The difference between this book and most others in the genre is that the author tells the story as somebody who has spent a career in law enforcement starting on patrol, then in the vice unit, and later as a criminologist specializing in “use of force” cases involving police officers. I know this because Martinelli was the inspiration for my book UNDER COVER, published by Simon & Schuster/Pocketbooks long ago (and now out of print). Martinelli’s adventures on the Street Crimes unit were full of surprises, bloodshed, cop humor, and lessons learned. Since his time in the
This was an exciting read with an authentic look at homicide investigations. The story is a about a sophisticated serial killer targeting women in Nashville TN. Hunter Justus TN state criminal investigator is involved in the case and at some point consult’s with his father a retire Texas Ranger with a Steller reputation for solving complicated case. Together they work on the case. I enjoyed the book and couldn’t put it down it until I finished it. It was a stay up late night type of read. I thoroughly recommend this book.
Jack Reacher, stand back cause a real investigator Texas Ranger Wade Justus is “on the job” in this excellent and highly accurate introduction to retired detective and CSI expert Ron Martinelli’s new fiction series “Wade Justus Texas Ranger.” Ron puts you square in the middle of downtown Nashville’s entertainment zone hunting down a very intelligent and violent serial killer. The reader is sucked up in the drama, with Wade, his son TBI Special Agent Hunter, the TBI Forensics Unit and members of the Metro Nashville Homicide Unit work against the clock to bring the killer to justice. This is real, no “BS” police work. You are at TBI working the evidence; in the Homicide Unit conference room; in the M.E’s lab, and with the special units all through the book. One hell of a chilling, thrilling, door-kicking ride! 5-Stars!
“Set aside your entire day because you won’t be able to put this book down! Ron Martinelli has created a modern day “Walker, Texas Ranger.” Ranger Wade Justus retires after a great career and we find him enjoying life on his ranch. The reader is given a glimpse of his past life and then it is on to new adventures. He visits his son, who is an active law enforcement officer, and the hunt is on for a serial killer. If you are in law enforcement, this book is technically accurate and takes you through the twists and turns of a serial homicide case. You actually feel like you’re in Nashville working a murder case. Should be a movie. Five thumbs up!”
“Chillingly accurate in its descriptions: Real crime, real police work. A great introduction to retired Texas Ranger Wade Justus, the reader is part of the team as they hunt for a serial killer in Nashville.”