Mobley's Law, A Mobley Meadows Novel

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Newly appointed U.S. Circuit Court Judge Mobley Meadows finds a way to prevent war between Union and Confederate factions when the Governor of Texas, Edmund Jackson Davis, refuses to step down after being defeated in the election of 1873. Mobley must weigh his sense of honor and morality against the demands of the law, the spectre of war, and the survival of his closest friends and deputies. More

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About Gerald Lane Summers

Gerald Lane Summers is a retired lawyer, writer, and teacher with over thirty years service within the justice system of California. His work as a police officer, probation officer, juvenile court referee, historian and writing instructor have uniquely qualified him to write about the old west, police work and the justice system in general. "The ACCIDENTAL COP" is his third novel. His fourth, "Charming Billy," released in April, 2015, is an historical romance about Billy Brand, VC who fought as a Spitfire pilot during the Battle of Britain and suffers from PTSD. He returns to Britain to face his demons and reestablish his relationship with Countess Moira Sinclair-Lewis.

Both of Mr. Summers' first two books, historically based western action adventures, have received high ratings by reviewers averaging 4.4 to 4.7 stars.

They are: "Mobley's Law," and "Curses," both Mobley Meadows novels. The third and final book in this triolgy will be available in 2014.

The ACCIDENTAL COP, now in second edition, was originally released in February, 2014. It is based broadly on Mr. Summers early police career. He holds the record for wrecked patrol cars in one year at the El Cajon Police Dept. His work as a probation officer and subsequent studies of law and psychology provided him with the expertise to write about the current rash of clerical molestation cases.

A short synopsis of The Accidental Cop follows:

San Diego Detective Sergeant Ben Colder, known as "Choo choo," for running his patrol car into a parked train and wrecking three others in one year, is assigned to investigate the twelve year old murder of a child found in the roots of a tree at the San Diego Mission de Alcala. When his team discovers the murder was the first of many across the nation by a serial killer associated with the Catholic Church, they find themselves being stalked by special operations teams determined to protect the church from scandal.

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Review by: Robert Muehlberg on Sep. 6, 2011 :
Summers recreates, with vivid historical accuracy, the times and places of post-Civil War Texas during the critical transition from Federal occupancy to democratically-elected state government. While the historical setting, rich details of the clothes, carriages, and, yes, the weapons are impressively accurate, they don't over-take the novel but propel it forward with marvelous touches. Summers has a firm grasp of the history, but a much firmer grasp of the plotting, character development, and narrative voice of this wonderful western novel. While you'll find echoes of the modern masters of the genre like McMurtry and L'Amour, Summers' wonderful narrative voice has taken the classic genre to a new and wonderful place. Mobley Meadows, Lydia Sweetgrass, and his marshals are marvelous new characters and you'll thoroughly enjoy them. But I found the narrator of the novel enthralling, compelling, and just darn funny! Summers' narrator is so rich and friendly, you imagine you're sitting around the campfire and see him winking at you as he lets the yarn unfold before you in all its glory, humor, violence, and love.

If you want to have some real fun, pick up Mobley's Law, because the only disappointment you'll have is when you turn that last page
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
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