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For most of his 26-year police career, Officer Bossman, “Boss,” has walked a foot beat on skid row, 12 square blocks of hell some cops call “a place forgotten by God and city hall.” Boss loves the down-and-outers on the row; he considers it his honor and his calling to protect them from the bloody violence that erupts every day on the rundown streets. 

Joining the PD right after fighting in WWII, Boss skated through the easy-going 1950s, barely survived the tumultuous 1960s, and now in the early 1970s, at a time when he is a true master of his realm, the ticking clock is moving him toward retirement as a new breed of cop with

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BOSS

The Omnibus Edition

​By Loren W. Christensen

BOSS

A SHORT STORY

By Loren W. Christensen

Officer Bossman, “Boss," a wounded World War II vet, has walked a beat in skid row for over 20 years, and he knows the people and the dark streets better than anyone. The regulars love him, and he loves them. But those who come into skid row to steal and hurt his people, quickly learn they made a big mistake. That's because there’s by-the-book policing and there’s Boss’s policing.

But times are changing; there’s a new breed 
of

cop on the horizon. They’re called The New Centurions, and Boss doesn’t like it.

"No one writes gritty as Christensen does."


"The author knows the mean streets because he's been there."


"Written by a veteran cop who lived it."

BOSS 2 

A SHORT STORY

By Loren W. Christensen

1974 Skid Row was a sorry place that God and city hall refused to acknowledge, a hellhole that only the cops barely kept under control. Boss had spent 23 years of his life and police career walking a beat there and doing his best to keep things reasonably copacetic. But was it time for him to retire? Had he had enough?

Boss was about to experience an eight-hour shift that would test all his accumulative skills. Will this night decide for him?

"Loren's characters are so real because, as it turns out, they were real."
"I love this series."
"Brought back memories."
"Christensen can write gritty street, violence, and humor, all in the same paragraph."
"The author writes from personal experience." your paragraph here.

cologne and hair gel waits to replace him. 

There’s the by-the-book way of policing, and there’s Boss’s way. His works, but the changing police department and the newly formed Internal Affairs Division don’t like his old-school methods. 

Things are about to turn ugly on skid row. No problem. Boss can handle it. 

Loren W. Christensen patrolled Portland, Oregon’s skid row in 1972 as a rookie and again from 1983 to 1988. Boss is a composite of the veteran officers who worked the row in the 70s, men who cared about the down-and-outers when no one else did. 

Some of the skid row characters in Boss are composites, while others are depicted as they were, though the names have been changed. 

Most of the incidents in the book are based on actual occurrences. 

"Loren's characters are so real because, as it turns out, they were real." 

"I love this series." 

"Christensen can write street grit, violence, and humor all in the same paragraph."


Pages: 257
Only $12.99

Books purchased at LWC Books are signed by the author. You can also purchase the short stories of Boss individually on Amazon as well as the Paperback omnibus edition.





Publisher: LWC Books

ASIN: B079V29RS5 

Only $2.99       Available on Amazon Kindle. You don't have to have a Kindle. Get the free app to read it on any device.

BOSS

The Omnibus Edition

​By Loren W. Christensen

BOSS

The Omnibus Edition

​By Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: LWC Books

ASIN: B07575F1MN

Only $2.99       Available on Amazon Kindle. You don't have to have a Kindle. Get the free app to read it on any device

BOSS

The Omnibus Edition

​By Loren W. Christensen

NOW ALL THREE SHORT STORIES

IN ONE BOOK

BOSS 3 A Short Story

By Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: LWC Books

ASIN: B079V29RS5 

Only $2.99       Available on Amazon Kindle. You don't have to have a Kindle. Get the free app to read it on any device

It's 1973, and Boss, a wounded World War 2 vet, and tough, old-school skid row cop, meets Fedora Hat, a brutal serial killer with an unusual weapon. Is Boss next?

"Loren's characters are so real because, as it turns out, they were real."

"I love this series. Waiting now for Boss 3."

"Brought back memories."

"Christensen can write gritty street, violence, and humor, all in the same paragraph."

"The author writes from personal experience."

NOW ALL THREE SHORT STORIES

IN ONE BOOK

NOW ALL THREE SHORT STORIES

IN ONE BOOK