“Savage Justice started out as a list of one sentence reminders of crazy calls for service I was assigned to investigate. I used the list to remind myself that the truth is stranger than fiction. After a few years, I reviewed my list and it took a little while to remember what my notes referred to. I realized that if it took a while to remember everything after only a couple years, I had better write the entire stories out so I’d remember everything after 30 years. On the plane ride back east to Redstone Arsenal Army Base in Huntsville, AL for EOD Basic Training, I got bored and started to twist several of the stories into one long work of fiction inspired by the list of true events that I investigated. Many of which were with my K9 partner, Kota. A few years and a ton of versions later Savage Justice was finished and picked up by Black Opal Books.“
This is exciting-to read a fictional story about true events! True events that have happened right here in the Valley! I like how he said that the “truth is stranger than fiction.” So very true. Sometimes you just can’t believe the things you encounter. Here, we can read about some of those things.
I could see this becoming a series where we can follow the in’s and out’s of Daniel Deacon. Dustin Dodd could be the next Robert B. Parker-and a local one at that! I love how this story takes place right here in the Valley.
Savage Justice was just released on 02/27/16. It is available online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Black Opal Books, and signed copies via Dustin’s website. You can also reach out to him on Facebook. Go get your copy today, and let me know what you think! I can’t wait to read this book. I love a good mystery/suspense novel. What I love even more is that Dustin took something he loved, and found a way to share it with the rest of us in an interesting way, especially having that local connection. You inspire me Dustin!