Men in Blue (Badge Of Honor)
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W.E.B. Griffin's bestselling series, THE CORPS and BROTHERHOOD OF WAR, have captured the pride and glory of the military community. Now he reveals a city police force with the same unique blend of realism, drama, and action. Here are the brave men and women behind the badge as you've never seen them before--their hopes and fears, their courage and heroism, sparked by a single, shocking event: the killing of a cop in the line of duty.
different level. "Thank you, Chief," Peter said. "I appreciate the vote of confidence." "I owe your father one," Chief Inspector Dennis V. Coughlin said, matter-of-factly. "He saved my ass, one time." **** "Hello?" Peter's heart jumped at the sound of her voice. "Hi," he said. "I thought it might be you," she said. "You don't seem thrilled to hear my voice," Peter said. "I don't get very many calls at midnight," she said, ignoring his reply. "It took me that long to get up my courage to
family." "I'm Inspector Peter Wohl," Wohl said, taking the hand. "How do you do, Mr. Nelson?" "You certainly, if you don't mind me saying so, don't look like a policeman," Jerome Nelson said. "That's nice, if you're a detective," Wohl said. "What would you say I do look like?" Jerome laid a finger against his cheek, cocked his head, and studied Wohl. "I just don't know," he said. "Maybe a stockbroker. A successful stockbroker. I love your suit." "Miss Dutton, they're ready for you at the
of childhood acne. He was wearing a double-breasted brown pin-striped suit, and there was a diamond stickpin in his necktie. He was trailed by two almost identical women in black dresses, his wife and her sister. Vincenzo Savarese's photo was mounted, very near the top, on the wall chart of known organized crime members the Philadelphia Police Department maintained in the Organized Crime unit. "I don't mean to disturb your dinner, Inspector," Vincenzo Savarese said. "Keep your seat." Wohl
He is not suggesting that I go out and shoot whoever killed his son. He is in shock, as well as grief, and as a newspaperman, he knows the way the system works, and now that he !$ going to be involved with the system himself, doesn't like it at all. "It gets out of hand almost immediately," Peter said. "Yes, of course," Nelson said. "Please excuse me, Inspector, for subjecting you to this. I probably should not have come to work, in my mental condition. But the alternative was sitting at home,
know," she said. "I mean, that you love me. And I think that scares me more than going to go look at a headless body ... or a bodyless head." "Why does it scare you?" "I'm afraid I'll wake up," she said. "Or, maybe, that I won't." "I don't think I follow that," he said. "I think we better get out of here," she said. "Before we wind up in the playroom again." "Let me call Washington," Peter said. "Call him from my apartment," she said. "What we're going to do is go there, whereupon I will