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Alan Behr
(pen name Alan Brenham)

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Alan Behr is a reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Bee County Sheriff’s Office in Beeville, Texas.  He served with the Temple Police Department for 12 years; and, has a Master Peace Officer License as well as a Special Investigator certificate from the State of Texas.  While stationed in West Berlin, Germany, he taught college-level criminal justice courses to US Army and Air Force personnel.  He has practiced law in Texas since 1987, working as a criminal prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney and a government attorney in Austin assisting the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Defense Division.  He retired from state government in 2009.  Alan Behr is the author of Price of Justice.

According to the book description of Price of Justice, “When straight-arrow detective Jason Scarsdale unwittingly befriends a woman secretly bent on murderous revenge, he’s drawn into a web of malice that teaches him the value of breaking the rules. Scarsdale, a recent widower, struggles to put his life back together while raising a young daughter. Assigned to investigate two sex-related murders, he teams up with Dani Mueller, a police crime analyst with some deadly secrets of her own. After navigating his way around the cross-hairs of two crooked police managers, he closes in on the killer. Just when Scarsdale thought things couldn’t get any worse, the killer abducts his daughter and the analyst is kidnapped by a man from her past.”

"Price of Justice grabs you from the opening pages and tells a riveting story about Detective Jason Scarsdale, who is embroiled in trying to uncover a serial killer while struggling with being a widower and fighting for custody of his young daughter. Surprises and twists build tension as Scarsdale begins honing in on the killer--but he does not want to believe what the evidence is revealing. If you like a great legal suspense thriller, don't miss this book!"  Susanne Lakin, Amazon Reviewer

"This is an excellent crime novel and I was totally captivated by the story, by Jason and by Dani.  . . . The plot is intriguing and nicely paced and the dialogue and inner thoughts of the characters are very natural and authentic."  Patricia Laster, Ph.D.


" . . . a story of murder, corruption and overcoming grief. It will keep the readers on the edge of their seats with an action-packed plot from beginning to end." Ellen Hogan for Readers Favorites

"Itís the characters, both sympathetic and unsympathetic, that have to drive a good detective story these days. Price of Justice definitely has both, which makes it a good solid mystery, with some dark undertones,  that a solid fan of the genre is sure to enjoy."  Shannon Yarbrough, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

"Author Alan Brenham does a wonderful job of allowing the reader to see within the life of Austin PD Detective Jason Scarsdale. . . . . While there is much action, drama, and crime, there are also touching scenes of the love of a father and his daughter."  Palmetto Review

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