New Novel Examines Notions of Family and Relationships

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Herman L. Hinton uses the experiences of fiction character, Trey Wilcox, to underscore the importance of family values in today’s world.

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A career as a deputy chief with the Birmingham Police Department gave Herman L. Hinton a unique view of the world. He saw a world constantly threatened by violence and crime; he also saw it as a place in dire need of strong family values and meaningful relationships. In his new novel, “Hidden Relationships of the Homicide Detective,” Hinton tells the story of Trey Wilcox, a man who attempts to restore his parents’ failing marriage. Through Trey’s experiences, Hinton examines universal notions of family, relationships and belongingness.

Trey Wilcox takes a circuitous route to restore the luster in his parents’ dismal marriage. While in pursuit of what he believes is the key to restoring happiness in his family, Trey meets some interesting people who at one time or another crossed paths with his dad, along with other amazing discoveries. But more than anything else, this long and winding voyage reinforces his belief that family and lifelong relationships are vitally important for survival.

“Throughout this book we are reminded just how fragile life and relationships are, as many of us take for granted on a daily basis that one incident is all that separates us from an enormous setback, irrespective of our current walk of life,” Hinton says.

Filled with insights and valuable truths, “Hidden Relationships of the Homicide Detective” is at once a deeply moving family saga and a glimpse into the world through the eyes of a homicide investigator.

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About the Author
Herman L. Hinton is a retired deputy chief of police of the Birminghan Police Department, with over 30 years of service. He retired on May 31, 2013 as deputy chief of the Investigative Operations Bureau (Detective Bureau). Prior to this assignment, he commanded the Homicide United for over eight years. “Hidden Relationships of the Homicide Detective” is the second book that he has written. His first book, “Life Is So Simple When We Choose to Love God’s Way” was published in October 2005 by Christian Publishing Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hidden Relationships of the Homicide Detective * by Herman L. Hinton
Publication Date: 12/12/2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 338 pages; 978-1-4931-1204-3
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