T. A. Novak


The author is a 72-year-old retiree (since the end of 1997). He is a married father of four grown children, has one stepson, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and counting. His wife of 22 years, Edie, is his partner, friend, biggest fan and critic. Her subtle suggestions started the long journey that resulted in his first novel, Among the Tin Cans and Broken Glass. That novel was based on the experiences he had as a police officer in Detroit during the 1960s.

The author took up bird dogs and bird hunting in 1966. This interest led him to his second book, Good Ones and Scallywags. This is not a dog training book, but a compilation of stories based on the dogs, birds and people he’s met over the years—some tales are serious, some humorous, and all true.

While enjoying winters in the Southwest U.S. the author joined a writer’s group in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and while fulfilling his assignments with the group more police-type adventures evolved. The result is his newly released novel, Alley Justice.

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Alley Justice
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,750. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
In 1968, a year after the Detroit riots, Patrolman Jake Bush resigned to keep a promise to provide a safer and better life for his family. In 1971 he tragically lost his family. That’s when he chose to return to Detroit as a cop. Detroit was the one place he could run from his ghosts. Join Jake in a place dubbed Murder City under the newly elected mayor, Coleman Young.
Good Ones and Scallywags
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,560. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
In over forty-five years of owning, training, hunting and competing in field trials with his bird dogs, the author has crossed paths with a wide variety of people, dogs and upland birds, both the good ones and the scallywags. This book is a compilation of stories about both.
Among the Tin Cans and Broken Glass
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,990. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Experience the life of a big city police officer by walking a beat and riding a patrol car with Jake Bush. The streets and alleys of Detroit during the 1960s are the setting for this historical novel, a time that included the 1967 riot.

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