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Ghost: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent
McGowan, Michael R.
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $28.99

The explosive memoir of an FBI field operative who has worked more undercover cases than anyone in history.Within FBI field operative circles, groups of people known as “Special” by their titles alone, Michael R. McGowan is an outlier. 10% of FBI Special Agents are trained and certified to work u...


Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation
Ricca, Brad
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $16.99

This is the shocking and amazing true story of the first female U.S. District Attorney and traveling detective who found missing 18-year-old Ruth Cruger when the entire NYPD had given up.Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the lawyer, detective, and first woman U.S. Distr...


Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
Noesner, Gary
(Paperback)

71% off list price of $17.00

In Stalling for Time, the FBI’s chief hostage negotiator takes readers on a harrowing tour through many of the most famous hostage crises in the history of the modern FBI, including the siege at Waco, the Montana Freemen standoff, and the D.C. sniper attacks. Having helped develop the FBI’s nonvi...


Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
Stallworth, Ron
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $17.99

When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with...


Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
Stallworth, Ron
(Paperback)

75% off list price of $17.99

When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with...


The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death
Bateson, John
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $18.00

Marin County, California is a study in contradictions. Its natural beauty attracts celebrity residents and thousands of visitors every year, yet the county also is home to San Quentin Prison, one of the oldest and largest penitentiaries in the United States. Marin ranks in the top one percent of ...


The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death
Bateson, John
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $27.00

In the vein of Dr. Judy Melinek’s Working Stiff, an account of the hair-raising and heartbreaking cases handled by the coroner of Marin County, California throughout his four decades on the job - from high-profile deaths to serial killers, to Golden Gate Bridge suicides.


Street Warrior: The True Story of the NYPD's Most Decorated Detective and the Era That Created Him
Friedman, Ralph
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $17.99

2,000 arrests. 100 off-duty arrests. 6,000 assists. 15 shootings. 8 shots. 4 kills. These are not the performance statistics of an entire NYPD unit. They are the record that makes Detective 2nd Grade Ralph Friedman a legend.Friedman was arguably the toughest cop ever to wear the shield and was th...


Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man
Pegues, Corey
(Paperback)

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As a youth, Corey Pegues was a criminal. As an adult, he became a high-ranking police officer.In this fascinating look at life on both sides of the law, Corey Pegues opens up about why he joined the New York Police Department after years as a drug dealer. Pegues speaks honestly about the poor cho...


The Price of Illusion
Buck, Joan Juliet
(Paperback)

71% off list price of $17.00

In a book as rich and dramatic as the life she’s led, Joan Juliet Buck takes us into the splendid illusions of film, fashion, and fame to reveal, in stunning, sensual prose, the truth behind the artifice.The only child of a volatile movie producer betrayed by his dreams, she became a magazine jou...


Baseball Cop
Dominguez, Eddie
(Hardcover)

72% off list price of $28.00

Exposing trafficking, theft, fraud, and gambling in the major leagues, a founding member of the MLB's Department of Investigations reveals a news-breaking true story of power and corruption.In the wake of 2005's sometimes contentious, sometimes comical congressional hearings on performance-enhanc...


Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
Stallworth, Ron
(Pocket Books)

67% off list price of $9.99

When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with...


The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI
Ruskin, Marc
(Hardcover)

67% off list price of $27.99

Of all the tools available to law enforcement, the living, breathing undercover operative remains the gold standard. This is true in TV shows and in the real world. In the era of electronic surveillance, UC work enforces accountability; it prevents mistakes, and of all the boots on the ground, un...


Waco: A Survivor's Story (Updated and Revised Edition)
Thibodeau, David
(Paperback)

71% off list price of $16.99

Twenty-five years ago, the FBI staged a deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. Texas. David Thibodeau survived to tell the story.When he first met the man who called himself David Koresh, David Thibodeau was a drummer in a local a rock band. Though he had never been religious in the...


Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States
Goodavage, Maria
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $16.00

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour.“If you let down your guard on the job,” says Special Agent Bill G., canine program manager, “it ...


Murder, Interrupted (James Patterson's Murder is Forever)
Patterson, James
(Hardcover)

69% off list price of $30.00

As seen on Discovery's Murder is Forever TV series: In these two true crime thrillers, a reluctant hitman and a cheating husband fight for their lives . . . and a single mother exacts her revenge.In Murder, Interrupted, rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he's willing t...


Guantánamo Diary (Restored Edition)
Slahi, Mohamedou Ould
(Paperback)

81% off list price of $17.99

When GUANTÁNAMO DIARY was first published--heavily redacted by the U.S. government--in 2015, Mohamedou Ould Slahi was still imprisoned at the detainee camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, despite a federal court ruling ordering his release, and it was unclear when or if he would ever see freedom. In Oct...


Guantánamo Diary (Restored Edition)
Slahi, Mohamedou Ould
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $17.99

When GUANTÁNAMO DIARY was first published--heavily redacted by the U.S. government--in 2015, Mohamedou Ould Slahi was still imprisoned at the detainee camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, despite a federal court ruling ordering his release, and it was unclear when or if he would ever see freedom. In Oct...


American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent
Elnoury, Tamer
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $16.00

The explosive New York Times bestselling memoir of a Muslim American FBI agent fighting terror from the inside.It's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time, in this memoir, an active Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience...


Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America's Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective who Brought Them to Justice
Oldfield, William
(Hardcover)

66% off list price of $26.00

The incredible true story of the US Post Office Inspector who took down the deadly Black Hand, a turn-of-the-century Italian-American secret society that preyed on immigrants across America’s industrial heartland - featuring fascinating and never-before-seen documents and photos from the Oldfield...


They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives
Lowery, Wesley
(Paperback)

77% off list price of $16.99

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 itConducting hundreds of intervie...


Black Klansman: A Memoir
Stallworth, Ron
(Hardcover)

75% off list price of $25.99

When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with...


Black Klansman: A Memoir
Stallworth, Ron
(Hardcover)

66% off list price of $25.99

When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with...


Called to Rise
Brown, David O.
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $28.00

The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America's potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust.On July 7, 2016, protesters marched in the streets of Dallas to...


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