GOTCHA!: TALES OF A BLACK-BELT BOUNTY HUNTER
Author: Joseph Laney and Cyn Mobley
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Sep 2004
An account of the adventures of Joseph Laney, a longtime professional fugitive recovery agent?i.e., a bounty hunter?& martial arts instructor. A fascinating, often humorous, look at the gritty reality of crime & the courts? & the people working both sides of the law. 6x9 inches, 256 pgs.
A fast-paced account of the experiences?some funny, some sad, some just fascinating?of a longtime professional bounty hunter who, in his spare time, is one of the highestranking karate experts in the U.S.
GOTCHA! is an account of the adventures of Joseph Laney, a longtime professional fugitive recovery agent?i.e., a bounty hunter?and martial arts instructor. When tracking and apprehending bail jumpers?from common street thugs to la cr?me de la scum? Joseph Laney uses his martial-arts?trained hands and feet, conventional weapons whenever necessary, and most of all, his mind, to wend his way through the risky business at hand. With CSI-like attention to detail, GOTCHA! shows the reader not just what Laney does in his pursuit of scofflaws, but how and why he does it, and even why?sometimes ?he doesn?t. An intriguing mix of true crime and law enforcement narrative, musings on the philosophy of martial arts and the meaning of life, and the reflections of a decent man keeping his compass through situations and places where decency seems irrelevant, GOTCHA! is a fascinating, often humorous, look at the gritty reality of crime and the courts?and the people working both sides of the law.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
JOSEPH LANEY makes his living as a bail enforcement agent and a certified trainer of police officers. He was formerly a sergeant in the drug enforcement unit of the Sevier County, Tennessee, sheriff ?s department and a civilian warfare specialist in the Marine Corps. He is a seventh-degree black belt and master instructor in Isshinryu karate. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.
CYN MOBLEY is a reserve navy commander specializing in surface and antisubmarine warfare and a retired criminal defense attorney. She is the author of twenty-three books, including Rites of War, Rules of Command, Code of Conduct, and Complete Idiot?s Guide to Aircraft Carriers. She devotes much of her time to the rescue and rehabilitation of discarded racing greyhounds. Her articles have appeared in Navy Times, The San Diego Union Tribune, and Celebrating Greyhounds magazine. She has recently returned to live in the Knoxville area.