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R. Gregg Miller

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R. Gregg Miller is retired from the Los Angeles Police Department. He says of his career, "After twenty-five years of chasing the bad guys around the streets of Los Angeles, the author retired from the LAPD to chase his toddler around the house. Instead of dragging a warbag to the trunk of a police car everyday, he began tossing a stroller and diaper bag into the back of his SUV for another daddy and daughter adventure day. He has never regretted the decision." R. Gregg Miller is the author of False Negatives and Black and White.

According to the book description of False Negatives, "The year is 1972. America is awash in violence, and Los Angeles is drowning in it. The gruesome Tate-LaBianca slayings by the Manson Family attempting to ignite a Helter Skelter race war remain front page news as the bizarre trial unfolds. With the hot embers of racial hatred that ignited the Watts Riots still smoldering just below the surface, the tension makes LAs smoggy air even harder to breathe. Most folks go about their daily routines and simply hope for the best.

Max Stoller isnt like most people. Confident he can make a difference, and anxious to test his mettle, the naive idealist joins the Los Angeles Police Department. The job will challenge more than his courage and integrity. It will drive him to question who he is as he struggles to tell the good guys from the bad.

In the words of Max Stollers training officer. "Experience is a hell of a teacher." It is time to go to school."

According to the book description of Black and White, it "doesn't fit neatly into a genre. Calling it a police procedural, mystery, political thriller, or historical fiction would all be appropriate. If you like the early works of Joseph Wambaugh, the HBO series The Wire, or the Bosch saga; you'll love Black and White. Although Black and White is a sequel to False Negatives, both novels stand alone. Black and White continues following a naive, conflicted college educated white officer who teams up with his academy classmate, an older, under-educated African-American. Largely written in the first person present tense, the author doesnt tell the story. The prose immerses the reader in the action, whether fighting prisoners in the jail, or getting shot at while patrolling the mean streets of Shootin Newton Division. But the drama doesnt stop with the cops on the beat. Again from the first person perspective, the reader experiences the political intrigue and chicanery, not only at the police station, but at city hall. While this story is fiction, the historical references are all true, making this novel as relevant today as it was fifty years ago."

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