Law Enforcement
City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
City of Light, City of Poison
Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
Paperback      ISBN: 0393355438
“An artful reconstruction ofseventeenth-century Paris with rivetingstorytelling.
The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
The Threat
How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250207576
The former deputy director of the FBI recounts his career; discusses how law enforcement battles terror threats, Russian crime, and attacks by the White House itself on the U.S. Constitution; and offers details of the events leading up to his firing by Donald Trump.
The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop
The Job
True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop
Paperback      ISBN: 1101872144
A retired NYPD lieutenant shares the most entertaining and engrossing true stories from his two decades on the beat, including when he mistook a dentist as an armed robbery suspect and a strange request made by the mother of a suspected criminal.
They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives
They Can't Kill Us All
The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 0316312495
"Electric...so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown a callus on his heart."--Dwight Garner, New York Times, "A Top Ten Book of 2016" "I'd recommend everyone to read this book because it's not just statistics, it's not just the information, but it's the connective tissue that shows the human story behind it." -- Trevor Noah, The Daily Show New York Times Editors' Choice One of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016 -- Publishers Weekly One of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016 -- Elle 11 Fall Books We Can't Wait to Read -- Seattle Times A best book of fall 2016 -- Boston Globe One of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's 20 Books to Watch, fall 2016 One of Vulture's "7 Books You Need to Read this November" A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it Conducting hundreds of interviews during the course of over one year reporting on the ground, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowery traveled from Ferguson, Missouri, to Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland; and then back to Ferguson to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today. In an effort to grasp the magnitude of the repose to Michael Brown's death and understand the scale of the problem police violence represents, Lowery speaks to Brown's family and the families of other victims other victims' families as well as local activists. By posing the question, "What does the loss of any one life mean to the rest of the nation?" Lowery examines the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs. Studded with moments of joy, and tragedy, They Can't Kill Us All offers a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, showing that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice. As Lowery brings vividly to life, the protests against police killings are also about the black community's long history on the receiving end of perceived and actual acts of injustice and discrimination. They Can't Kill Us All grapples with a persistent if also largely unexamined aspect of the otherwise transformative presidency of Barack Obama: the failure to deliver tangible security and opportunity to those Americans most in need of both.
The FBI Career Guide: Inside Information on Getting Chosen for And Succeeding in One of the Toughest Most Prestigious Jobs in the World
The FBI Career Guide
Inside Information on Getting Chosen for And Succeeding in One of the Toughest Most Prestigious Jobs in the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0814473172
In the three years following 9/11/01, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired 2,200 new special agents---out of 150,000 applicants. Bureau veteran Joe Koletar
The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century
The Brothers Bulger
How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century
Paperback      ISBN: 1455579769
Provides a portrait of Boston's infamous Bulger brothers--Whitey, the city's most feared mobster and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, and Billy, a political power in the Massachusetts state senate.
Confidential Source Ninety-Six: The Making of America's Preeminent Confidential Informant
Confidential Source Ninety-Six
The Making of America's Preeminent Confidential Informant
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0316315370
In THE CALLING, C. S. 96 recounts the harrowing life he's lead as the most successful confidential informant in the history of U.S. law enforcement. A onetime mastermind narcotics distributor, C.S. 96 first saw the tragedies caused by the drug trade with his own eyes as he got to know the women involved with his business partner and the children that they raised. By the time C.S. 96 was arrested in a drug bust, he had made up his mind to get out of the business for good. Rather than beat the charges as his lawyer advised him to, he would confess, flip sides, and work for the federal government. He has spent the two decades since working for a web of federal agencies, leveraging inside information and connections gained while living his own criminal past to launch audacious operations that no other undercover agent would dream of. While projecting the swagger of a druglord, C.S. 96 get inside the minds of the gang and cartel leaders he goes toe to toe with. He becomes an actor risking everything to perform every night--one minor slip in his character and C.S. 96 and his family may disappear forever. And when leaders of Mexico's Sinalao Cartel that he was trying to ensnare tracked down C.S. 96's home and visited his wife and children there unannounced, he was forced to unroot them and confront the unthinkable dangers that he brought into their lives. Unfolding in Southern California mansions, makeshift DEA trailers set up in the middle of the Redwoods, and the anonymous fast food parking lots where kilograms of cocaine and heroin changed hands, THE CALLING is the epic saga of one man's quest to redeem himself in the eyes of his family and a thrilling, intimate look at the law enforcement battle that rages on beneath our noses.
Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero
Eliot Ness
The Rise and Fall of an American Hero
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670025887
A portrait of the legendary leader of the Untouchables traces his years after his famous confrontation with Al Capone, documenting his efforts to end corruption in Cleveland and his achievements throughout the Torso Murderer case.
The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed
The Internet Police
How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed
Paperback      ISBN: 0393349454
A veteran reporter describes how authorities in Australia, Belgum, Ukraine and the United States combined forces to respond to a child pornography ring as well as how other criminal sting operations have been policed and patrolled online. Reprint.
Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Rough-and-Tumble Career of James McParland, America's Sherlock Holmes
Pinkerton's Great Detective
The Rough-and-Tumble Career of James McParland, America's Sherlock Holmes
Paperback      ISBN: 0143126075
The story of the legendary Pinkerton detective who took down the Molly Maguires and the Wild Bunch The operatives of the Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency were renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation, none more so than James McParland. So thrilling were McParland’s cases that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle included the cunning detective in a story along with Sherlock Holmes. Riffenburgh digs deep into the recently released Pinkerton archives to present the first biography of McParland and the agency’s cloak-and-dagger methods. Both action packed and meticulously researched, Pinkerton’s Great Detective brings readers along on McParland’s most challenging cases: from young McParland’s infiltration of the murderous Molly Maguires gang in the case that launched his career to his hunt for the notorious Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch to his controversial investigation of the Western Federation of Mines in the assassination of Idaho’s former governor. Filled with outlaws and criminals, detectives and lawmen, Pinkerton’s Great Detective shines a light upon the celebrated secretive agency and its premier sleuth.