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A Cop’s Life

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The July 21, 2011, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with award winning writer Allan Cole about his book A Cop’s Life.

About the Guest

Allan Cole is a best-selling author, screenwriter and former prize-winning newsman. The son of a CIA operative, Cole was raised in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. His works include the groundbreaking science fiction series Sten, fantasy novels such as the Timura Trilogy and the Far Kingdoms series. His other books range from the landmark Vietnam novel, A Reckoning For Kings, and the Civil War novel, The Wars Of The Shannons, to nonfiction books like Lucky In Cyprus and Tales Of The Blue Meanie.

About Thomas Grubb

Thomas Grubb, a thirty-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, co-authored an autobiography with his nephew, Allan Cole.  According to the book description, “Christmas, 1953: While the rest of Philadelphia sings "Jingle Bells," Tom Grubb gets his first taste of a cop's life. Before he cashes his first paycheck he encounters: A man gutted by a knife-wielding mugger; A fighting-mad mental case intent on destroying a hospital emergency room; The hushed-up shooting death of an undercover cop. That first week is nothing compared to what lies ahead during the next thirty years. A Cop's Life is the remarkable story of a truly remarkable man.”