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
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
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
With the fate of thousands at risk, can Detective Alex Landon afford to trust his intuition over circumstantial evidence? For the past few months, Detective Alex Landon had seen retired US Army Captain Jonathan McDougal as both a sympathetic suspect and a less-than-cooperative informant. But, when a local hate group acquires explosives and the circumstantial… Continue reading Enemies Domestic is OUT TODAY!
As I write this, I stand at the verge of acquiring a new title and aspect of my self-identity. Author. Unbelievable… The staff at Cyanide Publishing are diligently working to finalize design and initial content for the gavinreese.com website and social media sites. I’ve returned approvals for the book cover design and graphics, the digital… Continue reading Husband, Rugger, Cop, Narc, Sniper…Author?
With the fate of thousands at risk, can Detective Alex Landon afford to trust his intuition over circumstantial evidence? Available now to pre-order (Out 3 July): For the past few months, Detective Alex Landon had seen retired US Army Captain Jonathan McDougal as both a sympathetic suspect and a less-than-cooperative informant. But, when… Continue reading Pre-order Enemies Domestic
I previously mentioned that I wrote a lot as a kid. I forgot to mention that that was also one of the most common forms of punishment in my house. My dad got kicked around a lot as a kid, so, instead of carrying that on with us, he went the opposite direction. Never laid… Continue reading Police Reports
Someone recently asked me to identify the worst thing I’ve ever laughed at. Wow, tough call. I have two jokes that I intentionally hang on to and use to gauge an audience. I won’t give you punchlines, just in case we ever meet because I hate it when someone says the punchline. So, here they… Continue reading Gallows Humor
It’s not much of a secret that cops have an off-color sense of humor. It’s actually a critical emotional survival mechanism for us, and the irony should give us pause: the guy with the most developed Gallows Humor has likely sustained the most emotional damage and is probably at the greatest risk for mental collapse.… Continue reading Frank the Brain Tumor