Monday, September 13, 2010

Guest Blog Wayne Farquhar author of Blood over Badge

Good afternoon everyone! Please join me in welcoming Guestblogger Wayne Farquhar!

Bio: Wayne Farquhar is a 28-year veteran working with the San Jose Police
Department in California. He has worked through the ranks from officer to
lieutenant with detective assignments in Sexual Assaults, Homicide
and Internal Affairs. He has also worked undercover assignments in
Child Exploitation, Child Pornography and Vice. He spent 10 years as a
street cop and hostage negotiator. Wayne has worked on Federal Task
Forces with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). He has appeared
on national television, /America’s Most Wanted/ on a murder investigation. BLOOD
OVER BADGE is his first effort in crime-thriller
fiction, and he hopes to write more books and speak to larger
audiences about his experiences in law enforcement. Wayne lives with
his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

If you would like to formally invite Wayne to speak about BLOOD OVER
BADGE or law enforcement to your organization, association, conference
or expo, please send an email to


The murder of the Mayor of San Francisco’s daughter sets the stage for
this intriguing and spellbinding crime thriller. Two police detectives, Jack
Paige and Casey Ford are assigned to catch a cold-blooded rapist and killer. In
this gritty, realistic tale of homicide, unrelated mysteries of two murderers
seem to come together and make little sense. What does a man rotting away
behind the stench-enclosed walls of Angola Penitentiary have to do with an evil
and cruel rapist and killer now on the run from California to Texas? What is
the relationship to the killing of the Mayor’s daughter? BLOOD OVER BADGE, an
intense, taunt and brilliantly told crime thriller, takes readers on a realistic,
gritty and real-world tour de force exploring the underbelly of police and detective work.

How the idea for Blood Over Badge came about:

Asian Boyz gang members were on trial in Los Angeles for several murder and attempted
murder charges. One witness, cut a deal with the prosecution. Meaning he “flipped” and
promised to testify. The ABZ gang put a “green light” on him: They wanted him “hit.” LAPD
Homicide detectives tucked him into hiding.

Kirby, my homicide partner, and I were on our way out the door of the San Jose Police
Department Homicide Unit when we got the call of a killing on the north side of the city.
Minutes later, I stood on the porch of a nice single-family home in a quiet neighborhood, looking
at the body of an elderly gentleman. He’d been gunned down by two Asian males pretending
to deliver a package. My cell phone rang: Police Communications patched me a call from the
frantic son of our victim. He quickly explained he was; in custody, in the protection program and
planning to testify against his former gang, Asian Boyz. They “hit “his father to get to him.

It was a hot Los Angeles night. The cool air-conditioning of the rental car made it bearable.
We were exhausted from sweltering days, no sleep, chasing leads and tracking down witnesses.
The story of Blood Over Badge suddenly popped into my head. It made sense: the crazy plot
came while I was in the middle of a homicide investigation. The mind is ripe because solving
murders pushes one’s limits. We lived on the edge and stretched our imaginations for solutions
to obstacles. Why wouldn’t a twisted plot come to mind? The story has absolutely nothing to do
with the Asain Boyz murder case. But, I turned to Kirby and said “Hey, what if …”

And there you have it: It just took me 7 years to write it.

Thank you so much Wayne! The book sounds wonderful...I'm going to have to pick up a copy soon :)


  1. Wow, this is a great mystery suspense and I love them.
    Thanks for the great review.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  2. misskallie2000, Thanks for having a look.


  3. It is a great book. You will absolutely feel like you're right there in the plot the way Wayne writes. He's definitely meant for big things in the mystery novel world.