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Charlie Hardwick loves being a police officer. He has a great partner, a solid record, a beautiful girlfriend, and everything is looking up.

With one horrifying, bloody discovery, that’s all going to change.

Charlie’s path in life is about to take a sharp turn for the worse, and there’s nothing he can do about it.

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Tom Meitner has artfully captured the daily struggles of a veteran law enforcement officer as he tries to find truth and honor in a world fraught with deceit and treachery. This series is an excellent adventure for the avid reader of crime fiction. As a former major crimes detective I know from first hand experience this is a very plausible tale. Don’t pass this series by or you will miss the excitement of traveling with this haggard detective as he unravels the truth.

– Dan S., Former Major Crimes Detective


He sends killers to prison. Not too long ago, he was one of them.

Charlie Hardwick just got out of prison for murdering his partner – because he never did it. With a new lease on life, Charlie could do whatever he wanted again. But when offered a multimillion-dollar settlement, he turned it down… to return to the police force.

Now a detective, Charlie solves murders every day – from sadistic serial killers taunting the police with photographs to local politicians sacrificed for their own rhetoric. Yet he’s obsessed with his partner’s death. Who really did it? Who framed him for it? And why?

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About Tom

Tom Meitner (me) is a father and husband who lives in Wisconsin. 

They say if you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself. A lot of fiction today doesn’t speak to me – they’re well written and have plenty of fans, so other authors are certainly doing it right. But me? I want something simple. I want something I can consume on my schedule. I want to be able to commit to a story, but have a clear point to break off when I have to get back to my real life.

So that’s how I write. My fiction books – including my current series, Charlie Hardwick – are arranged like episodes of an ongoing television show.

You can commit to the full series and keep on reading, or you can find a spot to take a break. It’s reading on your schedule, with stories that move forward. I write the stories I would want to read. I hope you want to read them, too.


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Your Free Book is Waiting…

Charlie Hardwick loves being a police officer. He has a great partner, a solid record, a beautiful girlfriend, and everything is looking up.

With one horrifying, bloody discovery, that’s all going to change.

Charlie’s path in life is about to take a sharp turn for the worse, and there’s nothing he can do about it.

Click the button below to start the Charlie Hardwick saga for FREE.