No Higher Calling, No Greater Responsibility and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$7.46
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Fast shipping from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $35. Overnight, 2 day and International shipping available! Excellent Customer Service.. May not include supplements such as CD, access code or DVD.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

No Higher Calling, No Greater Responsibility: A Prosecutor Makes His Case Hardcover – June 2, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1555916626 ISBN-10: 1555916627

Used
Price: $7.46
12 New from $8.23 19 Used from $0.01
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$8.23 $0.01
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing (June 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555916627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555916626
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 0.6 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,221,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

No Higher Calling is a book that prosecutors should read: the rest of us should read it to become better-versed in the issues faced by our prosecutors at every level. Suthers' experience at the local, state, and federal prosecution levels qualify him to dispense advice that can help prosecutors (particularly a relatively-inexperienced prosecutor) understand what the job should really be about. Suthers is determinded to do justice and explains the difficult decisions that can be involved in determining what justice means in a particular case. --The Houston Lawyer, February 2009

"Suthers, a former prosecutor who authored the book "No Higher Calling, No Greater Responsibility," could be one of the most talented and passionate lawmen in the country." -- Colorado Springs Gazette

About the Author

John W. Suthers has spent his 30-year legal career in the U.S. justice system, serving as an elected district attorney, a presidentially appointed U.S. attorney, and as Colorado's attorney general. He also ran Colorado's correctional system from 1999 until 2001.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
More a recollection of the author's experiences in various state and federal prosecutor positions than tips and advise for prosecutors serving in the trenches. Still an interesting read and reminder of the high ethical duties of a prosecutor.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Patrick R. Scanlon on January 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
As a lay person I found the observations, perspectives and policy recommendations in Suthers' book to be highly intelligent, interesting and provocative. His public career as a district attorney, chief administrator of the Colorado prison system, U.S. Attorney and state attorney general provide him powerful and unique understandings of the criminal justice system and its operation. His recommendations for changes to this system are based on his diverse and practical experience, and they should be considered seriously by all who affect criminal justice policy. On top of it all, Mr. Suthers' writing style makes this book an easy, quick read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Harris on April 7, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is an excellent book by one of Colorado's most dedicated crime fighters. Throughout the book Mr. Suthers uses many examples and stories from his personal involvement in fighting some of Colorado's most infamous cases to illustrate his points. While some of his stories are sad and even shocking, others have a humorous side. On each page Mr. Suthers' dedication to fighting crime and his conviction that public safety is government's most important responsibility resonates clear.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simpleton on June 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover
As in this book, the author's moral agenda is rooted in his religious beliefs and not in following the law. While he condemns the actions of Boulder County in issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples after the 10th Circuit's statement that anti-gay marriage amendments/laws are in fact unconstitutional, what has he done about the number of sheriffs in his state who refuse to enforce gun control LAWS that were lawfully enacted by the state legislature? He has done nothing. There is no condemnation of lawbreakers if they are breaking laws that this Republican attorney general doesn't like. But if he disagrees with the rulings of the judicial branch or legislative branch, oh well. Guess we don't have to follow those laws.

If this is the kind of calling this man has, if this exemplifies his behavior as a "prosecutor" then his higher calling is political, not true justice, and his responsibility is not to the people, but to his sense of right/wrong regardless of the law.

(Bought this title for a nickel at a garage sale - apparently the original owner didn't think highly of the book either)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.