×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp: Welcome to the Atchafalaya Swamp Police Department
     

Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp: Welcome to the Atchafalaya Swamp Police Department

4.7 26
by Ret Officer Dee Dee Serpas
 
BEHIND THE BADGE IN ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP. IS ABOUT 5 CHILDREN BEING OPRHANED BY HURRICANE DAKOTA, A CATAGORY 5 THAT TORE THREW THE PARISH IN 1962. THIER POLICE LIFE, ABOUT 2 YOUNG TWINS THAT FALLOW IN THE FAMILYS FOOTSTEPS INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT. CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS THAT ARE PARTNERS ON THE FORCE. THEY FALL IN LOVE AND ARE TORN APART BY ONE OF THEM BEING KILLED IN THE

Overview

BEHIND THE BADGE IN ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP. IS ABOUT 5 CHILDREN BEING OPRHANED BY HURRICANE DAKOTA, A CATAGORY 5 THAT TORE THREW THE PARISH IN 1962. THIER POLICE LIFE, ABOUT 2 YOUNG TWINS THAT FALLOW IN THE FAMILYS FOOTSTEPS INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT. CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS THAT ARE PARTNERS ON THE FORCE. THEY FALL IN LOVE AND ARE TORN APART BY ONE OF THEM BEING KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. HOW ONE WAS SO BRAVE TO BATTLE A FIRE AND SAVE SOME CHILDREN. THEN LOSE HER OWN CHILD AFTER THE LINE OF DUTY DEATH OF THE FATHER. THEN SWEETIE FINDS LOVE IN ANOTHERS ARMS AND SURVIVES, THE 2ND WORST HURRICANE IN ATCHAFALAYA SWAMPS HISTORY. WORK A HORRIABLE MURDER. YOU WILL SEE HOW THINGS CAN MAKE A GROWN POLIFE OFFICER CRY. IF YOU PURCHASE THIS BOOK YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED. YOU WILL BE COMING BACK FOR BOOK 2 OF 8 BOOKS IN THIS SERIES.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781425958817
Publisher:
Authorhouse
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp: Welcome to the Atchafalaya Swamp Police Department 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. It brings you into the novel. That is rare for a first time author. I will continue to read serpas Novels. It should be made into a movie like K-ville
Guest More than 1 year ago
This author reads her novel to military ever sunday overseas. I was glad to buy a copy can not wait to book 2. I am sitting on the edge of my chair waiting.
bigbadwolf More than 1 year ago
It is a book wrote in the south, they use terms different then people in other states. I am sorry I have to agree with the post ahead of me, it sounds like all those poor ratings were wrote by the same person. This author sent hundreds to troops overseas on CD's that she made her self. and we loved them.
I beleive if you contact her publisher like I did the book was edited by Authorhouse.

