Miriam switched the channel to a classical
station. She hated the Heavy Metal music phenomenon. It was so negative
to hear about death and destruction. Punk and Slash groups like the Dead
Kennedys, Sex Pistols and even Skinhead Nazi groups like Der Deutschland,
made her wonder why young people had such a great appetite for nihilism.
Her job was filled with suicide, racism and gangsterism, so why did she
have to listen to it on the radio? She had had enough of doom and gloom
in her childhood experiences. Just watching her father, Isaac, drink himself
to death was enough to make any kid turn against adulthood. But it was
Isaac's love of law and order--he was a chief in the Navy--that had given
Miriam her inspiration to become a police officer. Isaac was paralyzed
protecting his house from an intruder, and was rewarded for his heroism
when his wife left him because he could no longer satisfy her sexually.
After taking a degree at UCLA and getting through police training in San
Diego, Miriam had entered police work.
What the hell is that!