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November 30, 2009 | Author Interviews
Tapping into his experience as an investigator with the Chula Vista Police Department for 17 years, Tom Basinski wrote the true-crime novels "Cross-Country Evil" and "No Good Deed" based on detailed case material from local cases. In "Cross-Country Evil," Basinski chronicled the 18-year investigation that resulted in a conviction of a serial rapist (he interviewed from prison) who murdered a college student working as a prostitute. Listen to his account of the case.
October 15, 2009 | Author Interviews
In his book, Leonard Levitt examines the lines of power that often result in the NYPD's police commissioner and mayor duking it out for "publicity, credit and power." Levitt's "NYPD Confidential: Power and Corruption In the Country's Greatest Police Force" is based in his experiences covering the department as a columnist for Newsday. In the book, he covers the high and low points of the administrations of William Bratton, Howard Safir, Bernie Kerik and current commissioner Ray Kelly.
August 28, 2009 | Author Interviews
In this cast, Lawrence Kane describes an effective technique for handcuffing an out-of-control suspect. The martial arts instructor and author of "Surviving Armed Assaults" also gives you one surefire thing to say to a belligerent person to help you gain control of the situation without needing to get physical. Kane's book has been praised by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman as an effective tool to gain greater awareness, defend against various weapons and manage the aftermath of violence.
August 3, 2009 | Author Interviews
As a member of the Texas Rangers from 1966 to 1993, Joaquin Jackson watched the evolution of the law enforcement agency into a modern outfit. In his adventure-filled memoir "One Ranger," Jackson recalls what it was like to respond when riots threatened, violence erupted and criminals needed to be brought to justice along the Texas-Mexico border. Jackson, an NRA board member, also responds to President Obama's call to re-institute the assault weapons ban.
July 10, 2009 | Author Interviews
Adam Eisenberg tells the story of female law enforcement pioneers in "A Different Shade of Blue." The stories of 50 women on the Seattle Police Department provide insights into the sexism, size differences, harassment and other challenges of breaking through the blue ceiling. Seattle was one of the first cities to hire female officers in 1912, and one of the first to put women on the street as equal beat cops in 1975. The book arrived in July 2009.
July 10, 2009 | Author Interviews
In an era of celebrity outlaws such as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger was in a class by himself. Elliott Gorn's book chronicles the year, 1933-34, when Dillinger's gang raided banks across the American heartland and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars. The spree triggered new anti-crime legislation and helped bring about the modern FBI. "Dillinger's Wild Ride" arrived a few weeks ahead of the 75th anniversary of the gangster's death in June 2009.