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Bestselling Crime Author Dallas Barnes is Back

Bestselling Crime Author Dallas Barnes is Back CopWorld Press ( announces the release of "A Man in Heat" (CopWorld Press, $14.95, paperback), a taught police thriller written by Dallas Barnes, a former LAPD Homicide detective, and author of six bestselling novels including "City of Passion" and "Deadly Justice." His novels have been published in seven countries and "A Man in Heat" is his seventh novel.

A novelist and screenwriter, Barnes has written nearly two hundred hours of prime-time drama for several TV shows including Hunter, T.J. Hooker, Vega$, Baretta, Kojak and others. His writings have been nominated for Emmy's as well as the famed Edgar Alan Poe Award, an Image Award and the Humanitas Prize.

"A Man in Heat" tells the story of Jake Prescott, a respected LA copuntil the day he empties his Glock into his wife's killer in a detective squad room. A trial board quickly turns him into an ex-cop with nowhere to hide. Las Vegas offers him refuge until the shadow of another murder hangs over him. April Winters, a hauntingly attractive Las Vegas homicide detective, draws a thin line between fact and fantasy, as she pieces together a bloody multi-murderwith Jake as a prime suspect.

"Reminiscent of the golden age of crime writing, Dallas Barnes hits the mark," says David Putman, best-selling author of "The Innocents."

Paul Bishop, a 35-year Los Angeles Police Department veteran and author of "Lie Catchers" says that Barnes's new novel "…heralds the triumphant return of the King of Cop-Writers as it rips away the badge to expose the violent emotional cost of being a cop."

CopWorld Press ( is an independent publishing company specializing in true crime, mystery fiction, police procedurals, personal memoirs and other genres dealing with cops, crime and/or the day-to-day experiences of law enforcement professionals. Owner/publisher/T.B. Smith is a retired San Diego police officer and the author of two police procedural novels, "The Sticking Place" and "A Fellow of Infinite Jest," both of which feature a Shakespeare quoting cop named Luke Jones.

"A Man in Heat" is available direct from the publisher at or wherever fine books are sold.

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