Although born and raised in San Francisco, California, Samuel E. Stone’s law enforcement career was in the State of Washington. He is a retired police sergeant who served twenty-five years in Law Enforcement. He worked in patrol and detectives, and received numerous commendations throughout his career; including 1982 Police Officer of the Year. As a detective, he worked two deep undercover assignments. In his first deep cover assignment he infiltrated an organized crime group and brought down a topless club empire involved in the distribution of drugs and other criminal activities. The second tour involved him portraying a burned-out Vietnam veteran who owned and operated a surplus store. That operation resulted in 336 drug-related arrests and the seizure of numerous fully automatic weapons.
Using his vast law enforcement experience, Stone shares his experience and expertise with his readers in an action pack and entertaining manner in his writings. His “Sarge” trilogy – Shades, Crush and Downfall come from Stone’s own experiences. Shades introduces the reader to the challenges facing a police officer working deep undercover. In the novel, the character becomes caught up in the deceit and betrayal of the drug world, and his own department as he faces the uncertainty of his survival and whether he'll ever be able to come back after crossing over to the dark side. In the second novel, Crush, the reader experiences the trials and tribulations of a group of police officers who setup and run a military surplus store as an undercover sting operation. Finally, in Downfall, the reader explores one man's struggle of survival against all odds from the system which he devoted his life to defend.
Stone’s other works include “The Fiction Writer’s Bible,” “Blink” and “Attributes of Tranquility.”