A True Story of Lies, Betrayal, Deceit and One Police Detectives Nearly Deadly Abuse of Power
When local authorities come to Charley at his job at Lowry AFB Police Headquarters and request his assistance in locating two missing females, Charley immediately agrees to offer his assistance. Little did he know at the time that a rogue, newly promoted detective, would make him a subject of the investigation. He learns of this new development when a stranger comes knocking at his door at 11:00 pm that very same night, asking about the missing girls and informing Charley that he, the stranger, had met them at Red Park that morning and was told they would be having a big party at Charley’s apartment that night. Suspicious of this man, Tom, Charley’s friend and roommate, goes to a neighbors apartment to call the police. Charley, in his attempt to keep the stranger there until police arrive invites the stranger in for a beer. The man then runs from the apartment stating he wasn’t going into get assaulted. Charley and Tom soon follow in an attempt to identify this man or learn any information they could to relay to the police upon their arrival. It is then that from an alley across the street the stranger opens fire on Charley, shooting at him twice, the second shot missing the back of his head my a fraction of an inch. Fleeing for his life, Charley finds refuge in a neighbors home from where he calls for help and awaits the arrival of the police. Upon the arrival of the police he is returned to his apartment where the man who had shot at him arrests and jails him, accusing Charley of assaulting him, the stranger, with a gun. You will go along with Charley as he experiences this nightmare and fights to prove his innocence and unravel the lies to reveal the truth all from the confines of a 10 X 12 cell. The book contains the actual police reports filed by every officer involved in the now far reaching investigation, the actual witness’s statements to the carnage and the ever changing statements and reports filed by the rogue detective as he tries, through lies and false reports he files, to protect himself from the consequences of his illegal actions, even if it means destroying the life of an innocent man. As you read the book you will feel as though you are a part of Charley’s fight for justice, a part of the police officer’s investigation as they seek the truth and look into the mind of a police detective willing to destroy two lives to avoid his own justice. Here is what some of those that have read Nightmare in Aurora say about their experience in reading it:Customer Reviews
Nightmare in Aurora: A Battle of Truth to Power
4.8 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!!, October 8, 2013
As the author is telling his story in the first person, you can feel and relive this nightmare he had to endure for 40 years. The lies and corruption this author had to face, and the truth finally, that was able to free him. It’s about the choices he had to make, and the things that still haunt him to this day. I highly recommend this book!
5.0 out of 5 stars great read, November 13 A real page turner! I couldn’t wait to turn the page to find out what happens next. And to make it even more interesting, it is based on a true story, based on actual police reports!
Scary to think your friend is a true friend and find out differently.
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding!, October 21, 2013 This book captures the reader instantly & takes you on one man’s personal journey into the world of crime and corruption of power by authorities. It is one man’s personal battle for truth against a system within which an innocent individual’s civil rights can be violated by an authority figure who doesn’t follow the rules and tries to save his career by manipulation of the facts to exonerate his error in judgment. I, literally, couldn’t put this book down until I’d finished it!
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Five Star Review on Amazon By jackson Straub
This book captures the reader instantly & takes you on one man’s personal journey into the world of crime and corruption of power by authorities. It is one man’s personal battle for truth against a system within which an innocent individual’s civil rights can be violated by an authority figure who doesn’t follow the rules and tries to save his career by manipulation of the facts to exonerate his error in judgement. I, literally, couldn’t put this book down until I’d finished it!
About the Author
William Pfirrman, born in 1953 in Newark, New Jersey. Grew up in the small town of South Bound Brook, New Jersey. A Vietnam era veteran, Bill, as he is referred to, joined the U.S. Air Force in 1970, where he served as a Law Enforcement specialist, aka, police officer. Upon his discharge from the Air Force, Bill went on to explore many different career opportunities, including Director of Public Safety at the primary teaching hospital of a state university, which allowed him to, at the time, be the youngest member of the International Chiefs of Police Association. He also once owned a restaurant in southern New Jersey in the small town of Mystic Island before relocating to Arizona. Nightmare in Aurora is Bill’s first attempt at writing and tells the true story of a terrifying experience he endured while living in Aurora, Colo..
Shot at twice and jailed for a crime he did not commit, Bill had to battle the powers of a big city police department against one of their own.