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.

London Hit Again – “Asian” Male With A Knife And A Car

Thanks to Vlad for the SkyNews link.

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3 Immense Lies That Just Won’t Die

Islam is a religion of peace.  Its teachings are good and peaceful, George W. Bush told us. He spoke those incredible words within days of the 9/11/01 attacks carried out by 19 Muslims using hijacked American jetliners as guided missiles.  … Continue reading

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Shakespearean: Another Security Breach By The Secret Service

When was the last time you left your laptop computer inside your exposed car overnight?  When was the last time someone actually broke into your car and stole something – like your laptop computer? Incredibly, unbelievably, a United States Secret … Continue reading

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Marine Le Pen Gives A French Journo More Than She Can handle

According to the vid.me site Vlad Tepes has apparently gotten into some sort of trouble with the YouTube people (perhaps truth in reporting?) and is not posting his videos there – at least until things cool down a bit.  I … Continue reading

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Once Again – FITNA – A Film By Geert Wilders

If you have never seen this fifteen minute masterpiece, here it is.  It’s well worth your time.

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Dems’ and Press Corps’ Case Against Trump And Russians Is LAUGHABLE

I was never going to vote for Hillary Clinton.  The Russians’ alleged hacking into DNC computers and Donald Trump allegedly buddying up with Vladimir Putin to swing the American 2016 election did not cause me to vote for the current … Continue reading

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Trump Invokes A False Premise – And Displays His Misunderstanding Of America’s History

The last straw for breaking my novel-writing hiatus from this blog appeared today in the Drudge Report headlines.  President Donald Trump claimed via the Twitter social media engine that during the 2016 presidential campaign former President Barack Obama arranged for … Continue reading

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Announcing: FADOESQUE – My New Thriller – Available Now At Amazon

The paperback version is here.

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Coming Soon: My New Thriller

Mike Donnelly is a fifty-something divorced ex-cop.  Lately he’s run into a streak of bad luck.  But, things are beginning to look up.  He’s about to take his first vacation in a long, long time – a nice, peaceful cruise … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: My Next Novel

Stay tuned.

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