Arlyn Smith’s new book “Rough Men” shares the uplifting tale of an adept lieutenant who supervises a crew during a dangerous heat wave

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Recent release “Rough Men” from Page Publishing author Arlyn Smith is a riveting novel about a dedicated lieutenant who supervises a crew of officers during a deadly heat wave.

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Arlyn Smith, a dedicated writer who studied engineering and found his calling in a patrol car, has completed his new book “Rough Men”: a gripping narrative that chronicles Lt. John Tasker’s supervision of young officers in the wake of a perilous heat wave in June 1980.

Arlyn writes, “Ride along with Lt. John Tasker as he supervises a crew of young officers during a life-threatening heat wave in June 1980. Watch in wonder as a seldom-seen side of old-school street work is exposed while he handles one situation after another. Sometimes the cases are heartbreaking, often poignant, and occasionally hilarious.

Feel his inner emotions as he interacts with the complex and difficult world as seen through his patrol car windshield. Discover the roller-coaster inner struggles of a good man trying to do the right thing in a world where that is not always one of the choices.

Lieutenant Tasker relishes it all, and you go right along with him so you can see, hear, and sometimes even imagine the smells of the people and places that fill his days and nights. As though the challenge of thriving in one of the most demanding careers on the planet isn’t enough, he secretly agonizes over a homicide investigation as it unfolds, which has the serious potential to ensnare him.”

Published by Page Publishing, Arlyn Smith’s captivating tale delves into the challenge of Supervising young officers in times of great distress.

This book also shows how much emergency response has changed over the years by taking the readers on a journey to the past experiences of officers during the 1980 heat wave.

Readers who wish to experience this work can purchase “Rough Men” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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