From an obviously pleased reader
Your Under Arrest, and I mean it. “I couldn't find any reviews of this book,
so I decided to make one of my own. Don Parker, was a Sheriffs Deputy in my hometown. (Pensacola, Florida) in Escambia County.
This man has the worst luck of anyone, especially for a cop, but his problems are humorous, not sad. Such as almost causing
an international incident, or helping a car thief change a flat tire. Etc Etc, very good book, and first in his set of books.”
In Don Parker officer needs assistance..... again “ I'll write a review later,
since I have to go, but I will give you a quote from Parker from the back of the book. "Uh.... and Headquarters, tell them
to bring a crowbar"”
In You have the right to remain silent, Don Parker says, "Just about everything
that can happen to a law enforcement officer has happened to me, at least twice. I've been shot at, cut with a knife, bitten
by a drunk woman in a bar fight, chased by a possum, attacked by an eight-year-old with a BB gun, and married three times."
And he continues to write about his experiences in his books which chronicle his eighteen year law enforcement career as a
deputy sheriff. His new book, You Have The Right To Remain Silent, continues with more wild, wacky, bizarre and often hilarious
stories that previous readers enjoyed so much in You're Under Arrest - I'm Not Kidding and Officer Needs Assistance…
As with his first two books, there
are a series of stories which follow a common theme. In You Have The Right To Remain Silent, the reader will meet five different shoplifters all of whom take a different
approach to their crimes. All are ultimately unsuccessful, but it's not for lack of trying. Readers will also meet car #141,
a marked cruiser car with whom Parker maintains a love-hate relationship, a four-wheeled nemesis which seems to go out of
it's way to make his life miserable.
Parker also offers the reader helpful
advice including the best way to tell a war story, the proper way to capture a rattlesnake, why it's not a good idea to try
to arrest a turtle and his secret, never-fail method for enthralling waitresses. He also reveals his more cultured side as
he discusses his attempts to be recognized as the poet laureate of the Sheriff's Department.
You Have The Right To Remain Silent is chock-full of interesting and memorable
characters who make the stories come alive. Parker gives the reader an inside view of law enforcement rarely seen in the movies
or on television. "Law enforcement is a serious business," he says, "but it's not serious all the time. Police officers certainly
risk their lives and sometimes they even make the ultimate sacrifice, but it's not all dramatic shoot-outs and high speed
chases. Even when things are tense there can be humor and cops are just as human as the rest of us."
According to Parker the cover illustration
is an accurate depiction of an incident that occurred early in his career. "I had to deal with a newspaper-stealing dog named
Byron. Sometimes he'd collect a dozen papers from different yards and he was driving the residents in the neighborhood crazy.
One of those residents became so incensed he ordered me to arrest the dog." So did he? Parker just laughed, "You'll have to
read the story."
You Have The Right To Remain Silent is in soft cover, 256 pages long, and is one
of those books almost impossible to put down once you start reading it. The stories draw you in and before you know it several
hours have passed. You Have The Right To Remain Silent is great fun and we hope this won't be the last in this series of highly
entertaining books from this talented writer