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Author GAVIN REESE on creating believable crime fiction characters on AOTA

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Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes author-podcaster Gavin Reese to the studio.  Before returing from law enforcement Gavin’s ongoing course- and case-work in high-risk police operations includes street-level narcotics, combat medical care, international drug trafficking, organized crime syndicates, S.W.A.T. operations, human smuggling, outlaw motorcycle gang investigations, prostitution and sex trafficking, witness protection, hazardous materials incident response, radiation and nuclear terrorism, post-blast explosives investigations, and Dark Web smuggling operations.  Says Gavin on writing:  "Despite all the cop shows that saturate television and movie theaters, I feel most of them fail to address the three-dimensional realities of police work.  Our jobs, normally, are about 99% mundane procedure and paperwork, and 1% sheer terror (my math might be off a bit, but it feels pretty close).  I wanted to share stories about my personal experiences without unrealistically focusing on that 1%, but also give readers a little better understanding of why cops do certain things."

About Absolver Paris:  Michael has honorably served his nation, his community, and his God as a police officer and a priest. Last year, a secret faction within the Vatican cautiously brought him into their ranks, and revealed to Michael their new understanding of how to combat the greatest evils on Earth. Now, Michael travels the globe to save the souls of vile men through Final Absolution, a process that reconciles sin and immediately kills the mortal body.
Michael is dispatched to an urgent assignment in Paris. Many hundreds of innocent lives are at stake, and he’s running out of time to stop an ethnic genocide. Two unorthodox absolutions already haunt his dreams and, if he’s successful, Michael will officially become one of the monsters he hunts.