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.

Can David Cameron Really Believe What He’s Telling Us About Islam?

Once again, a hat tip to Jed West, for this jaw dropping vignette (via of British Prime Minister David Cameron speaking about ISIS’ existential threat to the UK – and he tells us (with a straight face, mind you) … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Back In Sweden – And Unthinkable Horror From Atop The Tall Buildings

You get two-for-one today, gentle readers. 1.  The counter-jihad video of Dan Park, an artist who has spent some time in Sweden’s prisons, because of his “hate-speech” against Islam is yours to view with thanks to Jed West. Sweden is … Continue reading

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American Gays Celebrate As Muslims Throw Homosexuals From Tall Buildings

With thanks to, here’s a look at more disturbing revelations from the Middle East, specifically Syria. While the White House in Washington, D.C. is lit up in celebrating the Supreme Court’s recent decision making gay marriage the law of … Continue reading

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Why Are We Doing This, Again?

With thanks to Jed West, here’s an astonishing bulletin from U.S. Central Command that makes me ask, one more time:  Why do we have our armed forces in the Middle East?

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Back To 1944 – Same Ol’ Story

Here’s some early Stan Kenton (1911-1979) – a  1944 recording of And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine.  The vocal is by Anita O’Day.  The song is a sort of comedic lament on a theme that is repeated frequently today, in … Continue reading

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McConnell Calls For History Rewrite – Send Jefferson Davis Statue Down The Orwell Memory Hole

In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, protagonist Winston Smith’s job was to re-write history, sending the prior versions of newspaper items, etc., down a Memory Hole – and replacing them in the records with his re-writes.

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What’s That You Say? The Taliban Attacked Afghanistan’s Parliament?

The military invasions/occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan following the 9/11/01 attacks have cost America a lot of precious lives and limbs, in addition to the 3,000 lost during the World Trade Center/Pentagon devastation.  As the centuries old war of Islam … Continue reading

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