The “Capitol Corridor” is the name of the Amtrak passenger train route between California’s capital, Sacramento, and San Jose, the state’s first capital upon admission to the Union in 1850. The scenery between these two areas highlights vastly different land uses; examples include an industrialized shoreline covered with a forest of petroleum refineries, urban areas transitioning from industrial to residential use, and a wildlife refuge disturbed only by the passage of freight trains. The Capitol Corridor is now an integral part of the transportation scene in Northern California. Since 1991, its equipment and infrastructure have evolved to keep pace with technology as well as the area’s dynamic economic and social environment.
The author is retired DEA Intelligence Research Specialist Matthew G. Vurek, a past president of the Central Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.
The latest release from JEBWizard Publishing, The Flight of the Westwind by Russ Protentis. Russ takes you inside the investigations of some of the largest cocaine cartels in the world giving the reader a unique perspective of the frustrations, dangers,
My short story, The Interrogation, is available on Amazon’s Kindle Store for $1.99 and free on Kindle Unlimited. If you enjoy it, I’d appreciate a good review. Hillsborough County Deputy Sheriff Alec Barnes begins his first day as a narcotics
I’m excited to announce my book contract with Black Rose Writing. I’m honored to write for this excellent publishing house and join their impressive stable of authors. My debut thriller, “Furious,” will launch on May 20, 2021. Trapped on a
John Seaman asked to share the below: Gary Baldocchi who was the former RAC in San Jose and retired in the mid 2000s from DEA has written a spy action novel with a DEA theme that just won the The
Adelaide Literary Magazine By Jeffrey James Higgins Published November 2018 I wrote My Grandfather’s Eyes many years ago, after the death of my grandfather. It was chosen as a finalist for the best essay of 2018 and published
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Eric Norway’s Dark Canyons is the story of two young Border Patrol Agents, Sergio Duran and Tom Harding. Sergio and Tom meet in the Border Patrol academy and quickly become best friends. Both had a rough upbringing and suffered personal loss, and while both have secret reasons for joining the Border Patrol, one’s intent is sinister. The two become inseparable through shared experiences of Border Patrol tradition, adventure, frustration, and danger. Sergio settles into the Border Patrol with his young family. Tom’s life, and that of his girlfriend Liz, spin out of control with drug use and growing conflict with influences from his childhood. Sergio and Tom unwittingly and unwillingly find themselves pitted against the other in the gritty dark canyons south of San Diego, in a scenario where there is no winner, and the loser faces prison or death.
Barry Meier, author of Missing Man, asked to share the below: An ex-FBI agent turned CIA consultant disappears in Iran…The spy agency abandons him…Arms dealers and criminals join the manhunt…Then, a hostage video appears. It may sound like fiction. But
Submitted by David G. Wilson on August 17, 2015 – 1:18pm Below is a list of books recently published that I think would be of interest to the membership. They are written by members of the AFFNA family and they