About the Author
John C. Smith
He lives in Victoria, BC, with his wife, Jean, where he's wondering what will be the situation and setting for his third Jack Sterling novel.
The Scarlet Sentinels: An RCMP novel based on true events
THE SCARLET SENTINELS spans a period of one year at a large Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment in the Interior region of British Columbia. Although written as a novel, this story accurately reflects the kinds of events that typically occur in the police world, presented graphically and in the lingua franca that is particular to this work. Readers will enter the lives of members of this famous police force at the detachment level, learning how they operate in, and adapt to, continual challenge and change.
Author John C. Smith draws on his experience as a detachment watch commander to illustrate the complexities of police work - the tragic, sad, happy and sometimes satisfying events that are experienced by members of the Force, in their efforts to provide professional police service to Canadians.
Past and current members of the Force may well recognize a part of themselves and others, in this narrative, although it should be considered a work of fiction and all characters are composites of many individuals known to the author and his imagination.
"John has accurately captured the life of general duty policing which reflects 99% routine and 1% adrenalin-rush, inter-mixed with the emotional realities of being human. Anyone considering a career in the Force should read this book." -- Tom Rippon, PhD (& dismounted Member)
Trade paperback edition, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-897435-80-9;
First Class Passage: Another Jack Sterling Novel
"While the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea covers rules of navigation, pollution discharge, maritime assistance, etc., they do not adequately address crime at sea," believes author John C. Smith. "Security officers on ships are not sworn police officers and there is little forensic support available. There is a potential for criminals to literally 'get away with murder.'"
Retired RCMP Sergeant Smith says, "I wrote FIRST CLASS PASSAGE so people would have an accurate, insider's perspective on what might happen should a serious crime happen out on the high seas, where jurisdictions are vague and resources quite inadequate."
In researching this novel, Smith interviewed dozens of key individuals in the cruise ship industry, law enforcement agencies and legal experts - and took voyages with his wife to fully capture the ambience.
"Retired Mountie John C. Smith has written a credible and captivating mix of life aboard a cruise ship and a mid-Atlantic murder investigation. His character's method of conducting an investigation is unique, interesting and accurately portrayed," says retired FBI special agent Charles Mandigo. "Highly recommended reading."
Trade paperback edition, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-927755-44-0;
Read an Excerpt
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