Description : When unpopular farmer, Stoop Taylor, is found dead in a field, Station Sergeant John Barlow has a feeling his comfortable life is about to be turned upside down. Battling local hoodlums, the Dunlops, who are stealing cattle to order, and seeking a traumatised German soldier at large, Barlow finds his personal problems have multiplied as well. His schizophrenic wife turns violent, his daughter is growing up too fast, and the new District Inspector wants him demoted and transferred. To top it all off he has fallen in love with another woman. The Station Sergeant – One man, one mission: to protect those he loves and find the killer in his community. REVIEWS The character is a joy and if McAllister does not bring us more of his adventures the crime genre will be a poorer place for it. - Sunday Times Mr. McAllister is a superb storyteller whose prose is lean and realistic, a breath of fresh air in a world of bloated crime thrillers. He has brought to life an era long forgotten, and for that we should be truly grateful. Powerful. – New York Journal of Books McAllister movingly explores how the distractions of personal life and the secret knowledge of unspoken shared history shape investigations, and how even the most conservative must deal with change. – Publishers weekly, Oct 2013
Description : John couldn't believe his eyes as he tried to shield himself from the bullet racing toward him. He told himself it had to be a dream-but it wasn't. It was just the beginning of the hardship and humiliation that his fellow soldiers would inflict upon him. When an unexpected personal attack (In the Columbia Recruiting Battallion/ with duty in the Charleston South Carolina Army Recruiting Company Oct 1997 to Feb 2001) threatened John's military career, he had to draw upon a reservoir of undiscovered strength that his past experiences had instilled in him. John's story is the story of an American soldier who refuses to accept defeat, never give up, and will journey to hell and back in order to fight for the one thing his enemies are determined to destroy-his honor.
Description : Life was cheap in the Toxteth and Wavertree districts of Liverpool, and more murders were committed there than in any other part of the city; and so this tough inner-city area became known as Murder Mile. Rising to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector, and becoming the most commended officer in the history of the force, Mike Mulloy had the job of investigating a series of high-profile cases over the years involving murder, arson, rape, armed robbery, drug dealing, burglary and bombing. He and his colleagues witnessed the most appalling brutality and violence where neither age nor sex provided any defence - young children, women and old people were constantly vulnerable.MURDER MILE is a fascinating and engaging addition to the literature of True Crime, written by a man who put his life on the line in the defence of the public and who saw it all at first-hand.
Description : Synopsis This book is about the experiences encountered when I was a sheriff for Los Angeles County. It is meant to inform those who may be entering the field and wish to gain a hands-on narrative of some of the real happenings of one who has been in the field as opposed to reading about it in textbooks. It shows reactions and ways of dealing with similar situations by various deputies who come to the crime scene. It was also written for the general public who see law enforcement from a different perspective and can also gain an insight from both sides of the picture. I also wanted to leave a legacy for other law enforcement officers that I have worked with who dedicated their lives to helping people day in and day out.
Description : Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough is bound for Scotland to explore her genealogical roots along with her friend Laura, not to mention a tour group full of unusual travel mates. But when two empty coffins mysteriously appear in the church in the small town where the group is staying-though none of the locals have died-things take a turn for the macabre. And when the bodies of two Americans are discovered occupying the coffins, MacLaren finds herself back on the job. Can she tie it all together, before she winds up in a coffin of her own?