Ron Ketchum saw his share of the dark side of life as a cop in Los Angeles. Then he left L.A. to become the chief of police in the Sierra Nevada resort town of Goldstrike.
Books in the series [in order]:
#1 — Nailed 
#2 — Defiled 
#3 — Impaled 
Also available in a 3-novel package —
The Ron Ketchum Mysteries