THE BLUESUIT CHRONICLES
John Hansen Historical Crime Fiction Novels
The first installment of The Bluesuit Chronicles is a compelling start to what is sure to be an epic saga. Former Golden Gloves boxer and Army medic Roger Hitchcock returns home from Vietnam to a very different America than the one he left. His hometown has ballooned in size while he was away and he finds the police force needs to expand. With a solid option available, he jumps at the chance to serve his neighbors. Like his fellow veterans who pin on the badge, they find that when they left Vietnam, Vietnam didn’t leave them. They go from being called ‘baby killers’ to being called ‘pigs’ yet they do what they did before, serve and protect an often undeserving public. The drug craze of the early seventies takes a heavy toll on the Boomer generation, and the social fabric begins to unravel. This book is a collection of stories filled to the brim with nail biting action, romance, and intrigue, which are all based on actual events.
"Book Two of The Bluesuit Chronicles series, The New Darkness, continues the story of Vietnam veteran Roger Hitchcock, now a police officer in Bellevue, Washington. The spreading new drug culture is exacting a heavy toll on Hitchcock's generation. Some die, some are permanently impaired, everyone is impacted by this wave of evil that even turns traditional values inside out. Like other officers, the times test Hitchcock: will he resign in disgust, become hardened and bitter, corrupt, or will his background in competition boxing and military combat experience enable him to rise to meet the challenge? Romance, intrigue, and action are the fabric of The New Darkness."