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.

Let Us Never Forget

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Erasing The Thin Blue Line

In 1829 Sir Robert Peel organized the London Metropolitan Police, the first organized police service in England’s capital.  The Bobbies, affectionately named after their founder, are known throughout the world as an exemplary model of the modern police function.  I … Continue reading

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Crime Rate Soars As Baltimore Cops Live A Nightmare

I remember working as a rookie patrolman in a northeast Colorado medium-sized city in the summer of 1980.  I was off duty and at home the night one of our new patrolmen stopped a car full of young intoxicated men … Continue reading

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Another Look, In Case You Missed It

Bosch Fawstin’s cartoon depiction of Muhammad.

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Audrey Russo Interviews Andrew Bostom About Fox News’ Cowardice And Dhimmitude

Talk show host Audrey Russo and the incomparable Andrew Bostom discuss Fox News’ treatment of Pamela Geller, and the abject lack of knowledge about Islam which is relentlessly and shamelessly exhibited by the major American media talking heads.

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Death Sentence In Marathon Bombing – Boston Globe Obscures Motive

Find the “I” word.  That’s always my challenge in reading mainstream media reports involving jihad attacks anywhere in the world.  This one happened right here in the USA, in Boston, during the Marathon footrace.  The surviving bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was … Continue reading

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Stephanopoulos and Limbaugh – Where The Two Opposite Poles Meet

It was only $75,000.00 for the Clinton Foundation.  I guess to a lot of people that’s no big deal.  I understand that Mr. Stephanopoulos, now that the omission to report his donation has been exposed, recused himself from refereeing any … Continue reading

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