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  • By Michael Jaquish
    Jan 11, 2010
    HERE ARE SIX REVIEWS FROM AMAZON.COM, ALL WITH 4-5 STAR RATINGS- Michael Jaquish A Hero's Journey. April 28, 2003 “In Tales of a Country Cop In Africa, Michael Jaquish gives the reader an intimate experience of a "man's world", including the searing soul sacrifices of a man who holds his personal Code of Honor as his guiding principle. This book is more than a compilation of stories of a man of adventure. It is the story of a man's courage to face life's most difficult decisions on his terms. I am far from politically conservative. Neither am I a huge fan of the military, nor a fan of the use of violence as vehicle for entertainment, but Jaquish's articulation of his remarkable journey, his choices, his heartbreaks, his losses and his victories have allowed me, the reader and a woman, into the rarified world of a Hero's Code of Ethics. I feel privileged to have witnessed this Hero's Journey and I would recommend this read to anyone who wants to touch into the intimate world... More > of the psyche of a man faced with the unimaginable: from the separation from his beloved young daughters, to the forced abandonment of his imperiled lover, to civil war carnage that he was forced to witness and helpless to prevent, the author's strength, his sacrifices, and his vulnerabilities are unforgettable. I think this book should be renamed: Beyond Courage”. –muriel20004 (Seattle, Washington) A TRULY GIFTED WRITER! March 19, 1993 "I have read three pieces by Michael Jaquish several times now, and I am reminded of the years I spent teaching the art of writing. The common denominator of all excellent writing is the author's ability to reach out, grab the reader's attention almost instantly, and hold it. Michael Jaquish obviously has that ability. I can see, hear, smell, taste and feel the sensations experienced by the narrator. I am there, crouched with him, tranfixed. If Michael were a student of mine, I would classify him as "gifted" and I use that term very infrequently. All you can do with a guy like this is to encourage him to keep writing." -John Minahan, Novelist & creative writing instructor, Coral Gables, FL, USA. Truth, Justice and the American Way. October 30, 2001 “Tales of a Country Cop in Africa is a fascinating peek inside the mind of one seeking to rescue the world from its own insanity. He is one of those inexplicable men involved in the battle for justice on the front lines. He is with all his being endeavoring to keep the world safe for ordinary lives. Anyone involved with Critical Incident Debriefing would benefit from reading first hand about the onslaught of horrific activities encountered in Jaquish's spellbinding account of his adventures. One can only think about Superman in his quest for Truth, Justice and the American Way as you become one with the life of this man. At the same time, one feels empathy for the personal loss of intimacy that his chosen profession creates along the way. As he becomes more and more desensitized to the worst in human nature, he loses his own ability to feel compatible with simple human bonding. As a therapist, I appreciate both the humanness and the hero in this story. I would recommend this book if only to read the last page which leaves you with a feeling of pride and hope in all that is defined by the hero. Michael Jaquish, in your quest for justice, in your quest for adventure, and in your quest for an end to your emptiness, you have given us your soul”. –D. Donovan (Nevada) WONDERFULLY WRITTEN! March 6, 2003 "Mike does a wonderful job of conveying to the reader some of the realities that law enforcement officers and professional security personnel can experience on a daily basis. His stories actually draw you into his realm as if you were right there with him, seeing what he sees, feeling what he feels. If you have never been involved in the profession, this will give you a well-written taste of what it is like and help you experience the dramas that unfold each day, both physically and psychologically. His ability to divulge his own feelings shows that cops are in fact people too. His tales of Africa are humorous, gripping and spellbinding." -Steven Stewart, Bremerton, WA, USA, law enforcement professional. Country cop lands in Africa security business, October 19, 2001 “Part of the appeal of the book is that it starts off as a country cop in America (Okanogan County in eastern Washington State), who goes into Africa and gets immersed in spies and international espionage. Along the way he encounters terrorists and rowdy Friday-night cowboys. You learn that small-town cops can do it all, and security guards at African embassies get a maid, a driver and, if they want them, diplomatic driver's license plates. Since I live in Okanogan, and knew Mike (a loooong time ago), his tales from here sound very familiar and are very entertaining. But Africa, that is a completely foreign area, that Mike's made accessible for us. There certainly are similarities between both professions. I'm glad he opted to keep both perspectives in one book”. –Al Camp, Newspaper Editor, The Chronicle in Omak (Okanogan, WA, USA) Outstanding work! September 1, 2009 “Michael Jaquish has told exactly what it's like to be a country cop in a rural town and what it's like to be a mercenary in Africa. He goes into great detail on the emotional and physical experiences he has endured, and has made it into a great story you won’t want to put down. This is not some fictional thing you would read in a Tom Clancy book, this is REAL, and Michael’s gift for writing makes it a down right great book. Not only do you get a look into what it's like to be a cop/merc, but you also get a history lesson as well on the culture and ways of the African people. It's a book that will have your complete attention from start to finish”. –Samuel J Harding (15 YOA High School Student)< Less
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Product Details

Edition
Second Edition
Publisher
Country Cop Books
Published
February 28, 2012
Language
English
Pages
482
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.74 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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