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Captain Marshall Frank, Metro-Dade Police Department (Ret.) in Miami, Florida, "spent the majority of his thirty years investigating murders or commanding those who did. Born to vaudevillian parents in New York City, Frank moved to Miami, Florida at the age of five in an era when more Seminole Indians strolled Main Street than Cuban-Americans. After graduating high school, he worked various jobs including ballroom dance instruction and symphony violinist before serving a short stint in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Thanks to the advice of a notorious Miami Beach bookie, and thoughtful stepfather, he found his niche in law enforcement by joining the Dade County Sheriff s Office in 1960, serving as a road patrolman for three years before rising through the ranks to captain.


Outside of working vice, Frank's career covered the gamut of high stress police assignments, including Internal Affairs, Criminal Intelligence and sixteen years in Homicide and Crime Scene Investigations, seven years as a detective and nine more in a command status. He also served as captain in charge of Staff Inspections and chief executive officer of a 250 man district station."  Captain Marshall Frank is the author of So You Want To Write A Book: A Guidebook For Beginning Authors, Criminal InJustice In America: Essays By A Career Cop, From Violins to Violence, Militant Islam in America, Frankly Speaking, Upside to Murder, Messages: Short Stories for the Thoughtful, Call Me Mommy, Dire Straits: A Miami Novel and Beyond the Call and A Boy Who Mattered: Examining the Roots of Drug Addiction.


According to the book description of

A Boy Who Mattered: Examining the Roots of Drug Addiction "author Marshall Frank brings the reader into the pathetic life of his firstborn son, Bennett, who began using drugs before his teens, turned on by a family member who thought nothing was wrong. Such an act opened the door to a life of dependency, sickness, failure, and homelessness that affected many others in his circle of friends and relatives for over forty years. Sadly, it is typical of the multi-thousands of users who give up on life for the temporary pleasures that drugs provide. It is a common story, from coast to coast, that America sadly ignores until crimes are committed. This particular story emphasizes the root causes of drug dependency, society’s role, family issues, ignorance, and what can be done about it. Ever the police investigator, Frank also draws the reader into the social and legal risks and the subliminal lures that introduce new users to the demons, from which it is so difficult to sever. People who struggle with addicted loved ones will find helpful resources and information about how to fight this dreaded disease. This book will hopefully expose facts, teach and assist people who are in need of help. If only one human being is saved, Bennett’s life will have not been in vain."


According to the book description of So You Want To Write A Book: A Guidebook For Beginning Authors, "This guidebook is for wannabe authors who have a book mulling around in their heads and dont know what to do to get it rolling onto a manuscript. The greatest deterrent for most people is lack of confidence. Opening the door into the world of authoring is like passing into a dark hole. If you dont know where to turn or what lies ahead, the safest thing is to do nothing. The purpose of this guidebook is to turn on that light inside the dark hole so you can see what lies ahead and whats needed in the world of writing."


According to the book description of Criminal InJustice In America: Essays By A Career Cop, "Challenging and daring. Marshall Frank gives us all much to think about. These essays should be discussed and considered by criminal justice professionals, lawmakers and academic thinkers everywhere. - David Waksman, Author and Ass't State Attorney, Miami, Florida "Marshall Frank challenges conventional thought and policies that are not working. He uses the criminal justice system as a mirror of where our society has been, and a window of where we should be going. Buckle up for a thought-provoking episode of Frank talk." - Douglas W. Hughes, Retired Police Major, former Florida Drug CzarIn Criminal InJustice In America, author Marshall Frank presents a powerful argument for amending laws and process regarding the war on drugs, prostitution, abortion, capital punishment, sex offenses and more. Frank points out how narrow thinking has created an irreversible justice quagmire which not only creates more crime, it serves a prison industrial complex that has grown into a cheap labor pool for corporate America. Only a non-politically correct, thirty-year career cop with the muzzle removed can dare offer such candid and startling alternatives to a failed system that now houses 2.3 million inmates in America's prisons, at least a third of whom do not belong there. Readers with interest in the American justice system will find this a stimulating and fascinating collection of essays on subjects never before tackled in this manner."


