A.J. Hoover

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in Wabash, IN, The United States




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An offbeat eclectic type currently writing my "Mister Hobo" police series, sci-fi, and fantasy ...

Former farm kid, factory worker, street cop, forensic chemist, CSI, businessman, and other Murphy's Law type odd jobs ...

B.S. Chemistry major, Earth Science minor from Purdue U. ... advance FBI, ATF, DEA training for homicide, arson, and narcotic cases and former certified expert witness by Federal and State courts for same ...

Enjoys bold coffee, good books, music, art, photography, movies, a good joke, baseball, travel, my family, church and life ... and whatever else it takes to make a little chicken soup for the droll .... which Cannery Row, Catch 22, The Deep Blue Goodbye, High Crusade, Sackett, and Get Shorty flavored the most ...

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Excerpt from "Rogue Rage"

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Cisco and Dan came running from the back of the house as the two county warrants officers came out the front door with Johnny Soong handcuffed and walking between them. The scruffily dressed and bearded half Asian male wore a sneering and amused facial expression.

“Hobo, you were right! There’s a hundred plus coming up the alley, and another fifty or so heading towards us up 14th Stree Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2016 07:27 Tags: crime-fiction, humor, police-procedural, romance-suspense

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“... now a Chinese Fire Drill is just mildly offensive slang denoting a chaotic and unproductive situation like most police calls handled by more than two cops. Those I really try to avoid. Hey, screw it. I’m no hero.”
A.J. Hoover, The Chinese Fire Drill

“There's a point, you know, where treachery is so complete and unashamed that it becomes statesmanship.”
George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman and the Mountain of Light

“He was never without misery, and never without hope.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

“90% of everything is crap.”
Theodore Sturgeon

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

“It's a time-honored truism of diplomacy that the most resented epithet is the one most accurately depicting the deficiencies of the recipient.”
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A.J. Hoover The sleaziest rumor whispered in the right ears can become a mighty force in human behavior - Mister Hobo

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A.J. Hoover I view politics as the only true crime against humanity. Everything else is just varying degrees of emotional imbalance. - Mister Hobo

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A.J. Hoover My son Mike coined the term "mislectorist" ... makes a father very proud ... :-)


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