Retired Police Officers Commit the Perfect Crime in New Novel

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With his newly published book “Eclipse of the Blue,” author D.E. Gray completes in a couple of years an exciting trilogy of police stories, including a back-to-back fiction

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After the successful publication of The Warrior in Me, a memoir about his career in the police force, and True to the Blue, his first work of fiction, prolific author D.E. Gray releases his third and latest book, titled Eclipse of the Blue: For Greater Glory. In just two years, Gray already completes an exciting trilogy of police stories, including a back-to-back police fiction. This time, with a drama about life after the force, Gray creatively and vividly shares with readers some realities of police retirees.

Gray’s new book came from a startling realization. After experiencing a 42-year high working at the two police agencies, Gray realized that he and others like him were being replaced by a new breed of cop, many of whom never had to think outside the box or more accurately, outside the police manual. The new breed of cops had new cars, new weapons, newer equipment, newer training and even more modern newly built police stations.

This saga follows the lives of eight men and four women who all have one thing in common, the LAPD blue uniform they once wore for a department they left behind. They are now looked upon as dinosaurs by those who have taken their places. They band together to commit the perfect crime and to prove to themselves that they are not too old to out-smart and out-wit the newer generation of cops that have taken their places.

Brilliantly written for the greater glory and honor of thousands of police retirees, Eclipse of the Blue is part “The Sting” and part “Mission Impossible” combined. With engaging narratives, exciting scenes and a surprise ending, readers will catch themselves rooting for the group of twelve ex-cops called “The Retired Blues Crew.”

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About the Author
D.E. Gray began his law enforcement career in 1967, spending 28 years as a Los Angeles police officer, 26 of those years working as a motorcycle officer. After his retirement from the LAPD in 1995, Gray was hired by the Escondido Police Department in North San Diego County. He spent another 14 years there, much of it as a uniform street cop. After Gray’s retirement from the force in 2008, he authored his first book, titled The Warrior in Me, a memoir following his 42-year career at both agencies. He followed it up with True to the Blue, a work of fiction based in part on a true story that includes actual events he experienced or witnessed while on the job. Eclipse of the Blue is his third book. Gray presently lives in North San Diego County with his wife, Suzanne.

Eclipse of the Blue * by D. E. Gray
For Greater Glory
Publication Date: Octoberd 29, 2012
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