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Chuck Klein's book "The Badge: Stories and Tales From Both Sides of the Law" is a Great Read!
on March 23, 2013
As a former police reporter for a large metropolitan daily newspaper, I've read dozens of books by current and former law enforcement officials. A handful of these have been great, some mediocure and most tedious reads.
Chuck Klein's "The Badge: Stories and Tales From Both Sides of the Law" is in the first category. It is a swell read. I could not put it down. I've loaned it to several friends who feel likewise.
Klein's book is a fascinating, honest look at police work. I should know. I've covered countless crimes in my newspaper career. Many of these crimes were of the unusual,unique or "odd-ball" type, and Klein must have been reading my mind when he wrote his book because it is chock-full of these types of stories that jump off the page for their excitement and originality.
Klein obviously knows his stuff, and by that I mean he provides his readers with realism few other authors can. A former police officer in rural and suburban Ohio where he often was the only cop at the scene, he had to use his wits, training, ingenuity and, at times, even humor when confronted with dangerous characters and scary scenarios.
Most of Klein's stories relate to his personal, true experiences in the field as a lawman. A few others are fictitious but are based on real-life situations he faced during his law enforcement career. They're all page-turners, and I am sure other readers of this book will agree with me that it is laden with remarkable and sometimes hair-raising tales that will be long-remembered. I urge you to buy "The Badge." You won't be disappointed. David C. Henley, Newport Beach, California