During his law enforcement career, “Deputy Dave” Putnam worked primarily in California on teams for Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Narcotics (street level and majors), Violent Crimes, Criminal Intelligence, Internal Affairs and the Detective Bureau.

He rounded out his law enforcement career with a few years in the Hawaiian Islands as a Special Agent–part of a real-life “Hawaii-50” team.

He’s now retired from law enforcement and spends his time growing organic California avocados and writing, with his wife Mary and their three dogs.


2 thoughts on “Bio & Video

  1. Bruno is becoming one of my favorite characters in the genre. He’s a hybrid cross between Alex Cross and Charlie Hood. He’s more compassionate than Cross due to what he does and he’s a freelancer and not bound by any authority due to his past like Hood. I hope Mr. Putnam keeps cranking them out and then Bruno Johnson will be a literary character right up there along Reacher, Cross, Hood, and Joe Pike.


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