D. Clayton Mayes began his career
with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1964. He worked as a street cop, was promoted to investigator, sergeant, lieutenant
and captain. In 1990, he retired from the LAPD to assume the responsibilities of chief of police of the Downey Police Department.
The author holds a bachelor's
degree in public management and a master's degree in public administration from Pepperdine University. He is also a graduate
of the FBI-National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. As an educator, he has taught at Cerritos College, College of the Desert
and has instructed throughout the United States for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the U.S. Department of
Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He served a total of six years in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve,
and the California National Guard where he attained the rank of captain.
Today Clayton lives in the Palm
Springs, California, area with his wife, Carolyn. Their two sons are grown. The author enjoys golf, tennis and flying. He
holds a commercial pilot certificate, with an instrument rating for both single-engine and multi-engine aircraft.
One reader of More Than
Money said, “The author has captivated many years of personal experience in law enforcement to produce
this brilliant, fictional novel that will leave you eagerly anticipating each new chapter. You, the reader, join Brad Phillips,
as he experiences daily life as a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. You will feel the emotional intensity
he endures to successfully get his job done with the utmost of courage, integrity and honesty. But would facing a challenging,
criminal world on a daily basis give him reason to compromise all this? This book will keep you riveted to the last word!”