Author: K.T. Mince
ISBN 978-1-60264-563-9 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-564-6 (eBook)
California Highway Patrol Lieutenant, Erin "Red" Wolff, call sign 95-L, is a street-smart, tough cop, and a great leader. She also happens to be gay. A twenty year veteran, she is assigned to command the Highway Patrol's most remote location, Crescent City. Here, nestled on the Pacific Ocean and the border with Oregon, among the magnificent Redwood forests, she finds police work, and people's attitudes towards gays in rural Northern California, is much different than in the big city.
When two of her officers are brutally murdered, 95-L finds herself confronting small town politics, jurisdictional disputes, and a homophobic county sheriff with his own checkered past who is more concerned with getting reelected than solving the murders.
The local authorities' investigation doesn't pass the "smell" test. Someone has been planting evidence, trying to steer the investigation in a different direction, and everyone is only too anxious to pin the murders on an ex-con. Everyone except 95-L.
Driven to find the real killer of her officers, 95-L launches her own investigation that leads from Malibu, to a clandestine "meth" lab in the remote mountains of a National Forest, and to a twenty-five year old unsolved murder in Virginia.
It also leads to the realization that somewhere on the North Coast there's a serial killer preying on rich women.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
During his 30 year career with the California Highway Patrol the author worked all over the state. Starting off as a rookie working graveyard shift on the busy freeways of Los Angeles, he learned the "street smarts" of dealing with the night people of L.A. Then came four years of motorcycle duty. After three motorcycle accidents he transferred to the CHP academy in Sacramento, where he was an instructor for four years, teaching Physical Training and Patrol Tactics. Promoting through the ranks he was a patrol sergeant in the Napa Valley, and then the Lieutenant in command of Crescent City in rural Northern California. As a Captain he commanded the Marin County squad with responsibility for the Golden Gate Bridge. His last assignment was at the Highway Patrol's Sacramento headquarters, where as a Deputy Chief, he was in charge of Personnel and Training Division. After retiring he moved to the island of Kauai where he lives with his wife and two dogs. On Kauai he was a SCUBA instructor for five years. He now works as the project director for a job training program at Kauai Community College, and teaches at the local police academy.
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