Fiction

Sergeant Stone, Nopd

Author: Daniel Barker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Sergeant Stone, the unforgettable character from James Prine's "Tales From the Id," is back in his own enthralling collection of short stories by Prine's nephew, Daniel Barker. Stone is a New Orleans beat cop, but he is also much, much more. His jurisdiction extends from pre-pyramid Egypt to the distant future, from New Orleans' dark alleys to other dimensional realms. Ride with him on an unparalleled journey of imagination and unlock the secrets of the Nazca Plains, the Salem Witch Trials, the Great Chicago Fire, the Battle of Tours, the true Camelot and other mysteries. Confront bloodthirsty pirates, ninja assassins, barbarian hordes, Soviet tanks, vicious street thugs, and even supernatural beings. All this action, plus passionate romance and a desperate chase to control the Ultimate weapon of mass destruction awaits you inside...
Fiction

Sergeant Stone, Sentinel of the Crescent City

Author: Daniel Barker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 144

The inimitable Sergeant Stone returns with fifteen new short stories in this exciting follow up to Sergeant Stone, NOPD! He still guards the Crescent City against threats both ordinary and otherworldly, but that is not his only beat. Journey with him from the wars of ancient India to a dystopian future where a one-world state wields irresistible weapons against a rebellious populace. Along the way he will lay down the law in the Old West, join the French Foreign Legion in a desperate stand, explore the seas in a Viking longship, fly a fighter plane over war-torn Europe, battle the Mafia, train with Shaolin monks, duel Nazi commandos, and witness the tragic final hours of the Byzantine Empire. There are adventures within New Orleans as well, a place so colorful that it is a microcosm of the world. It is there that he will meet the daunting challenge of marriage! And it is there that he will face the fight of his life when his deadly enemies finally find him...
Fiction

Tales from the Id

Author: James S. Prine

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 399

James Prine introduces a variety of interesting characters in this unique collection of short stories: a mysterious police sergeant who knows more about crucifixions than he should; Vikings who got a little more than they bargained for; Leviticus seen in a new way; an unforgettable war-time event in North Vietnam; the quest of a middle-aged man longing for the past; fighting a house fire in New Orleans; attending a policeman's funeral; and an individual who flies like a bird. These stories are highly recommended for anyone who occasionally enjoys straying off the beaten path.
Fiction

Let the Devil Out

Author: Bill Loehfelm

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 200

It's been a brutal year for the rookie New Orleans cop Maureen Coughlin. Her first arrests, her first black eye, and, after a stinging brush with the corrupt heart of her adopted city, her first suspension. As she waits out the suspension, hoping to save her badge, Maureen finds increasingly dark and dangerous ways to pass the time. Justice, she tells herself, is being served. No need for the NOPD to know what she's doing. Maureen believes getting back to the job she loves is worth any sacrifice, any risk, that it's the only thing she really wants. But wearing the badge again means stepping back into the crosshairs of ruthless people who want her out of the way and don't care who else gets caught in the crossfire. Driven by a lead character Megan Abbott calls "a hero with whom we will go anywhere," Let the Devil Out raises the bar for sharp-witted, compelling cop fiction. As The New York Times says of Maureen, "She finds herself wrestling with ethical issues that fictional cops, especially fictional female ones, rarely talk about, leaving that stuff to real-life cops--and smart guys like Bill Loehfelm."
Fiction

Tales from the Id

Author: James Prine

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 954

James Prine introduces a variety of interesting characters in this unique collection of short stories: a mysterious police sergeant who knows more about crucifixions than he should; Vikings who got a little more than they bargained for; Leviticus seen in a new way; an unforgettable war-time event in North Vietnam; the quest of a middle-aged man longing for the past; fighting a house fire in New Orleans; attending a policeman's funeral; and an individual who flies like a bird. These stories are highly recommended for anyone who occasionally enjoys straying off the beaten path.
True Crime

Bloodstained Louisiana

Author: Alan G. Gauthreaux

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page: 202

View: 353

"As a former FBI agent and retired federal prosecutor, and now a current writer, I am a slave to facts. Facts tell the story as it should be told. I applaude Alan Geautreaux for his attention to detail and facts. A writer should drag the reader back in time so they can be a witness, albeit, years later. If that is accomplished, the writer has done his job. In Bloodstained Louisiana, the writer has done his job impeccably. I am familiar with some of the cases discussed, but after reading those cases, I learned things I haven't known until now. Great job! Thank you."-- Sal Perricone Historian Alan G. Gauthreaux chronicles 12 homicide cases from late 1800s and early 1900s Louisiana--where "unwritten law" justified jilted women who killed their paramours, and police took measures to protect defendants from lynch mobs. Stories include the 1907 kidnapping of seven-year-old Walter Lamana by the New Orleans "Black Hand," the 1912 acquittal of Zea McRee (a woman of "good reputation") in Opelousas, and the 1934 trial and execution of Shreveport's infamous "Butterfly Man."