We are honored to have Lieutenant Taylor Jackson from Metro Nashville Homicide with us today. Lt. Jackson, tell us why you work in law enforcement.
I have a burning desire to right the wrongs, restore balance to the universe, and keep the streets of Nashville safe.
Why is this case so special to you?
The Pretender has been running amuck for nearly a year, an omnipresent maliciousness in my life. But once he starts hurting those around me, that's it, all bets are off. I'm going to take him down myself, no matter what the cost.
What makes this case so hard to solve?
The fact that the Pretender has a cadre of his own apprentices committing murders across the country in the manner of the Son of Sam, the Boston Strangler and the Zodiac.
Who outside of the police department has helped you?
My fiancé Dr. John Baldwin, FBI Profiler extraordinaire, and Colleen Kick, a true crime blogger.
Has this case affected your personal life in any way?
It shifts my very core, making me do things I've promised never to do.
Thank you, Lt. Jackson for being with us today. We appreciate you dedicating your life to keeping the streets of Nashville safe. We wish you the best in catching the Pretender and his cadre.
J.T. Ellison is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Taylor Jackson series, with novels published in 21 countries. A former White House staffer, she moved to Nashville and began research on a passion: forensics and crime. She has worked extensively with the Metro Nashville Police, the FBI and various other law enforcement organizations to research her novels. Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and a poorly trained cat. Visit www.JTEllison.com or follow her on Twitter @Thrillerchick. So Close the Hand of Death (March, 2011) is the 6th book in the Taylor Jackson series, and the 7th novel JT has written. The books are available everywhere books are sold in mmpb, audio and digital.