After three years in the US Marines, the Leigh McEachern became a rookie cop with the St. Petersburg
Police Department. Promoted to detective, he took part in many notable cases, including the conviction of the vice-mayor,
a prominent defense attorney, on a federal felony. He went on to serve as deputy chief of the Winter Park Police Department,
and then as chief deputy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department (Florida). Leigh McEachern is the
author of The Appearance of Justice.