Dark Knights: The Dark Humor of Police Officers

Dark Knights: The Dark Humor of Police Officers

There is nothing quite like the police officer sense of humor.

Police Officers are the modern-day embodiment of medieval knights, going to work each day with a noble cause to protect and serve society. The profession requires cops to see people at their worst. They see death, tragedy, crime, and despair on a daily basis. The very nature of the tasks cops perform, and the things cops see skews their sense of humor. Sometimes, a sense of humor is the only defense mechanism in a police officer’s toolbox. Stripped of the ability to laugh, or forced to be politically correct in a politically incorrect work environment can be hazardous to one’s health. Coping becomes an essential component of a police officer’s arsenal. One of the primary coping mechanisms utilized by cops is humor. A cop can find something funny about almost anything, regardless of how tragic the circumstances. Dark humor involves making light of a serious, disturbing or taboo subject matter. It is sometimes viewed as morbid, cruel, offensive, and graphic in nature and is yet, still found funny. This is the story of the author’s twenty-year police career with the New York City Transit Police and NYPD as he worked with some of New York City’s darkest knights – those cops who did and said the funniest things under the most difficult circumstances. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Dirt

Free: Dirt

A super-gritty crime thriller about L.A.P.D. undercover officer Christopher Parker – better known as Dimitri Cavanaugh. As the pressure of his assignment begins to take its toll, Dimitri finds himself questioning his moral compass. The profitability of his cover is intoxicating. Dimitri’s perseverance of justice is tempered with a sense of belonging as he becomes surprisingly competent on the other side of the law. The seedy underbelly of Los Angeles is the backdrop as Dimitri finds the differences between right and wrong to be more conflicting than expected. Before the assignment ends, will his loyalties have changed? More importantly, will he get out alive? Free on Kindle.

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Becoming The Wolf

Becoming The Wolf

Who is JD Ward? A farm boy with combat experience as an Army combat tracker. A rookie city cop, burdened to solve a cold case that’s haunted him since childhood. And a reluctant vigilante known as The White Wolf. A fierce guardian of justice who uses Cincinnati’s forgotten underground-abandoned since the 1920’s-to wreak havoc on the wolves. Now who’s the prey? As The White Wolf, JD Ward is pulled back into a world every bit as deadly as the one he’d left behind in the military. He finds himself hunted by a homicidal clan, a street gang, and a federal task force, forcing him to step out of the shadows to save Cincinnati from a cunning plan of revenge and total devastation. And the conspiracy turns out to be more treacherous than JD could have imagined, and more savage than he may be able to survive. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Burned Too Hot


Burned Too Hot is a superior follow-up to Pushed Too Far, a gorgeously-rendered portrait of a perfect little town shaken to its core by the evil that men do. Peopled with characters you’ll love, villains you’ll fear and hate, this book has it all. A stunning and simmering summer blockbuster.” – Blake Crouch, bestselling author of the Wayward Pines series. Free on Kindle.

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