John Aalborg is a traveling, card-carrying member of the working class who can write. Thanks to the invention of the portable laptop, he has been able to type his hard-boiled, originally handwritten crime novels into digital form. (Several of these books are also available as quality paperbacks at Amazon). Along with internationally published "over the road" articles (including NEWSWEEK and COSMOPOLITAN) Aalborg wrote the entire Axel McKay radio-play series aired coast-to-coast, numerous magazine publications of trucking experiences in foreign countries, and continues to write a monthly road column by "Mo'hammer and Cheater". Never boring and often controversial, Aalborg's pithy and morally suspect characters, both male and female, bring the reader into a world rarely seen.
Aalborg has spent his life working jobs rich in personal experience: three years living off the German black market and culminating in his being deported back to the USA (without his iconic, antique, Mercedes roadster); five years as a licensed locksmith in the City of Miami, where many of his less ethical assignments were for law enforcement; five years as an EMT for a rural Florida hospital and ambulance crew; many more years driving OTR (interstate) for long-haul trucking companies; and winter respites from the road by working the graveyard shift at local fuel-stops on exits off I-10, where he packed a gun and took care of his own law enforcement.
In other words, Aalborg can take you into worlds the average person would love to get a peek at, but preferably at a distance and in the comfort of an armchair.
on May 05, 2012 :
Very interesting read where John Aalborg takes you on a ride with his morally curious characters in stories that make you think and rethink the social idea of “normal”.
(reviewed the day of purchase)