Author Archives: John L. Work

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.

Dr. Andrew Bostom Discusses An Anniversary – 1915 – The Beginning Of Turkey’s Jihad Genocide Against The Armenians Here’s a wonderfully enlightening seven minute interview with Andrew Bostom, M.D., speaking on the Samantha Sorbo radio show about yesterday’s 100th anniversary of the 1915 Ottoman Turk Empire waging jihad genocide – the brutal slaughter of over one million … Continue reading

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Michael Brown’s Parents To Sue Ferguson – Lawsuits Inevitably Follow Police Actions

Here’s something I learned from twenty years in law enforcement:  Any police action which ends in serious bodily injury, permanent disability or death of the defendant-to-be is going to be followed by a lawsuit.  And it really doesn’t matter if … Continue reading

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William F. Buckley, Jr.’s National Review In A Terrible State Of Disrepair

I can remember my mother, a political conservative’s conservative, watching William F. Buckely, Jr. (1925-2008) on television.  His show was called Firing Line.  Most of the time I had no idea what he was talking about.  What did I know … Continue reading

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National Review’s Ron Capshaw Fires Yet Another Salvo Of Lies At Diana West (Corrected)

Scroll to bottom for correction. Ron Capshaw at The National Review is at it again with another vicious attack on Diana West’s book, American Betrayal.  With rather obvious malice, Capshaw joins Ronald Radosh’s original assault not only on the book, … Continue reading

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Andrew Bostom and Steve Malzberg On The Obama/Iran Nuke Swindle

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The Scooby Doo Van

Look.  I know, I know she’ll get the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination and, depending on which RINO the GOP puts up as a putative, token opponent, Mrs. Clinton will be our next Commander In Chief. It doesn’t matter how … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Sanitizes Aaron Hernandez’s Street-Gang Mentality

To read the opening line from today’s Boston Globe big story (via Drudge), you’d think that Aaron Hernandez just hit a patch of bad luck.  Doggonnit.  How unlucky can a gangsta get?

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