If you love police stories get this one, keep in mind she is a first time author and i read many pattersons and steel's books and they are major authors and have had mistakes.
soldiersservingoverseas More than 1 year ago
are ritten by one same person with a grude against the author. barnes and nobles please email me
I loved the Novel but was told to say it was awful. and it was not
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got finished reading this delightful Novel. It tells a wonderful story. That brings you into the story. Louisiana is a melting pot of cultures. I would recommend this novel to anyone. An please keep them coming. I cannot wait for Book 2, and the rest of the series. I truly enjoyed the Novel, and I did enjoy the story line. After Katrina I can down to New Orleans to help. An the people their were kind. I would love to meet Serpas one day and shake her hand. For telling a story of courage and abuse in families and how Sweetie-pie over came that, early in the story you find out that Sweetie pie realizes she it truly in love with David but her heart needs to stay true to Hoss, and how a childhood promise is kept. An how she is torn between the two, only David gives her the freedom to make her own choice. If you ever lost a friend in the line of duty, you know that hurt and pain. An it is told so well in this story. To many Police Officers are killed in Domestic Violence and this author tells it from the heart. She must know the pain to lose a fellow officer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely incredible. Everything you would look for in a book. Suspence, Romance, funny lines....I stayed up all night reading, you couldn't pry it out of my hands with a crowbar! The characters are excellent. You love them and you hate them. She makes you feel as if you were there watching everything happen right before your eyes! You have to read this. It being my first DEE DEE SERPAS book Im anxious to read the others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it from beginning to end. I would reccomend this book to anybody and everybody. The Hurricane was definitely my favorite part. It isnt possible to be dissapointed by this book, if anything u might love it...
Guest More than 1 year ago
It brought me to places in my mind that I never thought able. I was never a book reader but this novel has changed my mind. cannot wait for the next book in the series
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not beleive it, my heart would jump with fear, sore with joy and cry with sorrow. The emotion put into this book comes from a true writer. I cannot wait for book 2. Come feel the soul of Louisiana through this authors eyes. I do not read hardly any police related books but this one has me spellbound.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book you will see the Bayou's and Swamps through the eyes of a woman with a huge heart. You will see the bayou come to life right before your eyes. An once you start reading you will not be able to put it down. I am one of a few that was a target read for this author. An I enjoyed it more than some of the Nora Roberts and James Patterson books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you lived through Hurricane Katrina the Hurricane in Her Novel makes Katrina look like a baby. She rode out Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. I know Miss Serpas wore her police badges with honor and pride. I had the honor of reading her galley before it is released to the public.. You will see this Officers giant heart. BEHIND THE BADGE IN ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP Is about 5 children being orphaned by Hurricnae Dakota, a category 5 that tore through the parish in 1962. Their police life, about 2 young twins that follow in the family's footsteps into law enforcement. Childhood sweethearts that are partners on the force. They fall in love and are torn apart by one of them being killed in the line of duty. How one was so brave to battle a fire and save some children. Then lose her own child after the line of duty death of the father. Then Sweetie finds love in another's arms and survives the 2nd worse hurricane in Atchafalaya Swamp's History. Work a horriable murder. You will see how things can make a police officer cry. If you purchase this book you will not be disappointed. You will see the bayou come to life. You be coming back for book 2 of 8 books in this series.
authorhouse2 More than 1 year ago
¿I¿ve had several officers tell me they picked up my book and started one morning and finished it the next, all in one sitting,¿ she says. ¿They can¿t wait for the next books to see how the story unfolds and what happens next.¿

Over the past year, Serpas has held book signings across the Gulf Coast, meeting readers from Shreveport to Biloxi. She¿s learned to be prepared, and always have extra copies of her book available. ¿At one store, the manger simply forgot to order the copies of my book. Luckily I had 25 books as a backup, and everyone went home happy with a signed copy,¿ she says.

Along with fellow officers, Serpas is also dedicated to sharing her story with American troops across the globe. She belongs to the Soldier¿s Angels group, a volunteer-run non-profit that allows concerned citizens to donate care-package items and even ¿adopt¿ a specific soldier. ¿I¿ve adopted 11 soldiers in one platoon, and I send them care packages. They only get mail once a month in some combat areas, so I try to make it a day they look forward to,¿ says Serpas.

Serpas has also sent books to hundreds of soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and one case was particularly moving. ¿After one shipment, I got an e-mail from a frustrated parent explaining his son could not read the book I sent because he had been blinded by a roadside IED in Iraq,¿ remembers Serpas. She immediately began researching her options, and came across blogtalkradio.com, a Web site that allows users to post podcasts created over the telephone. With the one soldier in mind, she began a weekly reading series, and her audience quickly grew to include soldiers deployed around the world.

