Readers might be surprised to
find that a retired motorcycle police officer writes romance novels. Robert Wheeler, a retired Los Angeles
Police Department motorcycle officer, has published two novels, "Love Forever Lost" and "Beyond Yesterday."
Wheeler, a Southern California native who grew up during Hollywood’s heyday of the 1940s and 1950s, retired from
the LAPD in 1980. Post retirement he worked in the film industry. In 1994, he pursued
his goal of becoming a writer and subsequently published his first novel Love Forever Lost.
He is also the author of Beyond Yesterday.
According to the book description of
Love Forever Lost, “Sonia Gills is a prosecuting attorney for the Nimes County District Attorney’s
Office when she meets prison inmate Paul Williams. Paul is serving time for his participation in an armed robbery. However,
there is something about the case that intrigues the ambitious young lawyer. So begins the story of Paul Williams, a handsome
man who took the rap to protect Martha Janet, whom he deeply loved.
After receiving an unduly harsh
sentence, he never heard from Martha Janet again. Sonia is determined to learn the reason why Martha Janet abandoned Paul.
Her first major break comes when, upon the death of the prison’s warden, a cache of letters is discovered in his personal
safe. The letters are the collection of undelivered correspondence between Paul and Martha Janet through ten long years. Martha
Janet’s father had conspired with the warden to prevent any communication between the separated lovers. Perplexing twists
begin to unravel, all unbeknownst to Paul.
Tense and powerful, teeming with likable
characters, author Robert Wheeler manages his complicated plot with skillful finesse, as he weaves an electrifying story.
His ending is dramatic and emotionally charged.”
According to one reader of Love
Forever Lost, “I was very surprised to enjoy each character. Not only was I fooled with all the twists,
and accounts of life, the story brought back memories of a love I once had. Although the ending of the book was not my life,
I did in fact cry at the ending. I hope the author continues to write more novels as I am sure he will soon be on the top
ten list around the nation. If he isn't, then the world of readers will be missing a valuable writer. As I mentioned,
the ending really pulled at my thoughts, I wish I could ask the author who it was. I believe each reader will have their own
conclusion Thank you Mr. Wheeler, you really entertained me for three days of non stop reading.