Posts made in July, 2012

Meet the sig

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, News, Research | Comments Off on Meet the sig

The Sig Sauer 226 is the standard weapon of the AFOSI (Cooper’s unit). It’s weighty at 34 ounces when loaded with 13 rounds of 9mm ball (12 in the mag and one in the chamber), but Cooper likes it because the weight of it reminds him of the Colt .45, his favourite handgun.

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You don’t mess with a Ranger

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, News, Research | Comments Off on You don’t mess with a Ranger

The Texas Rangers is a 144-man team that represents the pinnacle of Texas Law enforcement. “You don’t mess with a Ranger” was something I heard time and again when I was in Texas recently, researching STANDOFF (2012).

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Coming Soon: Standoff (Special Agent Vin Cooper, book #6).

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Coming Soon: Standoff (Special Agent Vin Cooper, book #6).

Just before dawn, two low-flying blacked-out aircraft land at Horizon Airport, El Paso, Texas. A team of killers disperses from one of the aircraft and murders everyone in the vicinity – 27 people. Unseen by any witnesses, a cargo of cocaine worth $30 million is unloaded from the second aircraft and spirited away…

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Don’t leave home without one

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, News, Research | Comments Off on Don’t leave home without one

Hanging out with US Army, Air Force, Navy or law enforcement types can get very expensive if you don’t have one of these in your pocket. They’re bar coins. If you’re at a bar and someone produces their unit bar coin and you can’t match it with one of your own, the drinks are on you, sucker.

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Will the real Vin Cooper please stand up?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Will the real Vin Cooper please stand up?

I know some of you will find this hard to believe, but there is a real Vin Cooper. Okay, so there are several billion people on the planet and there’s bound to be a few of them kicking around. But this Vin Cooper is also Special Agent in the OSI.

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