"Such a day; rum all out. Our company somewhat sober; a damned confusion amongst us! Rogues a plotting." -Blackbeard (1680-1718)
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Dennis' first book Lawyercide:A Crime Analysis Novel is now available as an eBookon Amazon.com!!
For those of you who like to hold a book in the hand, take it to the beach and not worry about the water and sand, it has also been reprinted as a paperback and available on Amazon.com!
If you would like to preview the first three chapters (and part of the fourth) just go to the Amazon.com page - click here - and then "Click to Look Inside" on the cover image.
Dennis Kessinger, J.D., M.A., is an Author, Blue-water Sailor, Creativity Wonk, Government & Business Consultant, and University Professor.
He has over 25 years experience in government agencies from line-level (Administrative Analyst, Crime Analyst) to leadership (Department Head) roles. His corporate experience includes President/CEO and he has given leadership and organizational training to Board of Directors, executive leadership, and line-staff.
Now then, that all sounds well and good. But his real love is the South Seas and sailing its azure lagoons. He has three books in progress and he will update this website when they are done...and when he is in range of a WiFi connection.
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Lawyercide: A Crime Analysis Novel (paperback and eBook)
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Lawyercide: A Crime Analysis Novel by Dennis Kessinger
Lawyercide: A Crime Analysis Novel has also been re-published as a paperback and is now available on Amazon.com
What people are saying about this exciting 'police procedural' novel:
Steve Wallach from Fort Worth, Texas: "IT'S WONDERFUL!!! I enjoy mysteries, and usually try to read different types---e.g., Sherlock Homes tales, Tony Hillerman's books about the Indian Tribal Police, Agatha Christie, and others. In a lot of cases, they wonderful literary documents, but sometimes they lack reality and really true suspense for me. "Lawyercide" was so enthralling and spellbinding, I could not put it down. I had to read it from cover to cover in one night!! The story truly displayed reality in the way it was written, and I found myself saying, "wow, real stuff," or talking to myself trying to solve the mystery. It's the kind of book that really gets the reader involved. I was reading in bed one night and got to the part about Lynn Summers working with the detectives setting up the link analysis, and commenting to myself, "go get 'em!" My wife thought I was losing my mind, but then she knows my passion for what I do. This book is powerful and an easy read because of your wonderful style of writing. I am going to read it again and again and still enjoy it. In fact, I'm making my Christmas List now and planning to order copies for several of my professional colleagues. I am a public safety professional and a crime analyst, so this book has real meaning to me. It is great! Thank you for writing this book and I hope there will be more. The devotees of our profession and those who read mysteries need more of Dennis Kessinger's great stories!! - Linda Permann from Antioch, CA: "I have worked within public safety agencies for the past 15 years, the majority of them within the field of crime analysis. As I began reading "Lawyercide", I was able to imagine a similar scenario unfolding in my department, and started attaching my own names to the characters in the novel. Dennis Kessinger has captured the essence of Crime Analysis in analyst Lynn Summers. In a field that is typically behind the scenes in Law Enforcement, Mr. Kessinger has raised the profession of Crime Analysis into the "radar" zone of public awareness. His other characters are both cautious and supportive of this relatively new and emerging profession within the criminal justice system. The tools of the trade, including link analysis charting and the analysts network to name a few, are portrayed in realistic situations with explanations of industry terminology when needed for the general public. To public safety readers, these "tools" should be familiar without being boring. Thank you, Dennis. You have accomplished for Crime Analysis what other crime novelists have done for their own respective fields. I am looking forward to the next one." - John Layman from Ontario, Canada: "As a former crime analyst and law enforcement professional, I found Mr. Kessinger's book to be entertaining, suspenseful, educational and enjoyable. It is quite apparent that he writes from the perspective of having "been there". His portrayal of believeable characters brings back memories of former co-workers (which were not all good!) and offenders. His expertise in crime analysis shines through as the reader learns actual analytical techniques while watching the characters pursue the truth. Mr. Kessinger's law school experience has clearly contributed to the book's exposition of law school and attorney "attitude". I highly recommend this book and congratulate Mr. Kessinger on a job well done. I look forward to his next work."