Lieutenant Max Hurlbut, LAPD (ret.) is the crow collecting shiny things; the
bits and pieces that color life. He joins LAPD in the fading Noir era and is
assigned to Hollywood. Ride with him as he responds to the shooting of one of
Mickey Cohens thugs and its resolution half-a-century later. He views the
death, by gunfire, of The Egyptian, a pimp who has his heart weighted against
the Feather of Justice by Osiris, the green- skinned Ruler of the Dead, and is
Max works Hollywood Vice and the Freeway Car where he encounters Nemesis, who
challenges the high-speed Interceptors to early-AM 150 mph duels. As Captain of
the L.A. Police Motorcycle Drill Team, he leads the Torchbearer into the
Coliseum for the 1984 Summer Olympics. He is a Team Leader of the first SWAT
teams and in a Brush-fire (anti-sniper) detail in the Watts Riot of 1965.
Max heads north as Chief of Police of Kodiak and to police the weirdest town in
Alaska. He gives a Sourdoughs insight into some peculiar incidents in the
Land of the Midnight Sun, such as the Police Chief of Eagle who, in fear of
being eaten by wolves when lost in a storm, lies in a creek to become frozen
into a block of ice.
Max becomes City Marshal of Tombstone, Arizona, to police a depart-ment run
amok. He discovers corruption in a Western town where honesty is considered a
character defect. Two of his four deputies are shot to death in their autos.
Murders covered as Cochise County suicides.
Max rises from Private to Lieutenant Colonel, starting Army life as a Military
Policeman and retiring as a Special Operations Officer. He tests an experimental
parachute for the British RAF, is arrested as a spy inEgypt, and sees action on
the Thai/Cambodian border. As Advisor to the Special Warfare Command of the
Republic of China Army, he marries the Colonels daughter. Lieutenant Max
Hurlbut is the author of Vagabond Policeman.