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Author of the award-winning crime thriller - Chickenhawk

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Arnaldo Lopez Jr. was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY., but now resides in the borough of Queens.  Before retiring, Arnaldo Lopez Jr had been employed by the MTA for twenty-eight years and, before that, he was employed as a dispatcher with the NYPD.   Mr. Lopez is also a speaker and trainer, speaking on subjects as diverse as terrorism and customer service.   He created the civilian counter-terrorism training program currently in use by New York City Transit and many other major public transportation agencies around the country. 

As well as writing, Mr. Lopez is an artist and photographer, having sold several of his works over the years.   As a writer he’s sold articles to Railway Age magazine, The Daily News magazine, Homeland Defense Journal, and Reptile & Amphibian magazine; scripts to Little Archie and Personality Comics; and short stories to Neo-Opsis magazine, Lost Souls e-zine, Nth Online magazine, Blood Moon magazine, Feed Your Monster e-zine, Fangs and Broken Bones horror anthology, Swallowed by the Beast horror anthology, Trembling with Fear horror anthology, Monsters Attack horror anthology, After the Undead Wars zombie anthology, and the “A reflection of Me”: An AAMBC Anthology.   Mr. Lopez is the recipient of the Emmett Cribbs award for short fiction.  He was also editor of Offworld, a small science fiction magazine that was once chosen as a "Best Bet" by Sci-Fi television.   His first novel, Chickenhawk, is the winner of two International Latino Book awards.


Arnaldo Lopez feels that the writers that have influenced him the most are - in no particular order - Lawrence Sanders, Ernest Hemmingway, Robert E. Howard, Harry Turtledove, Isaac Asimov, Dean Koontz, James Patterson and Stephen King.

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Cover of the novel Chickenhawk


Winner - Drama Category

Latino Books to Movie Award!

Winner - Adventure/Suspense Category

International Latino Books Award!

New York City’s mean streets have become a killing field and two homicide detectives hunt the crazed killer that’s targeting young, male, Hispanic prostitutes. Things get complicated when politics and a crooked private investigator enter the fray. Eddie Ramos and his partner, Tommy Cucitti, are detectives in the elite squad known as Manhattan North Homicide. Eddie’s an old-fashioned kind of cop; heck, Eddie’s an old cop period, and he’s put to the test when young men and boys start winding up dead all over his town, young men and boys that share a common source of livelihood…they’re all prostitutes. Eddie Ramos doesn’t like cell phones or computers; he trusts paperwork, procedure, and his instincts. He’s been married to his childhood sweetheart for thirty years, he’s a family man, a church-going Catholic, and he still carries the same 5-shot revolver they gave him when he graduated from the academy. Tommy Cucitti is younger, brasher, more of a hothead and usually in trouble. He knows computers and always carries his cell phone. He’s single and lives with his street-wise, hotheaded Armenian girlfriend; Daphne. Tommy and Eddie are two different kinds of men that are the same kind of cop; dedicated, hardworking and resourceful. They’re after a serial killer that manages to stay below their radar while the body count keeps climbing in a city that’s turning into a powder keg. 


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Email:  arnaldolopezjr@juno.com

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