegedly) Do To Each Other

One of the common themes in cop shows and movies is the prank.  Pulling pranks and practical jokes on the squadmates is among my other favorite pastimes.  I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you, some of which I’ve seen, others I’ve instigated, and a few, well, I’d best say I heard… Continue reading Some of the Things Cops (Allegedly) Do To Each Other