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Hero to Zero by Zach Fortier

Hero to Zero by Zach Fortier


Here is a great book by Zach Fortier once again. I have read each book as they have come out and never once been disappointed. This is a true stories written from a police officer and tells the behind the scenes details of law enforcement, the good the bad the ugly.
You will learn how a cop or other cops go from having it all to losing it all and then going behind bars. I know unbelievable right???!! As a huge fan of Fortier, I feel as if I have built a great rapport with him and now I understand why anyone should read just one authors books one by one as they get published. “Anyone is capable of anything given the right circumstances.” This quote form the book is because one story tells of a man whom Zach worked with as a cop then was wanted by the FBI and caught for multiple murders. All of the stories written are true and also made Zach a worldwide published author that I will admire are follow forever. Written by Jackie Paulson © 2014


Zach Fortier was a police officer for over 30 years, specializing in K-9, SWAT, gang, domestic violence and sex crimes as an investigator. He has written three books about Police work. “Curbchek” the first book is a case by case account of the streets as he worked them from the start of his 30 career. “Streetcreds” the second book details time Zach Spent in a Gang task force and the cases that occurred. The third book is by far the most gritty: “Curbchek-Reload”. In “Curbchek-Reload” Zach is damaged and dangerously so, suffering from PTSD and the day to day violence of working the street. “Hero to Zero” is Zach’s fourth book and recalls cops he worked with that were incredibly talented but ended up going down in flames, some ended up in jail, prison and one on the FBI’s ten most wanted list. If you like True Crime, take a look at Zach Fortier. You won’t be disappointed.


The Bellman Chronicles: Book Review and Friend Blogger

The Bellman Chronicles: Shining a Light on Mankind’s Missteps From The Trenches…
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 Great book! I have been a fan of Robert Hook’s blog for four years and couldn’t wait to get his ebook. He is in the hotel business of the area where he deals with customers and their baggage daily. I found the cover perfect for what he wrote about. If you are in the customer service related business you’ll love the boldness of his writing and the honesty. I kept saying that is so so true! I have been in the customer service industry myself and this was a good book, funny and to the point in areas where others would never tell. Thank you for the gift of your writing Robert! Looking forward to more of your books. © 2014 Jackie Paulson

The Journal by Derick Parsons Book Reivew


The Journal (Jack O’Neill) by Derick Parsons


The Journal by Derick Parsons Book Review is a crime thriller full of mystery, surprise and suspense.  In the Journal, Inspector Jack O’Neill and his partner Frank Carr are investigating a suspicious death.  In the meantime another case comes up and they start to investigate another death.  Two murders found seated on a chair with their hands tied behind the chair, is it the same person killing them?  I could tell the author writes what he loves and keeps the reader’s attention.  I felt like this crime mystery was one that could actually happen in real life which makes it more fun to read. I have not read Redemption Song, but now I will!  Great book!

© 2014 Jackie Paulson

A Moral Dilemma by Zara Kingsley (relationships and cheating men)

A Moral Dilemma by Zara Kingsley (relationships and cheating men)


A Moral Dilemma Opening of the book, “I had to do it. He’d left me with no other conceivable choice. He seemed intent on driving me crazy, turning me into a dithering, pathetic, neurotic maniac. The lying toe-rag!” I would recommend this book to anyone who is a teenager mostly females. The author has a great sense of humor with juggling the many roles of each of the characters thought out the book. Becky thinks her boyfriend is cheating on her, and gets evidence on a camcorder. She doesn’t do the recording to catch Jeremy in a lie but the bar tender. What she discovers is all too real and her two girlfriends get her through the “watching of the horrific truth of him cheating on her. If you have been divorced you may enjoy this book, as my emotions seemed to become real with the character of Becky. Yes, ending a love relationship is all too well of something all readers can relate to. If you are not someone whom likes this type of subject matter of “cheating relationships,” please do not read it. This book brought back memories of my broken relationships in my past but the story was realistic and fun to read. I would think all teenagers would love this romance and break up book because learning how others deal with their disappointments is something great to know in real life. Quote: “I know that Jerry turned out to be…” “A lying cheating toe-rag?” © 2014 Jackie Paulson

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The BP Corollary by Rick Lacey Book review+


The BP Corollary by Rick Lacey

The BP Corollary is a novel written from two different viewpoints, when you read it you can decide which one you like best. If you wish to understand the PB tragedy and the organization of the world that only an authority a novel could give, then this is a great book for you to read.

The opening of the book, “Whenever a foreign corporation with investments and operations in the Americas engages in flagrant and chronic wrongdoing whether through overt act or negligence and irresponsibility to the actual or anticipated detriment of America, its people, or its resources the United States reserves the right to force said corporation to divest its American assets, make restitution for financial harms to America or Americans and to leave the hemisphere of the Americas.”

Prologue: April 20, 2010

The earth moved.  The explosion and fire killed eleven men and would send the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform to the seas floor a mile below.  The televised oil gusher 40 miles off the Louisiana coast would last an agonizing 87 days and devastate the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico with 5 million barrels of crude oil.

Oil spread across the Gulf nearly 12,000 square miles, in the beginning.  Before it was over the number sky rocked!  The oil spread to beaches three weeks after the explosion.  BP stands for British Petroleum, and lost over one hundred billion dollars.  It’s obvious that the devastation had direct and indirect impacts on the environment and mother earth.

BP would disregard man and nature to engage in a cover up so daring, devious, and deadly that he decision to attempt it could only come form those few who are completely above the law.  This is a topic I am very interested in, which led my reading this true story about the Oil Industry.

On April 21, 2010 Liam Camron comfortable in Captiva Island, Florida home felt the seismic wave from the BP Explosion, it was 6:00 am.  His phone rings and a reporter said, did you hear about the tragedy at BP?

Not knowing what just happened…

There was an explosion on an oil platform under contract to BP Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.

The reporter says, lives were lost, and the rig burning fast, the rigs name is The Deepwater Horizon.

Crew of a 100 men.

He knew who to blame or who the person to talk to was and did not want to tell the reporter his name because he signed a confidentiality agreement over ten years ago.  Camron tells the reporter that you need to talk to Maximilian Thomas, go talk to him…a former BP insider.  He also added, you didn’t hear this from me!  Because he wrote a novel called “Involuntary Separation.” to show the world attention was needed to address abuses at BP.  His prediction was right in his book and would tell the reporter why something this horrid would come to pass. After he hung up Camron then called Maximilian Thomas!

As I was curious I looked up the book “Involuntary Separation” I read that this is a book about murder in the corporate headquarters of an international oil company; a beautiful psychotic driven to revenge; one man’s obsession with stopping corporate downsizing . . . this is the thrilling heart of “Involuntary Separation.” Confronting one of the most consequential issues of our time, Involuntary Separation compels us to see what really motivates corporate downsizings and why we must stop them if we expect our great society to survive.  In the end, 11 to 15 men are dead.  This tells the reader that BP negligence, profit ahead of safety, corrupt corporate culture.   Liam Camron climbed the corporate ladder and use to be VP of Finance for BP in America.  Interesting enough Max worked under Liam and Liam protected him.

I enjoyed both sides of the story, one written in the 3rd person mostly and the other from the standpoint of a man in the first person.  I did not think I would be interested in such a story about oil in America until I read it!  Sometimes a person can learn more than can be expected and I sure learned a lot from this novel.  I am not a “news: reader” so this information was a very new to me.  Whether you read the news or not, this story will open your eyes to a new perspective on the Oil spill and one that the Big Wigs of America corrupted America.

© 2014 Jackie Paulson