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Publisher's Summary

It's 1978 in "America’s Finest City" - San Diego, California - and one rookie cop is learning the hardest lessons the streets have to teach. Luke Jones - a recently graduated, Shakespeare-quoting literature major - is about to discover that dealing with crooks is the easiest part of his new job. For here, in a world populated by people ruled by their obsessions, Luke’s strong will and quick tongue alienate many of his senior officers, and he must fight for acceptance. Though eventually labeled a hero, his success comes at great cost.

The Sticking Place is the first in the Luke Jones series, which follows one cop's career from rookie to retirement.

©2011 T.B. Smith (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc

Critic Reviews

"A must-read for every cop who ever worked the streets of a major city and for anyone with an appreciation of realistic literature that depicts what it will always mean to be a cop." (Jerry Sanders, Mayor of San Diego)
"The right choice for anyone who wants realistic insight into the world of cops and the unpredictable situations they encounter every day." (Bill Kolender, former Chief of Police, San Diego Police Department, and former Sheriff, County of San Diego)
"The Sticking Place has all the elements of a Shakespearean play: political intrigue, betrayal, comic relief, and an understanding of the dark parts of the soul." (Ken Hamburg, former police reporter for The Oregonian)

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