Research

KINGDOM COME – Sample Chapter

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Novels, Research | Comments Off on KINGDOM COME – Sample Chapter

Secretary of State, Samantha Bernstein, early 60s, pencil thin, voice like a coffee grinder, her makeup applied so that it would last the whole day without too much maintenance, wearing down slowly layer-by-layer like an archaeological dig. “Mr President,” she announced, “you’re not going to believe this.”

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KINGDOM COME – the back page blurb

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Articles, Blog, Research | Comments Off on KINGDOM COME – the back page blurb

The President’s chopper goes down over Syria. Extremists parade him on the Internet, battered and bruised but alive. They also have the man who carries the briefcase that contains the launch codes for the superpower’s thermonuclear ICBMs. And those missiles are still targeting US cities. Yes, it’s the RUSSIAN PRESIDENT that has been captured.

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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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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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