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J. G. Vineyard is a fifth-generation Texan. He began a career in law enforcement in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as an investigator in the Criminal Intelligence Division of the Department of Public Safety at DFW Airport. He transferred to the Dallas Organized Crime Task Force (Metro Squad) in 1981 and spent nine years working organized auto theft, burglary rings, armed robbery crews, and illegal drug manufacturing, much of the time in an undercover capacity. From 1990 until 2007, he was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Dallas Field Division's enforcement group focusing on international smuggling and sophisticated contraband distribution systems. Over the years, he accumulated numerous awards from law enforcement agencies and was an instructor at several area police academies including the Dallas Sheriff’s Department, Dallas Police Department, Regional Police Academy in Arlington, Texas, and DEA’s training programs. During that time, he also taught courses in international smuggling at the American Airlines academy. He holds a Master Peace Officers certificate and is a graduate of DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy in Quantico, Virginia. From the other side of his brain, he has written a full-length comedy stage play called Moby And Dick and a one-act play called Tap The Brakes, Elvis. He is a member of several writing and reading groups.