From Publishers Weekly
Investigative reporter Whitlock (MediScams) switches from his usual subject of crime to crime-busting as he "honors and celebrates members of the law enforcement community who have distinguished themselves and their departments by acting in a courageous manner under extraordinary circumstances." Along with a chapter on police dogs, he recounts the stories of more than 100 officers from two dozen cities. Interwoven throughout is informative background material on techniques employed by various law enforcement organizations. With much material to choose from, Whitlock has selected diverse incidents-a kidnapping, an escalating riot, a child hostage situation, armed robbery, high-speed pursuits, rescues, firefights and burglaries-and captures the action with effective, fast-paced writing punctuated with fascinating facts illuminating little-known aspects of police procedures. Whitlock offers vivid descriptive details on everything from SWAT team gear to a Shreveport bicycle patrol. This book includes a chapter on more than 60 WTC heroes, but the abbreviated profiles seem thin compared to the potent preceding chapters. Nevertheless, those profiles should add to the appeal of this tribute. 85 b&w photos not seen by PW.
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"Snapshots of cops in action. These stories are invariably gripping."--Kirkus
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"Whitlock offers vivid descriptive details."--Publishers Weekly
"Solid, highly readable, often chilling."--Statesman Journal (Salem, OR)