Rick Reed retired from the Evansville Police Department where he was a Homicide Detective and Hostage Negotiator. Before that he was an Investigator for Circuit Court. After retirement he became an assistant professor of criminal justice.
His acclaimed book, BLOOD TRAIL, is the true account of serial killer, Joseph Weldon Brown that he captured in 2000. Rick is also the author of the Detective Jack Murphy thrillers, THE CRUELEST CUT, THE COLDEST FEAR, and THE DEEPEST WOUND (formerly Final Justice). The Cruelest Cut was #4 on the Amazon Bestseller List in 2010. The Cruelest Cut and The Coldest Fear have been published in Germany and Poland as paperback and ebooks. Kensington Publishing is continuing the Detective Jack Murphy series with two books to be released in 2016 and 2017.