A Woman of Valor

A Woman of Valor

by Gary Corbin


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Rookie cop Valorie Dawes fights racism and sexism in her hometown police department as she pursues a savage sex offender - and confronts her own #metoo past.

For Valorie Dawes, #metoo means it's time to #fightback.

Rookie policewoman Valorie Dawes has a mission: take men like Richard Harkins, a serial child molester, off the streets of her small hometown of Clayton, CT-for good. Things start off well as Val's trusted senior partner and mentor, Gil, shows her the ropes and helps her survive the nastiness they encounter on the streets-and in the chauvinistic office politics at the precinct.

Despite Gil's support, Val becomes increasingly isolated within the department and vilified in the public eye as reckless and incompetent. In response, she devotes all of her time and energy to chasing Harkins, but he proves to be both elusive and cruel, continuing to victimize young girls and pressing his threats closer and closer to Val's own inner circle.

Can Valorie overcome the trauma she suffered as a child and stop Harkins from hurting others like her-or will her bottled-up anger lead her to take reckless risks that put the people she loves in greater danger?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997496796
Publisher: Gary Corbin Writing/Double Diamond Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2019
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Gary Corbin is a writer, editor, and playwright in Camas, WA, a suburb of Portland, OR.

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In his eighth and latest release, In Search of Valor, released in March 2020, Valorie Dawes (from A Woman of Valor) battles an international kidnapping ring, who took her friend's daughter. Now they know Val is helping her--and they'll stop at nothing to eliminate her as a threat.

Gary's plays have enjoyed critical acclaim and have enjoyed several productions in regional and community theaters. His writer's reference, Write Better Right Now: A Dozen Mistakes Good Writers Make-And How to Fix Them, is available exclusively on Kindle.

Gary is a member of the Willamette Writers Group, Northwest Editors Guild, 9 Bridges Writers Group, PDX Playwrights, the Portland Area Theater Alliance, and the Bar Noir Writers Workshop, and participates in workshops and conferences in the Portland, Oregon area.

A homebrewer and coffee roaster, Gary loves to ski, cook, and watch his beloved Red Sox and Patriots. He hopes to someday train his dogs to obey. And when that doesn't work, he escapes to the Oregon coast with his sweetheart.

Author's website: http://garycorbinwriting.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garycorbin1
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/garycorbin

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