The Shenandoah Reports
Private Investigator working the Charlottesville Area
“I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun.” – John Killian
A coarsely handsome, solidly built man of sinister looks, Killian is the kind of detective that hails back to an era of pulp novels. A former Navy SEAL in Vietnam, he has struggled to adapt to a life not filled with violence and bloodshed. His apparent need to serve others led him to a career as a police officer, eventually through merit of his efficiency even when put up against complaints against his procedures elevated him to detective. His methods came under intense scrutiny, however, when he led a raid against a drug dealer’s den. Though successful in recovering almost 1B in drugs and illicit funds, the body count along with the negative publicity associated with such a large criminal endeavor operating openly for so long meant that someone needed to take the fall.
Now armed with a total contempt for the legal system, seeing it as nothing more than an impediment to justice, the one virtue he holds in absolute esteem, Killian moved to the east coast, eventually settling in the Charlottesville area. Killian nevertheless has a strong respect for the majority of police, realising they have a difficult job and their hands are frequently tied by the law when trying to stop criminals, and he and the local police have settled into a sort of detente, as he’s actually very good at what he does.