I read a lot. I devour books, fiction and nonfiction. It’s part of the gig of being a writer. You have to adore words, feed on stories and delight in the hunt through the pages for the Next Great Thing.
Ladies and Gentlemen (and a few of you people in between), I have found that Next Great Thing.
Paul Bishop’s book from Pro Se Press, Lie Catchers, introduces the reader into the world of Rycovic “Ray” Pagan, a legend in the LAPD as an ace interrogator, and “Calamity” Jane Randall, a detective recovering from a career shattering injury and has been assigned to be Pagan’s minder.
Randall finds Pagan isn’t exactly working at full speed himself. After a disastrous interrogation that ended in a young man’s death, Pagan stepped away from the limelight and buried himself in cold cases so subzero that nobody wanted to tackle them. However, the Powers That Be have decided it is time for him to come out of his self-imposed exile and to do that, Pagan says he needs Randall’s help.
But why her? Why would anyone want to be partnered up with someone labeled Calamity Jane?
I don’t want to say much more. I’d hate to spoil the fun for you. Seriously. Go find out for yourself.
Now, the great thing about this story is that it is written by someone that has years of experience as an interrogator. So, you get a quick down and dirty front seat view of what it is like to be in the box. Paul Bishop’s a double threat. A writer who has been in the trenches.
I kind of hate him a little bit for that.
OH! And the last two chapters detailing Bishop’s First Interrogation (so adorable dorktastic) and his Last Arrest (chilling and fascinating) are worth their weight in gold.
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