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Kent Anderson

Biography

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is a U.S. Special Forces veteran who served in Vietnam and a former police officer in Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, California. With an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana, he has taught college-level English and written screenplays. His two previous novels, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL and the New York Times Notable Book NIGHT DOGS, both feature Hanson. Anderson may be the only person in U.S. history to have won two NEA grants for creative writing as well as two Bronze Stars. He lives in New Mexico.

Kent Anderson

Books by Kent Anderson

by Kent Anderson - Crime, Fiction, Friendship, Justice , Lifestyles , Love & Romance, Mystery, Police Procedural, Racism, Social Issues

Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work, a way to live with the demons he brought home from the war. But Hanson knows that justice requires more than simply enforcing the penal code. He believes in becoming a part of the community he serves --- which is why, unlike most officers, he chooses to live in the same town where he works. Befriending drug dealers and falling in love, every day --- every shift --- tests Hanson’s boundaries between the man he wants to be and the officer of the law he's required to be. When an off-duty shooting prompts an internal investigation, Hanson must finally face who he is, and which side of the law he really belongs on.