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John Lansing

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John Lansing started his career as an actor in New York City. He spent a year at the Royale Theatre playing the lead role in the Broadway production of "Grease." He then landed a co-starring role in George Lucas' "More American Graffiti," and guest-starred on numerous television shows. During his fifteen-year writing career, Lansing wrote and produced "Walker Texas Ranger," co-wrote two CBS Movies of the Week, and he also co-executive produced the ABC series "Scoundrels." John’s first book was Good Cop, Bad Money, a true-crime tome with former NYPD Inspector Glen Morisano. The Devil’s Necktie, his debut novel became a Barnes&Noble best seller and Blond Cargo is the second book in the Jack Bertolino series. Tatra Press recently published ...more

Average rating: 3.94 · 324 ratings · 73 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Devil's Necktie
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Blond Cargo
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Test
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Good Cop, Bad Money
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"I liked this enough to look for other Lansing books at the library because I'm too cheap to pay for summer reading. If it were a Kindle special or on Kindle Prime, I'd immediately download another book. "
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“The precision metallic ratcheting sound a Glock 9mm makes when a bullet is forced out of the gun's clip into the killing chamber is a universal sound that good guys and bad guys and wild animals alike understand on a primal level. - The Devil's Necktie”
John Lansing, The Devil's Necktie

“They fielded and anonymous 911 call from Raymond Higueras's own phone. And yet said Higueras was sort of tied up at the time of the call. Contemplating some one-on-one with an orthopedic surgeon was how it was related to me."

"One of life's mysteries," Jack said, relaxing for the first time all day.

- "The Devil's Necktie”
John Lansing, The Devil's Necktie

“Oh yeah, I heard you got born again.' she said. 'Which you needed since they fucked up the first time.”
John Sandford, Rough Country

“Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.”
Tennessee Williams

“I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.”
Woody Allen

“There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.”
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“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
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John Lansing Renegades My Wild Trip from Professor to New Journalist with Outrageous Visits from Clint Eastwood, Reggie Jackson, Larry Flynt, and Other American Icons by Robert Ward

Robert Ward’s narrative flies off the page like a Miles Davis riff. I got a contact high just reading “Renegades.” Ward spent twenty years chasing down stories from sports figures, actors and musicians in the 70’s and 80’s and he shares it all – the good the bad and the ugly – in this fine work. Ward didn’t miss any of the action. From Clint Eastwood, to Reggie Jackson, to Larry Flynt, he gets his subjects to talk candidly, without governors, and the reader gets a very personal insight into his subject’s iconic lives and American pop culture of the day.
The old saw states that if you remember the 60’s you weren’t really there. I think it equally applies to the 70’s and I’m just glad Robert Ward wrote it all down.
His acerbic wit is tempered by a big heart, as shown in his article “The Night the Lights Went Out in Baltimore”. He leaves it all on the page.
This books should be mandatory reading for anyone entertaining the notion of a career in journalism.

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