Corporal Sam Deland has a lot on his plate. He's a dog lover, single dad, jet pilot, likes girls and his tight knit state police squad is buried under the weight of an unsolved brutal double murder that has stunned his quiet upstate community. The pressure mounts as Sam's team tracks the bad guys into Philadelphia's tough, gritty streets. The characters are the real story though, and with humor, hard work and luck, Sam's team draws the reader's mind to unexpected and surprising places. Realistic police work with a rich descriptive character and scene portrayal is carefully crafted into a story that you will not want to put down.
|Publisher:||Rogue Phoenix Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)|
About the Author
After writing professional documents for many years, Mike has finally devoted time to his true passion, writing fiction where the story and characters come alive in the reader's mind. While his days were filled with authoring hundreds of detailed crime reports, arrest affidavits, search warrants and grand jury presentments, he took some of his own time and devoured books by the dozens. Reading not only was a rewarding diversion, it provided him with the added education he needed to function at a high level in his profession. Mike writes with the real life experience that many years of law enforcement shaped and influenced. The stories may be fiction but are based on how things happen in the real world. His books are honest and captivating novels written with a unique voice that will both chill and charm. Mike is a veteran police detective. He did it all from rookie patrolman to Senior Special Agent. His life has been enriched by a wonderful marriage, parenting, work, flying, sailing and good books. Mike is a lifelong outdoorsman, an experienced tactical firearms instructor, champion sailplane pilot and the captain of his own sailboat. All of these skills have made his novels vivid, exciting and real. Now retired after a career with three law enforcement agencies, Mike enjoys winters writing in Naples, Florida and summers sailing, writing and researching the next novel at his rural Pennsylvania home.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is what life must really be like in “copland.” You can always tell when an author truly understands the subject matter he writes about. Corporal Sam Deland has a double murder to solve, connected somehow to a car theft and smuggled arms ring. Fast-paced and gritty, this tell-it-as-it-is crime story comes to life as you follow Sam Deland and his colleagues as they track down and capture this brutal crime ring. The final take down is gripping and violent. The characters in the book, police and criminals alike, are well developed and three dimensional, with their families, girlfriends, strengths and weaknesses. Human foibles are on display throughout the pages. Sam is a widower and a devoted single father who loves spending time in the woods of upstate Pennsylvania accompanied by his charming pet Beagle, Molly, armed with a camera for wildlife shoots, or a rifle to get meat for the pot. A tough, realistic police tale with a wild ending. For crime novel enthusiasts, this is one you're going to enjoy.