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Hello again to my gentle readers. Gumshoe is with you as we all find our own way through our present quarantined lives of “quiet desperation” (to borrow a thought from Henry David Thoreau).

I have found myself decimating my stack of “books to read” at a fast pace as I eagerly await my next shipment of new reading foddering en route from Amazon.   My recent reading list has included:

Graham Green’s, “ The Power and the Glory”; Eric Metaxa’s, “Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” along with his book “Amazing Grace” about William Wilberforce; E. B. Sledge’s, “With the Old Breed”; John M. Barry’s, “The Great Influenza”; a few “Krav Maga” books (just for fun and exercise) by David Kahn.

I highly recommend all of these books that inspired me to learn about individuals who faced personal challenges and sacrifices during “the times that try men’s souls” (to borrow from my fellow patriot Thomas Paine).

Note:  The Krav Maga books satisfy my reptilian brain to search & destroy evildoers.  My garage kick-bag has paid the price!

Just some suggested random reads, my friends.  Remember to love the ones who love you and even to love the ones who don’t.

Danny Pitocco
Danny Pitocco
RETIRED (as a Detective with the Snohomish County Sherriff’s Department, Washington State), Danny has over forty years of law enforcement experience across city, county, state and federal levels of government, including service as a Special Agent for the DEA, US Department of Justice. He’s a decorated law enforcement veteran, and recipient of the "Detective of the Year" award for Snohomish County, Danny is a certified composite artist and has testified as an expert witness in the field of narcotics and modus operandi of particular crimes in state and federal courts in California, and has given testimony before federal grand juries. Danny served four years of active duty in the US Marine Corps and loves Jesus as his personal savior.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you Danny. I read, or should I say I listened to Eric Metaxa’s Bonhoeffer. It was superb. I had never heard of this remarkable man who could have stayed in the United but made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat evil. Everyone should learn about what he did. I had a client long ago who was learning Krav Maga. The Israelis know what they are doing.💖

  2. Thank you so much for this list Danny.. I will screen shot and add it to my list… I’m the worst at keeping up These days, but that’s ok. I like a Personal referral over an advertisement any day. It helps to have a goto list when the time comes.
    I don’t know why but I just thought of a book.. maybe I’m meant to mention it too you.. “ A hundred years of solitude” Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It is profound indeed.
    Happy Friday to you and have a blessed Easter! Paula

  3. This is a timely, uplifting and goal oriented article dear Danny, one that hopefully will give many who are readers a new subject to focus on that will increase their knowledge and inject greater Wisdom into their every day life.

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