Monthly Archives: February 2011

What Does it Take to be a K9 Cop like Hero Deputy Jack Davis in Silent Partner?

My newest cop thriller, Silent Partner, highlights hero K9 cop Deputy Jack Davis with his trusted four-legged partner Keno.  He’s a cop that you want on your side.  He quickly faces several unsettling dilemmas of whether to trust his estranged … Continue reading

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One of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions in 2008 – Enhanced Fingerprints

  There are so many really cool things that make Time Magazine’s top 50 inventions every year.  For example in 2010, there was the solar shingle, bladeless fan, wooden bones, and the world’s fastest (steam powered) car.  An amazing fingerprint enhancement … Continue reading

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New Forensic Discovery — Identifying Bullet Trajectories More Efficiently

There are many new discoveries lately that will help investigators solve cases with scientific forensic techniques.  Here is another example of different fields working together for multiple purposes of investigation.  According to an issue of Radiology, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) provides … Continue reading

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Would You Walk Through This Gate at Night by Yourself?

How much would it take for you to walk through this gate at night – alone?  As I mentioned in previous articles, I’m a very visual person and many things can actually trigger storylines and chapters.  I can be driving … Continue reading

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Do Movies Influence Novels?

I love movies.  I’ve always enjoyed all genres of movies – especially mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Oh, and cop thrillers of course.  I’ve often wondered if my movie enthusiasm has helped to shape my writing style and subject matter I … Continue reading

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Undetectable Bloodstains Now Can be Visualized Through New CSI Technology

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words.  What about a camera that can actually have the ability to see the invisible, and more?  Chemists from the University of South Carolina are developing a camera that will reveal … Continue reading

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Psychopaths Hide Behind a Mask of Normalcy

“Mankind has a natural predator, the psychopath, and this predator is invisible because there are no easily discernible markings that set him apart.”  The Trick of the Psychopath’s Trade: Make Us Believe that Evil Comes from Others.  When we hear … Continue reading

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