Police officers risk their lives every day to protect and serve our homes, families and communities. Here is “a notable collection of heartfelt stories from the front line told with honesty and compassion” (Kirkus).
These men and women are our eyes. Our ears. Our protectors. Those who wear a badge, doing their best to help people.
These cops serve their communities. They serve their country. They’re in the business of saving lives—even at the risk of their own.
These patrol officers and K9 handlers, sheriffs and detectives, reveal what it’s really like to wear the uniform, to carry the weight of the responsibility they’ve been given.
This is a calling. This is the job.
“Walk the Blue Line is the book that the law-enforcement community has been waiting for. These stories showcase the courage, the hurt, the anger and the joy that can be found in every officer’s DNA—and above all, their commitment to making difficult situations a little bit better." —Jim Pasco, Executive Director, National Fraternal Order of Police
About the Author
James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. He lives in Florida with his family.
Matt Eversmann retired from the Army after twenty years of service. His first book with James Patterson was Walk in My Combat Boots.
Chris Mooney is the international bestselling author of fourteen thrillers. The Mystery Writers of America nominated Remembering Sarah for an Edgar Award. He teaches creative writing at Harvard.
“Keen insights into the men and women behind the police sirens. For anyone who has ever wondered what these officers see, how they feel, and why they do it, Walk the Blue Line has the answers. This book will make you think...and it will make you listen.”—Raymond W. Kelly, Former New York City Police Commissioner; Chief Executive Officer, Guardian Group
“An unvarnished collection of true stories about the challenges ingrained in the policing profession. James Patterson’s Walk the Blue Line makes you feel like you are literally on the street with these officers as they open up about the most difficult days of their policing careers. This is a must-read.”—Chief Terrence M. Cunningham, (Ret.), Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer International Association of Chiefs of Police
“Walk the Blue Line is the book that the law-enforcement community has been waiting for.These stories showcase the courage, the hurt, the anger and the joy that can be found in every officer’s DNA.” —Jim Pasco, Executive Director, National Fraternal Order of Police