About the author Ivan E Weich
Background Ivan founded the company because he loves to write. He was always interested n detective thrillers like Dragnet, Qunicy, and, Law and Order. Ivan began journalizing in high school. One of his favorite papers he wrote was a short murder mystery. Ivan has been writing for most of his career. He has experience in fighting for justice.
Background (continued) Ivan chose to name the company after his father, Bud, because he read through some of his father’s college term papers after his father died in 2000. Like his father, Ivan had a life of perseverance and determination. He has been writing on the job for over 23 years. Ivan’s manager assigns him writing projects because he “writes beautifully.”
Why crime and justice stories? Ivan has an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice. He has also worked as a Volunteer in Police (VIP) for 5 years at the San Diego Police Department. He has attended a Police Reserve Academy. Ivan also worked as a Security Agent for a very busy shopping center where he got to know the police officers and detectives in the area.
About the book Take a virtual ride along with a Patrol Sergeant turned Homicide Team Leader as Ivan tells the fictional story of Sergeant John West. The book looks into the anatomy of homicide investigation and is a look into the life of a homicide detective. The book contains real police teletype replies, reports, consultations with experts, interviews and interrogations
The story While on patrol, West finds a woman found stabbed outside a bowling alley. She gives a single clue. After an impromptu promotion to Homicide Team Leader, West gets the case dropped in his lap. Suddenly, there is a murder series where all of the victims are part of the oldest profession. The single clue leads West and his team in different directions.
The story (continued) In addition to the murder series, West and his team also have to solve other murders elsewhere in the city.
Real Life Looking Police Teletypes
ATTN: WEST, JOHN SDP RE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION SVS INQUIRY/E VEH/POLICE/ANY CA REPLY 1 HIT LICENSE:E9999887/CA VIN: 1FABP259D6F781643 MAKE: FORD MODEL: TIEMPO CLR: WHT TYPE: 4T ORI: SANTA REGINA PD VIC: CITY OF SANTA REGINA PD REMARKS: CAUTION-SHOTGUN IN TRUNK-LOADED DOT: 040190 IMMEDIATELY CONFIRM HIT W ORI SANTA REGINA PD 818-555-1212
County of San Diego Office of the Medical Examiner Report of Autopsy Coroner’s Case No: 90-017877 Name: Raven Elizabeth Charles AKA: Coa Coa Age: 25 Referring Agency: San Diego Police Department-Homicide There are extracts of coroner autopsy reports
Interviews and Interrogations These are the critical elements of any investigation.
West goes to court to get his search warrants. He has to meet with the DA. He then has to take the stand and give testimony in support of his search warrants Going to Court
Wanted based on probable cause WANTED PERSON NAME: CARFIELD, RALPH ANDREW DOB: 11011969 HGT: 6’1 WGT: 190 HAIR: BLK EYE: BRN ORI: SAN DIEGO PD CA371100 OCA: 90071725 CHARGE: 261.2PC-RAPE RMKS: CAUTION: ARMED AND DANGEROUS NOTIFY HOMICIDE TEAM 1 IMMEDIATELY CONFIRM HIT WITH ORI SAN DIEGO PD 619-555-2000
How to order this book • Visit any of our public signing parties. To obtain information on the next signing party, please call our marketing director, Bonnie Weich at (360) 731-9798. Our calendar of events is located on our website at www.budworks.net. • Visit our website at www.budworks.net and click on “products and services.” Click on the picture of the book. You will be taken directly to the order page on amazon.com.
Parents and educators, please note This book is not intended to be read by young readers because it depicts criminal activity and graphic accounts. Unless clearly noted on our website, none of our works should ever be placed on a reading list for children or teens.
Planned Title The Beak at 1401 A sequel to The Bloody Shield where West has more murders to solve before he is transferred to another unit. He also faces a personal challenge when his wife goes blind from glaucoma.
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