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Featured Book - Black, White and Gray All Over:  A Black Man's Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement by Frederick Douglass Reynolds

blackandwhiteandgrayallovermed.jpgThis book provides a Unique Look Into the Reality of Racism and policing in America and the trials and triumphs of a Black man dealing with it from both sides.

One of the biggest social issues facing our society today is the relationship between law enforcement and the citizens they commit to protect and serve. There seems to be a greater divide in believing all police officers are inherently evil. Society continues to face these problems in connection with racism, sexism, gender identity, and political differences. Frederick Douglass Reynolds, a former police officer with over 30 years of experience working in Compton, California, and surrounding areas, is shifting the narrative to provide an insider's look into a Black man's life through trial, triumph, and life on the force.

Black, White, and Gray All Over; A Black Man's Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement is far more than just "cop stories"; it is a looking glass into life in ways that had not been thought of before. Growing up in Detroit in the 1960s and 70s, Frederick set out on a path of destruction, living on the streets, dealing with drugs and gangs, and even ending up in jail. He walks the reader through the early years of his life, and what led him to join law enforcement in the notorious area of Compton. As a Black man who found himself on both sides of the law, Frederick offers a truly unique perspective to offer transparency to readers, showing the intricacies of how society works in different ways for different situations. In his time as a police officer, Frederick saw everything; truly horrendous stories showing the worst part of humanity, as well as redeeming stories that show the resilience of the human spirit.

Regardless of mistakes in his life, Frederick is the perfect example to show how anyone can turn their life around and do some good if they are willing to make that change. No matter what someone's gender, race, or political views are, any reader will be able to take these life experiences and learn the reality of racism in America through Frederick's lens.

Through proof of concept, dedication to the craft, and unwavering commitment to inspiring and educating generations to come, Frederick Douglass Reynolds' purpose-driven vision has come to fruition with the release of this thought-provoking book.

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Featured Book - Grind Slowly, Grind Small:  A Big Ray Elmore Novel by Thomas Holland

grindslowlymed.jpg"Grind Slowly, Grind Small" is a police procedural/mystery set in rural Arkansas in 1960. Chief of police, Ray Elmore, a man broken by the horrors he witnessed in the war in the Pacific, has returned home to a world that he no longer understands.

When the skeleton of a young girl is discovered at a construction site, "Big Ray" Elmore finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery---one that conjures up ghosts from his past.

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Featured Book - Maximise Your Child's Performance:  A Concise Guide to Unlocking their Potential by Jennie Segar

maximisemed.jpgWe all want our children to do well in life and achieve their full potential, but what if there was a way to increase your child's grades at school simply by participating in a few, fun activities carried out at strategic times on their educational journey? Perhaps you want your child to be a great reader, enjoy creative writing and feel confident in maths throughout their schooling. Are there things perhaps, which you could do to make this much easier for them?

Concisely created with busy parents and carers in mind, Maximise Your Child's Performance examines 10 areas in which you can make a real difference to your child's academic achievement. With a few simple hacks from preschool age through to the teens, experienced educator, Jennie Segar, draws on personal experience and the results of scientific research to guide parents and carers on how to help their children increase their cognitive abilities so that they can maximise their performance in class tests, entrance exams, GCSEs and SATs. Regardless of a child's socioeconomic background and the academic achievement of their parents, she firmly believes that all healthy children can unlock this potential, improving their so called 'intelligence'. She has seen it happen and is confident that this information will help you and your children too.

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Featured Book - The Day of the Ferret by Michael Woodman

thedayoftheferret.jpgTo entrap an old flame who's trying to kill him, an embattled US President sets up a fake assassination targeting himself, but his genius plan goes hilariously wrong when...

Assassination is not Gatlin Fry's normal line of work. But as a washed-up MI6 bagman living in a trailer park, he's not choosy. Besides, actually killing the President is not part of the plan. According to his handler, the self-proclaimed "Witch of Langley," it's only a black-op sting. All Gatlin has to do is pick up the down payment from the client's bodyguard, Mr. Z, a one-time oil wrestler. Gatlin is smart enough to know he's the fall guy and dumb enough to think he can outwit the Witch and take off with the loot. But like Mr. Z, she has her own agenda, and as Gatlin negotiates their obstacle course, wildly unpredictable events pump up the stakes.

Meanwhile, in Washington, Benny Capone, the President's attorney, inadvertently leaks a secret, sending shock waves across the Atlantic. In the uproarious mayhem that ensues, the President's "fake" assassination gets very real. Will he survive his D-Day trip to Normandy? Will Gatlin end up rich, or in Guantanamo Bay? Sweet justice awaits someone, but who? All is revealed in this irreverent, entertaining, and wickedly funny satirical thriller.

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BOOK GIVEAWAY FOR  MAY

One random winner will be chosen to receive a copy of The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan. Click on book cover for more information and to enter. 






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RECENT REVIEWS

Black, White and Gray All Over:  A Black Man's Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement by Frederick Douglass Reynolds
Grind Slowly, Grind Small:  A Big Ray Elmore Novel by Thomas Holland
Maximise Your Child's Performance:  A Concise Guide to Unlocking their Potential by Jennie Segar
The Day of the Ferret by Michael Woodman




 



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