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Frank Zafiro Books In Order

Publication Order of Ania Books

Blood on Blood (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of Diamonds (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Closing the Circle (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harbinger (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Bricks and Cam Job Books

The Backlist (With: Eric Beetner)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Short List (With: Eric Beetner)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Getaway List (With: Eric Beetner)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Charlie-316 Books

Charlie-316 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never the Crime (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Badge Heavy (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Grifter's Song Books

The Concrete Smile (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down Comes the Night (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Guns +Tacos Books

A Gyro and a Glock (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of River City Crime Books

Under a Raging Moon (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heroes Often Fail (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beneath a Weeping Sky (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cleaner (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Every Man Has To Die (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Menace of the Years (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Place of Wrath and Tears (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of River City Short Stories Books

The Bastard Mummy (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cleaner (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Good Deed (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Even (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of SpoCompton Crime Books

At Their Own Game (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Cut (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stefan Kopriva Mystery Books

Waist Deep (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovely, Dark, and Deep (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friend of the Departed (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Last Horseman (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At This Point in My Life (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chisolm's Debt (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trade Off (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Collar (With: Lawrence Kelter)(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen City (With: Lawrence Kelter)(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unlikely Phoenix (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Degree of Murder (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Good Shepherd (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

In the Shadow of El Paso (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Cleaner(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Frank Zafiro
Author Frank Zafiro served in the US Army starting in 1986 until 1991 in Military Intelligence working as a Czechoslovak linguist.

In the year 1993, he became a police officer in Spokane, Washington. Since that time, he has worked as a patrol officer, a detective, sergeant, corporal, captain, and lieutenant. During his time as a sergeant, he was fortunate to have commanded investigators, patrol officers, investigators, the SWAT team, and K-9 officers (including their dogs).

In the year 2012, he became a major before he retired the next year so that he could teach and write full-time. From 2013 until 2017, he taught law enforcement subject matter at the university and community college, and leadership as a national instructor for a prominent police institution. Occasionally teaches a series of writing workshops.

Frank received a BA in History from Eastern Washington University in the year 1998, and an MS in Administration of Justice from the University of Louisville in the year 2012.

Frank started writing seriously at around the age of thirteen. He began with some poems and short stories (some of which were extremely short). Frank received his first payment for a short story in the year 1990, when Wide Open Magazine published “Bill’s Son”.

In the year 1995, he began writing the first draft of “Under a Raging Moon”, which went on to become the first book in the River City series of crime novels. The series is set in a town called River City, which is a fictionalized version of Spokane, Washington.

Frank has held the number one spot for police procedurals on Amazon. His books are available in audio book, paperback, and ebook.

Besides being a writer, he is the host of Wrong Place, Write Crime, a crime fiction podcast.

Frank also writes under two pseudonyms. Under his real name, Frank Scalise, he writes mainstream fiction. All of his fantasy work he writes under the name of Frank Saverio.

He lives in Redmond, Oregon, with Kristi, his wife. Frank is an avid reader, hockey fan, gamer, movie lover, and a tortured guitar player.

“Under a Raging Moon” is the first novel in the “River City Crime” series and was released in the year 2006. There is a violent robber on the loose in River City. Meet the cops tasked with taking him down.

There is Katie MacLeod, who is a woman in what is still mainly a man’s world. Thomas Chisolm is an ex-Green Beret that knows just how dangerous a guy like the Scarface Robber can be. Stefan Kopriva, is a young hotshot. And Karl Winter is about to retire yet has one good bust remaining in him.

These are the patrol officers from River City: that mythical thin blue line between anarchy and society. They have to stop this robber, all as they juggle love affairs, divorces, a hostile media, vengeful gang members, and internal politics, as well as a civilian population that isn’t always understanding or grateful.

The novel is penned by a real cop with true experience, and is like a ride-along in book form. Enjoy this ride.

“At Their Own Game” is the first novel in the “SpoCompton Crime” series and was released in the year 2014. Jake Stankovic has been flying under the radar for years now, dealing safely in stolen property crime with his two-man crew. Times are tough, however, so he decides to step right up to the big money with this drug deal. Everything that can go wrong, does. A vengeful detective sets his sights on Jake, the deal goes wrong, a crew member could be a turncoat, and one woman from a prior love affair reappears all of a sudden. This would all be complex enough by itself, however, for Jake, this is even worse.

The woman is the ex-wife of the detective. And Jake Stankovic once was a cop. Jake must face some new problems and old vendettas in this all-in proposition with lives at stake. He must find a way to get his own money back, beat everybody involved at Their Own Game, and keep the girl.

“Chisolm’s Debt” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2013. Thomas Chisolm, after 25 years as a police officer and two tours in Vietnam, now looks forward to his quiet retirement. That hope quickly gets shattered when a ghost from his past, named Mai, locates him and demands justice for the horrors that she suffered during the Vietnam War, ones that Chisolm was unable to save her from.

Chisolm has to now find the guy responsible and bring him to justice in order to repay the old debt to try and lay to rest his own demons, for good.

Follow Chisolm along on his search while he explores the nature of war, moral debt, guilt, and forgiveness. All on his way to quite the explosive conclusion.

“An Unlikely Phoenix” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2018. The year is 2028. The President, after finishing his third term, is going to be elected to a fourth. America has gotten increasingly xenophobic and isolationist. Emboldened by the President’s support, the New American Party has risen to power and has become a controlling minority. Hiding its polices in the increasing need for national security, both the President and this new party of his work on remaking America in the image they desire. They focus their efforts on immigration and some personal freedoms.

Ryan Derrick, a St. Louis police officer, struggles to stay true to his ideal while seeing the best of his country appearing the slip away. Nathalie, his wife, has been a frequent target for the party’s subtle machinations, since she is a foreigner and a journalist. A tragedy hits the family, their struggle for their freedom gets even more urgent.

Alexander Derrick, a California state senator, is caught up in the midst of the anti-federalist movement and attempting desperately to ride the line of balance between his own integrity and staying true to his country. Alexander, who is being leaned on heavily by the Governor, becomes instrumental in guiding the state on its path secession or reconciliation.

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