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.

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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Merry Christmas And Happy New Year

Taking a leave of absence.

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Britain First’s Paul Golding Is Now In Prison With Convicted Muslims

Hat tip:  Jed West.

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Russian Ambassador Slaughtered: What The Turk Who Shot Him Really Said

Do we give the British Broadcasting Corporation the benefit of the doubt, because the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was so fresh?  Perhaps the reporters just hadn’t adequate time to get accurate witness statements?  Or is this another case … Continue reading

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FORGERY

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Talking To A Wall? Arpaio’s Finale On Obama’s Great Fraud

Goodness knows we’ve had more than our fair share of deceit, sleights of hand, Three Card Monty, and much more played upon us by the occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue during the past twenty-eight years.  That takes us clear back … Continue reading

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Straight Talk About Jihad On Bulgarian TV As Trump Picks A COINdinista For Sec-Def

I seriously doubt that we will soon see anything like this on American television.  It’s refreshing to hear and watch the clarity of understanding within this discussion group  about what’s going to happen soon in Europe.  (Thanks to Gates of … Continue reading

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A Christmas-Time Love Song From Fatah To Brighten Your Holidays

Some love songs can be timeless.  They span the decades.

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