Working out of Pensacola, Florida, Beth Jacoby, a child abuse and neglect investigator and her co-workers fly about town in and out of the living rooms of folks accused of hurting their own children. Her path into the private domains of rich and poor alike crosses that of her once teen lover Jack, a California cool cop, and his partner, a thunderous loose cann who dearly loves the war on crime. Beth begins to realize that she and the homicide detectives are entertwined in the web of a particularly violent marauder who is hunting down salicious creeps who prey on children. But, Casey, who effectively wields his bat to make his point, is t to be taken lightly. Both social workers and lawmen are tossed about like crash dummies as they careen down a twisted trail leading to a startling conclusion of good vs. evil. Note: this work SOME BOYS NEVER BECOME MEN is a sequel to SOME PEOPLE NEED KILLING, published by the same author in 2010. It is recommended that SOME PEOPLE NEED KILLING be read first, although it is t necessary as this sequel does stand alone as a complete story.
The author graduated from Florida Presbyterian College, now Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg, Florida with a degree in Sociology. He began his career as a counselor in a residential program for serious and habitual juvenile offenders in Pennsylvania. He moved with his family to Florida in the late 1960's and worked with the state of Florida in all manners of children and youth programs including delinquency probation, parole, detention and commitment facilities, as well as child abuse and neglect investigations, protective services, foster care, adoptions, domestic violence, and subsidized day care. When he retired from the state after 30 years, he was serving as a manager, responsible for almost all of these programs in the Florida Panhandle. The author will tell you that his head is filled with many stories from those years. It is from this well of memories that he draws inspiration to write. He and his wife have been residents of Pensacola, Florida since 1976. Besides SOME PEOPLE NEED KILLING and its sequel, SOME BOYS NEVER BECOME MEN, the author has also published a book of short stories entitled, A DIFFERENT KIND OF KILLER, published in 2009. For more information, visit his web site: www.bobcookbooks.com.