BOOKS BY R. L. DODSON
The High Sheriff: John Perry McDaniel III
His Christian name is John Perry McDaniel III, but his family and friends fondly refer to him as “Johnny Mac” or simply “Sheriff.” He is a straight-forward, honest man of reason, passion, compassion, and unwavering faith in God. When I began writing this book several years ago, I did so because I considered the events which made the McDaniel Administration a long-standing success to be of historical significance to Jackson County, Florida. I came to realize that tucked away in Johnny Mac’s recollections, reminiscences, and remembrances are not only the unique and intriguing stories of his life, but a living anecdotal history of Jackson County during some turbulent times. John P. McDaniel III was elected to the office of sheriff in 1980. Mere weeks before he took office, his father was senselessly murdered by serial killers. He retired 28 years later, on November 4, 2008, on the heels of his wife’s brutal murder. His tenure as sheriff began and ended in tragedy, but his faith in God remained uncompromised. The High Sheriff gives you an up close and personal account of the life of John Perry McDaniel III. I hope through the pages contained in this book, you will come to know and appreciate Johnny Mac as I do. He is an unforgettable character – a child, son, father, husband, friend, survivor, and the man behind the badge. He is a throwback to the days when a handshake was all that was needed to finalize a deal – a self-made, God-fearing man of courage. I am proud to call him my friend.
Heart of Jaded Justice
Retired federal agent Ashley Cameron had disappeared into anonymity for years until summoned to help a family member. Now, she finds herself thrown back into the world of filth, treachery, money, drugs and murder that almost destroyed her years earlier. Not to mention, the loss of Anthony, her one and only true love. After twelve years, she still lives with the physical scars and vivid nightmares from her past. A world where the players consist of elected officials owned by The Colombian Drug Cartel and the Dixie Mafia. The success of this operation will mean plunging into her own gruesome past, one filled with a shattered heart, bitter disillusionment and a heart jaded by justice. Can Ashley get back in the game and face the truths that lurk beneath the surface? Is she prepared for the feelings that still exist and can she open her heart up to the even more terrifying possibility of a future without revealing the secret she has kept for years?...
Ashley’s life has been devastated once before, and she has spent the last two years rebuilding her life with her sexy CIA husband and son. It has been over two years since retired DEA Agent Ashley Cameron-Langston tangled with the Dixie Mafia and the Colombian Drug Cartel. Nightmares and vivid dreams had become less; until a special package arrived... followed by a contract hit on her life. CIA Agent, Anthony Langston will do anything to protect his beautiful, strong-willed wife and a precocious six year old son, he didn’t know he had until two years ago. With time running out, there is only one thing to do: the hunted become the hunters in an effort to track down the hired gun. The team is learning a lesson in justice they never got in the police academy… how to become mercenaries and enforce extreme and Eternal Justice. In an operation of this kind, death is imminent.