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The Mean Streets of La: Taking Out the Trash

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First Gulf War Veteran decorated war hero and expert marksman Sebastian Tufts, one of only two survivors of the elite 2-18 Special Operations Team returns home to civilian life plagued by persistent nightmares. In his struggle to return to normalcy he experiences significant setbacks in almost every aspect of his life, in his two failed marriages and subsequent loss of an unrewarding job. This is followed by a nearly fatal encounter with the Cortinas, a Sureno Mexican gang bent on establishing a reputation for ...
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Overview

First Gulf War Veteran decorated war hero and expert marksman Sebastian Tufts, one of only two survivors of the elite 2-18 Special Operations Team returns home to civilian life plagued by persistent nightmares. In his struggle to return to normalcy he experiences significant setbacks in almost every aspect of his life, in his two failed marriages and subsequent loss of an unrewarding job. This is followed by a nearly fatal encounter with the Cortinas, a Sureno Mexican gang bent on establishing a reputation for extreme violence in order to boost their own gang's reputation among their rivals. As a result of what has befallen him, he emerges as a angry vigilante bent on seeking revenge for the excruciating pain they have inflicted on him and on their many other innocent victims. With the help of a handful of like-minded friends and associates he wages a brutal and calculated war of attrition against one of the many Latino street gangs who plague the streets of Los Angeles
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452807102
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/18/2010
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Walker served as the Chief of Education and Foreign Language Training with the US Army Security Agency (Military Intelligence) in Augsburg, Germany, 1970 - 1972. Following his release from active military service in 1972, he reverted to the army reserves until 1975. During that time he returned to graduate school at Ole Miss to pursue a PhD in European History then spent more than thirty years as a secondary school teacher and university lecturer, programs administrator and education director for schools and institutes in the US, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand. He earned a BA degree at Tulane in History, French and English, a combined master's degree (M.S.S) in Modern European History and International Relations at Ole Miss and an advanced master's degree in Education Administration and Management (Ed.M) from UTSA.

In January 1998, he and his wife Phongsri and children relocated to Buriram Thailand where he continued to teach writing and drama at Buriram Rajabhat University until he retired in 2006. During his lengthy academic career he has published a total of eleven different textbooks in the field of English language teaching including the three volume series Walker's Guides to American English as well as more than seventy short stories, numerous magazine articles for professional journals, and several poems and songs. Mean Streets of LA: Taking out the Trash is his first novel.

Roger and Phongsri established the TOLO Foundation in 1998. Profits from the sale of Mean Streets of LA will be used primarily to supplement the support levels needed for the children of Tree of Life Orphanage Foundation as well as for the more than 130 indigent children of Ban Yoei Sakae Elementary School.

The author welcomes your feedback and can be reached at the following addresses:
The Tree of Life Orphanage Foundation,
166/23 Na Wat Pa Road, Amphur Muang,
Changwat Buriram, 31000 Thailand
Email address: treeoflifeorphanage.thailand@yahoo.com
Web site: www.treeoflifeorphanage.com
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