One person at a time, Serpas is sharing the healing power that helped her through difficult times, and encourages other authors to do the same. ¿Anyone interested in sending books to soldiers deployed or wounded in the military, should know it would be greatly appreciated,¿ she says. Serpas is happy to help other authors get in touch with soldiers, and asks anyone interested to contact us at vip@authorhouse.com
authorhouse More than 1 year ago
A near-death experience is almost always a catalyst for reflection and a renewed sense of life purpose for anyone who survives the encounter. After she narrowly escaped death in 1994, Dee Dee Serpas turned to writing as a way to capture the spirit of her life experience and leave a legacy for the future. ¿When I was almost killed, the doctors gave me less than five years to live, and it¿s now been 14 years,¿ says Serpas. ¿I took baby steps to get back, but writing has been a way for me to heal.¿After the incident forced her to retire from the Kenner (Louisiana) Police Department, Serpas began writing about what she knew best. As a third-generation law-enforcement officer who followed in her family¿s footsteps, a crime thriller just seemed to flow naturally. ¿After I retired from the police force, I just started writing and writing. I handwrote the entire story, and it ended up being more than 1,000 pages,¿ she says.Weaving in anecdotes from her life on the beat, Serpas created a story set in the Louisiana Bayou, complete with hurricanes, serial killers, and the police offers dedicated to serve and protect. ¿Though the book is fiction and names have been changed, many elements are derived from my real experiences, the things I heard and saw, and the people I met,¿ says Serpas.While she originally wrote for the pure enjoyment and cathartic healing process, Serpas tested the publishing waters by submitting short stories to various writing organizations, including the Web site police-writers.com. Over time, she was encouraged by friends to consider publishing her work. ¿I never really thought about publishing my story as a book. But I sent the introduction to one of my friends in New York, and he loved it,¿ says Serpas. ¿He had previously read AuthorHouse titles, and was impressed with the quality of the books, and began researching the industry. He told me `this is the place to go to for publishing.¿¿After discussing the project with publishing consultants at AuthorHouse, Serpas realized she could publish the book on her own terms, controlling the final content and maintaining the rights to her story. ¿I don¿t trust literary agents, and I didn¿t need them, with the help I got from AuthorHouse,¿ she says.With the route mapped out to get her book on the market and in stores, Serpas set out to finalize the manuscript for Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp. With more than 1,000 handwritten pages, she knew she would have to publish the story in a series. ¿I split the original manuscript into eight books, and I only typed the first book once I was ready to send it to AuthorHouse,¿ says Serpas.
With a meticulous eye for editing, Serpas completed 15 full revisions before sending it to an AuthorHouse editor for a final pass. ¿My editor at AuthorHouse, Jeremiah, was great,¿ she says. ¿He seemed to know exactly what I was thinking, and I felt like he really understood me and my book.¿ After the manuscript was finished, Serpas worked with her AuthorHouse design team to complete the interior layout and cover design, choose a royalty rate, and set the final selling price of the book. With her new book in hand, Serpas set out to market her book to the world.¿I was serious about getting my books into the local retail chains, and I made sure to purchase the Booksellers Return Program. Many stores will not order a book if it¿s not returnable,¿ says Serpas. With the book in stores, Serpas has heard from fellow police officers across the country.
angel244 More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed this novel very much and am sitting on the seat of my chair waiting for book 2. It left me in suspence waiting for the next novel. In this Authors series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TThis Novel was a nail biter, what a wonder story it tells.  This Novel brings you Into the stories plot. You become a character.  What people don’t understand Louisiana talks different they have so  many Cultures. My wife who got it for me because I was having trouble  with My wife being a Law Officer in another state.  While My Wife Sharon worked the night shift,  I stayed up all night. It shows you that  Louisiana Police Officers are not like the Movie Big Easy, k-ville.  Or where Steven Segal show with the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs office.  And that Show Cajun Justice.   Why do they make series and movies and portray Louisiana as corrupt . You have a book called Cop Out where this man raped as a Law Officer and ran for 20+ years and gives up and gets  a slap on the hand. I through that book into my fire place.  