The Old Blue Line

A Joanna Brady Novella


Author: J. A. Jance

Publisher: Witness Impulse

ISBN: 9780062366924

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8036

Butch Dixon has been taken for a ride … Not a jump in the car, see the sights kind of ride. He's been taken for everything he has. He's lost his house, his restaurant business, his savings, his car, his best friend, his faith—all to his conniving ex-wife. But that was seven years ago. He picked himself up, left Chicago, and started over in Peoria, Arizona, running the Roundhouse Bar and Grill. He doesn't look back on those bad years; there's no point. Not until two curious cops show up at the Roundhouse. Faith, Butch's ex-wife, has been murdered, and the evidence points to him. Stunned, Butch quickly realizes that the black-hearted woman is going to ruin him again, from her grave. Lucky for Butch, the Old Blue Line, a group of retired—but still sharp and tenacious—former legal and law enforcement coots, have taken it upon themselves, as a favor, to make sure he doesn't cross that thin line. After the dust settles, Butch's life is again upended—when a little red-haired ball of fire, Sheriff Joanna Brady, takes a seat at his bar.

The Blue Line Imperative

What Managing for Value Really Means


Author: Kevin Kaiser,S. David Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7063

A groundbreaking guide to making profitable businessdecisions Do you wonder why your value initiatives aren't providing thepayoff you'd hoped for? Could it be because you've been thinkingabout value all wrong? According to the authors of thisgroundbreaking guide, there's a very good chance that you have.Using examples from leading companies worldwide, they explain whyevery decision a company makes either creates value or detractsfrom it, and why, if they hope to survive and thrive in today'sincreasingly competitive global marketplace, company leaders mustmake value-creation the centrepiece of every business decision.Authors Kaiser and Young have dubbed this approach "Blue-LineManagement," (BLM), and in this entertaining, highly accessiblebook, they delineate BLM principles and practices and show you howto implement them in your company. Explains why the failure to properly define and assess valueoften makes it difficult for the people who manage businesses toeffect long-term success Offers guidelines for making the satisfaction of customer needsand wants—i.e. value creation—the driver of allbusiness activities The authors are respected academics at INSEAD, the world'slargest and most respected graduate business school, with campusesin Europe, Asia and the Middle East

The New Blue Line

Police Innovation in Six American Cities


Author: Jerome H. Skolnick,David H. Bayley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029293111

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 7798

Black, White & Brown On The Blue Line


Author: Odie Hawkins

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491844833

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 2926

"Black, White & Brown On The Blue Line" is an invitation to join a collection of strangers on an emotionally adventurous trip, from Long Beach, California to Downtown Los Angeles, California -- and back.

The Crooked Blue Line


Author: Robert Ray

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595397980

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 8727

Deputy Sheriff Jim Finne and an FBI informant are gunned down. A sinister, interstate drug cartel that stretches from southeast Indiana to the eastern Kentucky hollers is paying off local cops. Ruthless dope dealers and crooked cops become reckless murderers. Cops can't trust cops. Criminals can't trust criminals. Bodies stack up like fat cattle in a slaughter house. Garfield County has become a haven for the lawless-where justice is doled out to the highest bidder. Enter rookie FBI Special Agent Charles Simmons, recent Yale law school graduate and hometown boy. In Garfield County, Indiana, Charles finds a town he'd never known-a good-for-nothing underclass, drug pushers and junkies, cops on-the-take, and a community mired in mediocrity. Still, Charles rekindles friendships and repairs family bonds. But, a little good fortune brings the revelation of a dark Simmons' family secret. And, in the middle is Caroline Mattell, the alluring young fiancée of a deputy, who leads Charles to the threshold of death. The Crooked Blue Line is the story of a man-son, brother, friend, lover, federal agent-desperate to define himself in a world of unfulfilled romantic expectations and inconceivable harsh realities.

The Long Blue Line

Civil War Union Soldiers and Sailors Buried in Oklahoma


Author: N. Dale Talkington

Publisher: N. Dale Talkington


Category: Cemeteries

Page: 754

View: 4616

Eclipse of the Blue

For Greater Glory


Author: D. E. Gray

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479733857

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 1897

For the Retired Blues Crew, a small group of retired LAPD police officers that meet once a month to share old war stories and enjoy each others company, accepting retirement was a hard pill to swallow. Once considered savvy street warriors who risked life and limb protecting the good citizens of Los Angeles, they were now the forgotten heros whose past heroic deeds were now only remembrances visited through their colorful story telling during their once a month get-togethers. Like all things in life, they were all expendable and the guys in the Retired Blues Crew had been replaced by a new generation of street warriors. To the old dogs who were put out to pasture, the new centurions were taking their places with new technology and a confidence that bordered on disrespect for those who had paved the way before them. The argument that the old days of crushing crime without the benefit of all the new-fangled gadgets was more rewarding than the technology of the future was a misconception of the new breed that were now in charge of protecting the citizens of Los Angeles. For the select group of old story tellers, they needed to add one more chapter in their lives, something for the street warriors of the present to remember them by when their time finally came and they were reduced to second class citizens too old to do the job anymore. This small tight knit group of old street warriors had enough and it was time to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they werent too old to out-smart and out-wit the hightech rouges who have now taken their places. Proving that computers and gadgets could never replace the wisdom and experience that the old dogs were blessed with wouldnt be an easy task, but they were determined to challenge the new breed and beat them at their own game. They knew whatever it was they were going to do couldnt replicate anything like the violent movies you see were people die, get hurt or cars get wrecked and buildings are blown up, after all they were cops or at least they were once. That being said, the old dogs had to pull off the perfect caper and they had to do it without claiming any of the bragging rights they so much yearned for. It would have to be for no other reason than For Greater Glory. In that one of their own had been diagnosed with cancer with less than six months to live, they only had a small window of opportunity to get it done. Since he was the architect behind the perfect crime referred to as Operation Blue Eclipse, their success would depend on how well the plan was executed with no room for error. If all went as planned and after all was said and done, the Retired Blues Crew would truly know who the best of the best was.

Behind the Thin Blue Line


Author: Richard Blackwelder

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493186604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

View: 635

I wrote this book for my family and friends, because I wanted them to see there are other sides in Law Enforcement. When it’s time to work, officers give all they have to protect life and property. Sometimes they give their lives, so you may live. Sometimes officers have to relieve stress in their own way. They have to find a way to relieve stress, so they don’t bring it home. The less stress an officer keeps within him/herself, the better chance he/she has to do their job and will also have a better chance to survive until retirement. Have you ever looked down the barrel of a loaded gun, in the hands of a crazy person? I have.