It is my opinion that books of police fiction should have a close connection with the reality of actual police work. An author should conduct extensive research on police procedures and protocol, better yet spend some years in law enforcement. Experience provides first hand knowledge and an understanding of the profession. A writer should know the trauma associated with making an arrest for the suspect and the officer, interviewing witnesses and victims, and the stress of the job both from the streets and the administration. These are things that should be experienced before putting words to paper. My knowledge as a police detective was instrumental in writing Justice and Closure.