Hunting of Men
For the courts, there is a resolution to every murder case brought before them. Cold cases are different. The crimes remain unsolved. For the detectives assigned to Homicide, every victim deserves justice. After significant time has passed, only the victim’s loved ones and the homicide detectives keep lit the hope of justice. Those who hunt killers know a thrill, fear, and frustration unique to their profession.
Young, ambitious, and clever, Johnny Till is a force to be reckoned with as a new homicide detective for the Lawler County Police Department. As tradition demands, on his first day on the job, Till pulls a cold case file to investigate. The file in question is one that has haunted the department and community for years: the cold-blooded murder of Officer Michael Dunlap, gunned down in the black of night some twenty years earlier.
Now, in order to solve the murder and heal the victims left behind, Till must reopen old wounds and retrace the final days of Dunlap’s life. The journey will lead him down a rabbit hole to a darker, more sinister conspiracy, one that threatens to steal the lives of children around the world. In order to close this cold case, Till must not only come into his new role as a homicide detective, but face his own fears to truly become a hunter of men.
Lance LoRusso demonstrates his considerable real world experience in the field of law and order in his first full-length outing in crime fiction. In this story the detectives act and communicate like real cops. This may seem trivial for a novel, but I assure you most crime fiction writers get this all wrong and as a result the atmosphere dies on the page. LoRusso in the other hand, nails it. This story about a young detective working his first cold case, the murder of a fellow officer, is palpable, tense,and at the right moments – very exciting.
– Stu Jones,
Parallax: Crime Tales
“What is the one thing all law enforcement officers have in common? They each know they may not come home if they do their jobs and fulfill their oaths of office.”
In the first volume of author, cop, and lawyer Lance J. LoRusso’s new series True Crime Tales, LoRusso weaves true-life tales based on experiences law enforcement officers all over the country endure every day. Be it coming face to face with a sociopathic killer, hunting down a child predator, to grieving the loss of a fallen brother in blue, the limits of these heroes’ bravery and dedication to the law know no bounds.
Each story taps into the psyche of the men and women behind the uniform, and sometimes even the perpetrator. In “Running,” LoRusso steps into the viewpoint of a cop killer on the run, while in “Parallax,” a team of officers must outmaneuver a crazed robber holding up a bank. The catch? An officer’s daughter is inside. No matter the narrator—lawyer, perp, or cop—each story is written with poignancy and depth, showcasing LoRusso’s own extensive experience in the realm of law enforcement.
“Parallax”, Volume 1 of True Crime Tales, delivers the spectrum of human emotion—anguish, love, terror, and gratitude—that each and every law enforcement officer experiences in his day-to-day life, one story at a time.
“One inaccurate story could destroy a career, a job, a life.”
– Paul Crawley, 36-year veteran reporter
“Saying ‘We are investigating’ and nothing more is not going to cut it anymore.”
– Col. Ron Replogle, Law Enforcement Commander in Ferguson, Missouri
Blue News provides law enforcement officers and journalists windows into each other’s worlds.
- What happens inside a law enforcement agency after an officer involved shooting?
- Why are journalists constantly searching for information sources?
- How can a law enforcement agency control their message in the media?
- What drives journalists to report on critical incidents involving law enforcement?
- How can law enforcement agencies spread positive messages about their efforts?
Lance LoRusso opens the doors to both professions and explains how they work together, the causes of disputes between them, and how to create better relationships. Law enforcement officers, journalists, and those aspiring to enter both professions will gain valuable insights through this book.
Profits from sales of Blue News will benefit law enforcement charities.
“LoRusso wrote extensively about officer-involved shootings in his 2013 book When Cops Kill, and in his first work of fiction, he couples that real-world knowledge with a spiritual focus.” — Kirkus Reviews
Scotty Painter is the most respected member of his police department, having worked his way up from a street cop to deputy chief. After losing his wife, Christine, to cancer and giving his daughter away at her wedding, he now lives alone. His life as a cop is not easy, however, as he is haunted by the misery he has seen and the things he had to do to survive. One day, he finds himself sharing his deepest and most troubling thoughts with the only one who can truly understand his struggles and answer his questions. In a world far apart from his days filled with life and death decisions, Scotty comes face to face with his fears, his faith, and his destiny.
When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident
“I have been in law enforcement for approximately ten years and I’ve worked in several different assignments. I recently purchased this book as I found the topic interesting and believed it to be relevant for modern law enforcement. However, the material presented went beyond my expectations as it was a comprehensive review of many facets of critical incidents and provided valuable guidance on how to navigate these dynamic moments. I was unable to put the book down until I finished the last page. I immediately called a fellow officer and covered some of the material including new things I had learned which would greatly assist any officer in a critical incident. Not only is this book a must read for any current LEO… I believe this book should be required reading for every peace officer during their initial law enforcement training, either at the academy or in field training.” – Daren J. Hull, Amazon Reviewer
When Cops Kill, a nonfiction book, takes you through an officer involved shooting and the years after.
- What does it mean to be sued as a law enforcement officer?
- What will happen during the internal affairs investigation?
- Should you speak with the homicide division?
- Will the state licensing agency investigate as well?
- How will you handle the media coverage and public attention?
Lance removes the fear of the unknown and replaces that fear with the power that comes from knowledge and understanding.
Firefighters In The Hot Seat: A Firefighter’s Guide to OPS Investigations
Whether you’re just starting out as a firefighter or have been holding the front line for years, this book contains valuable information for you. At some point in your career, you’re bound to find yourself in the hot seat—be prepared. OPS and discipline cases are complex, challenging procedures in which your livelihood may hang in the balance. With this book, however, you can arm yourself with essential and current advice to navigate each step of the process.
You are the servant leaders of our society and the building blocks of the future of your departments. We need your skills, we need your dedication, and we need you on the road answering calls. Protect your career, and you protect all of us.
The World Class Rainmaker: Raising the Bar in Your Law Practice
From setting goals that get results to igniting old relationships and building successful new ones, The World Class Rainmaker shows you how to position your law practice to make more rain.
Starting with how to make a plan and actually achieve it, world class rainmaker and coach Robin Hensley shares ten strategies for increasing your efficiency and productivity, leveraging your firm’s time and talent and re-energizing your work life. Attorney Lance LoRusso seamlessly guides you through the legal and ethical considerations of these strategies as they affect business- building in your practice of law.
- Setting realistic goals
- Compressing time to do what needs to be done
- Increasing the quantity of the work that really matters
- Maximizing old and new relationships
- Taking time off to refresh and renew
- And much more…