According to the book description of Cop Tales: Legends, Pranks and
Stories from a Bygone Era, "Before the dawn of political correctness and
the almost choking fear of offending someone, there was a brand of humor that
deemed no one sacred. In the world of law enforcement lived those who dared to
trample upon everything from the sanctity of motherhood to race and religion.
There were no exemptions or exclusions and anyone could fall prey to a trivial
barb or a very elaborate prank. Cartoons, poems, letters, and living creatures
from cats to snakes were just a few of the "tools" of the police humor trade. Of
course, the calls for assistance often provided some moments of side splitting
laughter and comic relief. The mere twisting of a word could alter the response
to a call and cause dozens of police cars to rush, with lights flashing and
sirens sounding, to a home or business. Seconds after arrival they could be left
scratching their heads and asking how a bird became a burglar. Back in those old
days of policing a tough guy who boasted, "If you didn't have that badge and
gun, I'd stomp your ass," often found his wish granted. And, on some those
occasions when the badge and gun came off, bets were placed on the outcome."
According to the book description of FATAL
DESTINY - The Carjacking Murder of Doctor Pam Basu, “The brutal death of Doctor Pam Basu and forcible
taking of her car on September 8, 1992 is the singular incident, which defined carjacking. Her senseless killing was truly
the murder reported around the world. From CBS, NBC and ABC to CNN and FOX News, People and Time Magazines, her death created
a media frenzy.
The outcry over Pam Basu's murder brought thunderous
applause from members of her community when they were told the suspects could face the death penalty. But, the cries for justice
continued, and her death became the catalyst for House Bill H.R. 4542, The Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992. President George H.
W. Bush signed that bill into law in the presence of members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police on October
The case continues to make national news, as suspects
pursue appeals and challenge legislation and court rulings. The crime has been cited in the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post,
New York Times, London Times, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and others. The media has referred to the
Basu carjacking as "the crime that won't go away." The crime stands as a lead case cited in legal documents, court
cases and dictionaries. It has been cited as a primary case in West's Encyclopedia of American Law and Webster's Online Dictionary.
this hideous killing held a double twist that seemed better suited to a Hollywood Thriller. Pam's husband, Steve, while videotaping
her departure from their home with their daughter, Sarina, captured the images of the two men who would moments later brutally
beat and drag to death his loving wife. And, she lived and died in a town called Savage, Maryland. Howard
County Police Officer, Jody Ann Tookey (the first officer on the scene of the crime), said, "Two days after the murder
I sat down to dinner and suddenly became sick. I couldn't touch my food, because I could see her body lying
there in the road. And, sometimes, my stomach still turns. I had nightmares for days. I saw the victim standing in the roadway asking me for help. She would yell at me to do something
and her child would cry. In the days before the first trial I had the nightmares again. I still have the horrible dreams,
but not as often. People tell me I'll always have them."
to the book description of The Eyes of the Hunter, “Take a journey back into the Old West,
where a distant grandfather of modern-day detective sergeant Jefferson Daniel Lewis is a U.S. Marshal. Look at those days
through the eyes of Marshal Jefferson Lewis and see the Sioux Indians, George Armstrong Custer, Crazy Horse and the battle
of the Little Big Horn. Marshal Lewis is a man with a different way of thinking, and he lives his life as his father taught
him. While riding in search of outlaws and the men who killed his brothers, he meets and befriends Soaring Hawk, a Sioux Indian.
He meets Ben Dawkins, a former slave, and finds a loyal companion after saving the life of a young wolf. Lewis truly believes
that friendship isn’t based on the color of a man’s skin or his heritage and that a true friend is worth more
than worldly possessions. When he arrives in a town called Broken Rock, he meets a very lovely young woman named Hannah Taylor.
Suddenly, he finds the road to romance is rather bumpy, often complicated, and sometimes very funny.”
According to the book description of A Miracle
for Tony Clements, it is “a funny Heart-Warming story of the coming of age of Tony Clements. Tony’s
policeman father was killed in the line of duty and Tony wants to be like him. Devine intervention turns him from klutz to
hero, and brings him love.”
to the book description of The Far Side of the Bridge, “Detective Jefferson Daniel Lewis has
the unenviable task of hunting for a serial rapist and murderer who has a taste for wealthy women. Tiffany Barrows, wife of
millionaire businessman Zachary Barrows, has been marked as the killer’s next victim. Lewis suddenly finds himself acting
as her bodyguard as well as lead investigator in the case. Still, he relentlessly chases down every clue and soon finds that
some of them point to a policeman. Not just any policeman, but Captain Karl Thomas, Commander of the Homicide Division and
a man with a messy divorce in his past. Lewis pushes on, only to have his world crumble: first a suicide note from a suspect
he’d cleared confessing to the murders and a good friend beaten and left for dead, then a shocking, public revelation
that he’s having an affair with Tiffany Barrows. Shamed and pushed into a corner, J. D. Lewis is suspended from the
police department and wonders if anyone will believe him when he says the killer’s still out there.”
According to the book description of Death
Knocks Twice, “Halloween night, with a Hunter's Moon in the sky, finds Detective Jefferson Daniel Lewis
on the scene of a murder. Another child molester's been killed with the signature double tap to the head. Two .22 caliber
bullets, and little else to go on, puts Lewis in the middle of right and wrong when sentiment rests on the side of the killer.
To complicate matters, he's assigned a new partner. Maria Santana, a dark-eyed, raven-haired beauty works beside him day and
night, but knows she'd like to be a lot more than just his partner. Yet she's not the only one who'd like to have his personal
attention. He tries to keep affairs of the heart out of the way while he looks for clues and when he least expects it, he
finds what he's been searching for. Lewis meets with Maria Santana and Captain Karl Thomas, commander of the Homicide Division,
to bait a trap for a killer. Suddenly the plan is ripped apart. A child murderer is set free touching off a race against time
during a violent storm-a race that brings a shocking end to the hunt.”
According to the book description of A Question
of Honor, “A man who had served in the police force with pride and honor was being sent to prison for
a crime he hadn't committed. But Jesse Kelly wouldn't survive a week in prison. Then came a helping hand, and the accident
in which it was assumed he had perished. Follow him as he sets out on a quest for justice and revenge.”