Standing In Death's Shadow

Standing In Death's Shadow

by Ken Lang

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Overview

When Stacey arrived at Bill Bateman’s for her 5 year class reunion, she had no idea how a memory from her past would alter her future. In one innocent moment, a simple cordial act leads one on a path of jealous rage and another fighting for their life. Tempers flare, threats are exchanged, blood is shed, and the services of the homicide detectives are soon requested.

In his second release of his homicide series, former homicide detective and award winning author, Ken Lang, unveils the inner workings of a chaotic homicide unit. Standing In Death’s Shadows: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a fascinating and revealing read that throws you right into the conflict between the victims, their killers, and the detectives who are tasked to solve their murders.

Ride along as the detectives are dispatched to the electric company retiree’s house for a suspicious death. Found draped over the edge of his bathtub, you’ll experience how the investigators struggle to determine the cause of death and put the pieces of the puzzle together. As you follow along with some astonishing revelations discovered during the autopsy, you’re sent on an excursion for evidence that will reveal untold truths and cost another their life.

Become a detective’s shadow as they are summonsed to the scene of a bewildering apartment fire where firefighters make a grizzly discovery. With the charred remains found in a peculiar way, the family of the lone tenant prays that the authorities can make sense of their unexplainable loss. But when the detectives scour the ruined apartment and yield little for evidence, they finds themselves left with one slim chance to solve the case—and that chance requires them to race across country to beat the odds.

A rare insider account of the exhilarating pace of a homicide detective’s life, Standing In Death’s Shadows: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a true crime adventure that thrusts you into the middle of the action and will leave you with wanting more.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014406376
Publisher: Ken Lang Studios
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Homicide Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 668 KB

About the Author

Recently named a winner in the 2011 "50 Great Authors You Should Be Reading," Ken Lang is a 22 year law enforcement veteran from the State of Maryland who is now an accomplished author. He has served the last 15 years as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Section where Sex Crimes, Robbery, and Homicide investigations have become his forte. A decorated officer, Ken has been awarded the William J. Simms Memorial Award, was named 1997 Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club, has been issued three unit citations, a Chief’s Award, and was the recipient of 14 letters of appreciation for outstanding service as recognized by distinguished members of government and civilians alike.

In addition to his current investigative assignment, Ken is also an active Forensic Artist, providing Maryland police agencies with composite sketches, post-mortem and age-enhancement drawings, and skull reconstructions in a variety of ongoing investigations.

It was in March of 2010 when Ken accidentally discovered his writing talents. While volunteering at a story telling conference, Ken met Delaware author and ghostwriter, John Riddle, founder of I Love to Write Day, and the two conversed about ways in which Ken could make income writing online content for law enforcement websites. But when John learned about Ken's vast experience in the Criminal Investigation Division, investigating rapes, robberies, and murders, he encouraged Ken to seriously consider writing true crime books based on those experiences.

By March of the following year, Ken acted on the advise and released his ebook version of Walking Among the Dead; True Stories from a Homicide Detective through Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Smashwords. Ken is currently working on the two followup books Standing in Deaths Shadow: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective and Death Comes Uninvited: The Last Pages from a Homicide Detective's Notebook.

Ken currently resides in North East, Maryland with his wife, Michele, and three children.

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Standing in Death's Shadow 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought Ken's first book as a Christmas present for my daughter and when I saw this one come out wanted to read it. I have to say I was not disappointed. As a homicide detective, Ken Lang takes us right into the heart of the story with descriptions that allow readers to visualize what is happening right down to the status of the body to the type of murder weapon. Definitely looking forward to the last book in the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, but already read it written by another author ugghh......hate when i waste money!!!!!