“See, Dickie, I’m famous. Nobody’s even heard of you, or El Puso.” - Floyd
Dead prostitutes can seem like part of the landscape in South Los Angeles. What, then, could render two veteran homicide detectives speechless as they stand over their latest victim?
Tightly-wound Dickie Jones and his smart and cocky partner, Matt “Pretty Boy Floyd” Tyler, find themselves entangled with gang members and a sexy drug dealer as they uncover a nefarious plot rife with greed, sex, and betrayal.
Can law enforcement’s “odd couple” survive fights, shootouts, and a sniper who wants them dead? What about their wives, and their captain, all of whom have had it with them both?
A Good Bunch of Men will have you laughing, gasping, and craving the next in the Dickie Floyd Detective series.
A Good Bunch of Men
Homicide Detective Richard “Dickie” Jones is all business. A dedicated professional and a tightly wound workaholic, he’s haunted by the ghosts of unsolved cases. He can’t see that his marriage is falling apart before his eyes until the day he comes home to find a strange woman in his house. Detective Matt “Pretty Boy Floyd” Tyler has the world by the balls. Smart, cocky and handsome, Floyd has an answer for everything and worries about nothing, other than maybe running out of beer. A prostitute has been murdered, and the pair of veteran Los Angeles homicide detectives must find the killer. But all is not as it seems. In a story that crackles with repartee reminiscent of that in classic crime noir, the dicks find themselves entangled with gang members, a sexy drug dealer, and a sniper who wants them dead. The chase takes them from California to Texas and back, into alleys and seedy motels, and onto the mean streets of South Los Angeles. Can they survive fights, shootouts, car crashes and a captain who has had it with them both? Will the department shrink allow them to keep their jobs, knowing the dark thoughts each has? Will their wives continue to tolerate the long hours and excessive drinking? A must-read, “A Good Bunch of Men” will not only entertain you, it will provide unique insight into the jobs and minds of real-life homicide detectives.
“One of the best police thrillers I’ve read in some time.” – Bud Johnson
“It is by turns funny, poignant, and exciting, and from all accounts from people who know what they are talking about, remarkably authentic” – Kindle customer
“Finally, someone wrote it the way it should be written and added a few twists along the way. A real page-turner.” – J. Sheehy
“I was totally blown away. Unable to put the book down. Anyone with law enforcement experience MUST read this book.” – JZ
“There’s nothing like authenticity to set a book apart.” – Jackson
“This work of fiction will take you into the heart of a homicide investigation, with its’ many twist and turns. Excellent character development and the story is a page page-turner.” – A. Argott
“If you want to know how murders are truly investigated and solved, and how homicide detectives think, walk and talk, then A Good Bunch of Men is for you.” – J. Knight
“This book gets you behind the yellow tape of a murder scene and investigation. You will feel as though your living the life of a homicide investigator.” – Cliff Yates
“Only someone who lived it would be able to write this.” – Robert Rangel, author of The Red Dot Club
“Love this book! I love the relationship between the main characters.” – T Lo
“As an avid reader, I would never have guessed this was his first novel.” – Ron Payne
“The story grabbed my attention from the start and held it throughout the book. It felt like I was on the team sharing their wild adventures. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a first hand prospective on investigations.” – Sue Kopperud
“Great book! Nice to find new authors that know how to tell a good story. Full of good police action and dialog between characters is excellent.” – Amazon Reader
“I’ve read a lot of law enforcement type stories, and this is probably the best one yet. The author obviously writes from experience.” – George B.
“Once in a while, an author comes along who has not only been there and done that, but comes to the table with an eye for plotting, dialogue, and intrigue. And when that happens, one can celebrate their literary blessings.” – Dean S.
“Dickie Floyd belongs on the bookshelf of every Joseph Wambaugh and Michael Connelly fan. Wambaugh and Connelly write about LAPD. Floyd has written the quintessential LA County Sheriff’s Department novel.” – Phil
“Crime, fights, guns, with laughs and a dash of booze mixed in give us an inside look at the life of homicide detectives.” – Richard Powers