Thomas Nichols Color of the Prism

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Color of the Prism

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As with McBain, Wambaugh and Clancy, Color of the Prism reflects a blending of fact and fiction into a journey of intrigue, love, betrayal, greed and tragedy in the police thriller set on the Arizona-Mexico border.Detective Antonio Castenada, backed by a crack team of federal and state law enforcement officials and the latest surveillance technology, attempts to bring down Reynaldo Guzman, a prominent businessman and drug kingpin. In masterminding the assassination of a treacherous business associate and his entire family, Guzman alienates his long-time mistress, Sara, who agrees to bring Castenada undercover into Guzman's legitimate produce and seafood import business. The complexity of the undercover investigation is increased as Antonio is torn between his love for his wife; his compassionate feeling for Sara; his loathing of Mary, Guzman's accountant, whose lust for him will stop at nothing; and last but not least, his unwanted sexual experience with a young Yaqui girl who has been given to him as a 'gift' by Reynaldo.The young detective's role as a police plant put his marriage, his career, and his life at risk as he and his support team scramble to out-maneuver Guzman and his deadly hired assassin, Julian Espino.Color of the Prism and its non-traditional ending illuminate the true world of crime and corruption unseen by most people. Indeed, it is the last color of the prism.

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Color of the Prism is a novel inspired by the true events in the life of the author. Thomas Nichols is still active in law enforcement after serving thirty-eight years in many intriguing capacities. He began his career as a rookie jailer in the Tucson, Arizona, Police Department. He retired as Deputy Chief and went on to become Chief of Police of the Lubbock, Texas, Police Department.Upon retirement as chief of the city police, he began a new phase of law enforcement as chief of a school district police department in Lubbock. He continues in that role and serves as President of the Texas Association of School District Police.Thomas Nichols is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum, the Texas Police Chiefs Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Texas Municipal Police Association, and the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers. He has lectured throughout the United States on violence in American society; has overseen muti-agency narcotic investigations; has provided executive protection to heads of state; and, has commanded an intelligence unit that investigated major organized crime figures in the United States.A graduate of the University of Arizona, Thomas Nichols also has graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive Development Program, both of which are located at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. He graduated from the Senior Management Institute for Police in North Andover, Massachuchets, the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics and dangerous drugs investigations training, and the California Department of Justice Organized Crime and Intelligence Branch training on Informant Development and Maintenance.

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