According to the book description of From Violins to Violence, "Marshall Frank bares all about his transition from a classical violinist, dancer and stepson of a Miami Beach mobster, to his illustrious career as one of Miami-Dade County s premier homicide detectives. In a most compelling autobiography, Frank shares many personal and professional experiences."


According to the book description of Militant Islam in America, "unveils shocking truths about the surreptitious invasion of the US by Wahhabi Islamic forces from the Middle-East hell-bent on replacing the Constitution by the Quran. Deftly researched, powerfully written and politically incorrect, the author summarizes the bottom line: Under the unwatchful eye of the US government, the non-peaceful side of Islam is using money, political influence and the protection of our Bill of Rights to conquer and create the Islamic Republic of America before the end of this century."


According to the book description of Frankly Speaking, "A poignant collection of previously published articles concerning crime, social issues, capital punishment, the war on drugs, and many other issues."


According to the book description of Upside to Murder, "After 16 year-old Cassandra is gang-raped, shot and left for dead, her father, Orville Madison, embarks on a stealth campaign to protect his daughter from reliving the terrifying ordeal through the justice system. His obsessive pursuit drives the Miami physician into a spiral of anguish as he desperately tries to resolve inexplicable conflicts between love of child and love of God. Besides emotional struggles and unending suspense, Upside To Murder offers engaging sub-plots linked to forensic investigations, social controversy and the power of love. A gut-wrenching drama pitting good versus evil which brings out the worst in the best of people."


According to the book description of Call Me Mommy, "One day, one moment, one event, alters the lives of three people forever. Laura Ramsey, spends a lifetime struggling to protect and gain acceptance of her child as the scourge of evil, crime and drugs present insurmountable roadblocks. Lloyd Ramsey, rich and powerful lawyer whose selfish actions wreak havoc with the future for one woman and her son. Bowen Ramsey, a child born of parents from two different worlds, torn between right and wrong, would have few choices as hes guided down a wayward path. Set in southeast Florida and inspired by true events, Call Me Mommy is an emotionally charged suspense saga about family dysfunction, corruption, murder, romance, tragedy and the unconditional love of one woman that will rip the readers heartstrings. In Call Me Mommy, author Marshall Frank deviates from his usual police/thriller genre to pure suspense built around compelling characters who will surely evoke emotions of love, sorrow, fear and anger from any feeling person."


According to the book description of Dire Straits: A Miami Novel, "A steamy fast-paced novel about murder, corruption, sex and violence in drug-torn Miami. Slick Cuban Homicide detective Mike Estevez is called to handle a mass murder in a wealthy neighborhood, only to learn that his personal life is somehow linked to the crime. Movie rights have been sold to this novel to be filmed on location in the winter wonderland."


According to the book description of Beyond the Call, "A compelling true-to-life story of pervasive brutality and how it can exist within the bowels of a modern day police agency mired in bureaucratic detail and the blind ambition of it's top management. Follow the probationary year of a rookie cop who is sucked into a web of deceit, power and murder, squeezed between the mentors who control his future career, and the lure of Internal Affairs."


About the Miami-Dade Police Department

The Miami-Dade Police Department (formerly known as the Metro-Dade Police Department and the Dade County Sheriff's Office) is a limited-service Metropolitan police department serving Miami-Dade County's unincorporated areas, although they have lenient mutual aid agreements with other municipalities, most often the City of Miami Police Department. The Miami-Dade Police Department is the largest police department in the state of Florida with over 5,000 employees. The Department is still often referred by its former name, the Metro-Dade Police or simply Metro. Miami-Dade police are easily identified by their khaki uniforms. Miami-Dade Police vehicles are identified by their green and white livery. Regular Miami-Dade police officers carry silver badges, while officers with the ranks of Sergeant and above carry gold badges.


On Miami-Dade Police badges and ID cards, Miami-Dade police officers are referred to as "Deputy Sheriffs" although in regular everyday practice they're just called "police officers." The Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department is also occasionally referred to as "the Sheriff."


The Miami-Dade Police Department operates out of nine districts throughout Miami-Dade County and has two special bureaus.




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