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.

Segue Into Monday – Dream

Beautiful rendition of an old song, performed by the Danny May Orchestra, from the movie Boiling Point, starring the late Dennis Hopper and Wesley Snipes.  Viggo Mortensen  was excellent as a trigger man with no conscience.

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1942 – Glenn Miller – Bugle Call Rag

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Dying People And Dying Nations Are Gruesome Sights

As a law enforcement officer I watched my share of mortally wounded human beings breathe their last desperate, reflexive gasps – struggling to stay alive.  Those images are forever in my memory.  I wish I could forget them.  People do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ann Coulter’s ¡ADIOS, AMERICA! – The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hellhole

Adios America! is a wonderful opus.  You can see and buy the book at Amazon by clicking here.  Here’s my review:

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Mr. Obama Tells Kenyan Prez How To Conduct Business – Then Trashes His Own Treatment In America

Sorry if I got lost here.  I could swear that Barack Hussein Obama has been the elected leader of the United States of America for nearly seven full years now.  Did he not have every possible privilege life has to … Continue reading

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Senator Ted Cruz Accuses Mitch McConnell Of Lying

I’ve previously written my opinion of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell (R) and how he does business.

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A Few Words From Allen West

With thanks to Penny, here’s a voice we haven’t heard for some time.  Lt. Colonel Allen West, U.S. Army Infantry (Retired) and a former Congressman from Florida.

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