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Author: Gary Hastings
By: Gary Hastings
People have always been fascinated with detectives and the art of criminal investigation. From the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the latest episode of the hit television series “CSI Crime Scen Investigation” people have been hooked. True crime books line the shelves of bookstores and America is fascinated with all of it. These shows and the media have educated the public into a certainty that even the most complicated crime can be successfully solved in an hour of prime time television. Detectives are sometimes portrayed as having almost mystical powers as they decipher the complicated details of a heinous crime. Detectives do develop impressive insight and the ability to recreate a series of events leading up to a crime. This however is the result of extensive experience professional training modern science and technology. For many years the art of criminal investigation has been described as the process of answering the five “W’s” and one “H.” These questions are Who? What?When? Where? Why? and How? Asking the right questions still offers much direction in the investigation of crime. Conducting a criminal investigation is the process of answering those questions in a manner that is productive legal and ethical. Knowing the questions that need answering can lead to a successful investigation.
By: Gary Hastings
In this second book in the New York Chief of Detectives Series, Pat O’Connor leads a hand-picked team of detectives in the re-investigation of a cold case involving the death of a retired NYPD Detective. New evidence surfaces launching a major criminal investigation, which rocks the command staff of the NYPD and the entire New York Criminal Justice System. The investigation extends far beyond the confines of New York City. Pat O’Connor cuts through the red tape of New York City politics and FBI bureaucracy as he pursues his passion for justice.
George McBain continued his examination of the body and noticed a silver chain around the victim’s neck. It was covered in a plastic tube for comfort. George had seen these chains before and he could feel his heart pounding in his chest. He gently pulled out the chain and his fears were instantly realized. The chain was attached to a square leather case. On the front was an all- too-familiar sunburst gold shield lettered ‘City of New York Police Detective.’ George turned it over and read the NYPD identification identifying the victim as Detective Second Grade Anthony P. Rodriguez. NYPD Chief of Detectives Pat O’Connor leads a hand-selected team of veteran detectives in the investigation of the murder of one of their own a New York City Police Detective. Using his skill and powerful resources he negotiates the red tape and politics of New York City while refusing to compromise his relentless pursuit of the killer. New York Chief of Detectives puts you in the front seat of this major criminal investigation.
Gary Hastings takes us to the popular North Carolina coast for a non-stop novel of the Secret Service. Special Agent Frank Nolan is a veteran agent assigned to the Wilmington office. Following a lead from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Frank launches an investigation that leads to violent confrontations in Carolina Beach and beyond. You will find yourself in the front seat of an international investigation that reaches to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as Nolan and the men and women of the United States Secret Service try to prevent an assassination of the President of the United States.