The book I had of it portrayed a white Officer and now it shows African American Man.   One day I hope to see it on TV or in the Movies. These Charters make you feel like you grown up with them. Lived in there shoes.  And the Hurricane Michael that drowns the parish cause it so huge. And Louisiana being below sea level and built like a soup bowl.  I felt like I could feel the breath suffocating you. I am also waiting for book 2 thru 8 to come out.  FOR A FIRST TIME AUTHOR DEE DEE SERPAS HAS MADE A ENTERENCE INTO THE LITERARY WORLD WITH A STORM. In reading Behind the Badge In Atchafalaya Swamp.  The portrait of Lt. Kevan Noelie Estopinal who loses  a child hood love to find out her true Love is a Louisiana State Trooper. In the first few chapters’ you are on  a roller coaster ride. Those Love letters to Hoss and David, showed Serpas how to tell the  difference between childhood promises Love and True Love with David. There is FAMILY, FRIENDS OF MINE WHO WANTED TO BARROW MY HARD COPY OF THIS NOVEL I SAID NO.  Because every time you re read it you find something you missed.. I called her publisher AUTHOR HOUSE AND THEY SAID SHE PAID FOR EDITING, I LIKE TO KNOW WERE THEY GET THEIR EDITORS. . Serpas brings the powerful emotional tides to life in a way that takes the reader's heart  and brings them in to the fold of understanding Noelie's life and seeing the events through her eyes,  feeling her pain, joy and internal conflicts. AND HOW SERPAS CAN REALLY underscores  Noelie's intelligence, toughness and resilience but also describes less than attractive traits that are hidden  deep within the character's own psyche. The gripping and powerful imagery presented, can only be formed by those " ; THE ACCOUNTS OF KEVAN NOELIE CAN SHOW YOU DISCONNECT IN HER LIFE SEEING THEN THROW HER EYES.  THE GRIEF AND HIGHS AND LOWS BETWEEN KEVAN PERSONAL AND ON DUTY LIFE IS AMAZING.    THERE'S BATTLES BETWEEN KEVAN AND OTHERS IN THE COURSE OF THIS NOVEL, YOU ARE GOING TOLAUGH, CRY AND BE OF THE VERY EDGE OF YOU BED OR CHAIR…  I DREAMED ABOUT BEING IN THEIR SHOES AND MAN DO I WAKE UP IN A SWEET.  YOU WONT BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN THIS BOOK. IT A NAIL BITTER. \I know appreciate the work my wife does since she graduated from a Police Academy. And I know the feeling about being jealous of my wife male partner. Keep getting book one and you won’t be able to wait for the Manhunt Book 2 I seen mistakes in Stelles book and Patterson has people that help him. Patterson like the soap opera where they bring people back from the dead.SOMEONE HAS TO TAKE NOTICE AND BRING THIS BOOK TO THE SCREEN, OR TV. IN A, SERIES some one needs to take notice and put this on the silver screen and TV for all to see. If you don’t some ones missing a true crowd pleaser.  Anthony from Long Island .  
widowofaPoliceOfficerKLOD More than 1 year ago
Great read Ms, Serpas.   I became a Police Officer Like you;   You helped me get out of a deep sorrow after I lost My Husband in the Line of  Duty.    Please finish Novel 2 soon. and My twins would like a children s  book. I have to ask you sand some Irish songs in the Novel and the  Love Letters we amazing. Keep writing you have a special gift.    And keep those novels coming , I listen to you on your radio show, what a wonderful  thing for a Military, For a First time writer, I have quit reading Daniel Steele and James Patterson. You have my mind and heart spellbound.  Thanks and I am Waiting for Novel 2 cant wait to see Lt. Kevan and see if her and her  husband David will have children ,   and how Kevan  forgave her step-father.   If anyone wants a good read you have to get this Novel.    
frater Lexington More than 1 year ago
Frater1840 (Lexington, KY) - See all my reviews This review is from: Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp: Welcome to the Atchafalaya Swamp Police Department (Hardcover) ''Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp,'' by Dee Dee Serpas - This is as reflective, generous, and humane - as it is moving, as Lt. Kevan Noelie's memory keeps returning to the values and struggles of 5 children orphaned by Hurricane Dakota. Serpas draws from her experiences of working for the East Jefferson Levee Police, Kenner Police Department and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to bring realism to the character for Lt. Kevan Noelie, AKA "Sweetie Pie" Given all the sobering things that have happened since the turn of the 21st century -- from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina., this story of a southern police woman and her internal struggles is an illustration of the resilience of the American spirit. Ms. Serpas has written a serious, energetically researched and fluent book, which gives the reader understanding in the complex lives of those who experience not only the drama of everyone's lives in a professional sense by of their own personal dramas as well. Serpas gives Lt. Kevan Noelie, a "capacity for personal growth and change" embodied by her decision to be a police officer and follow in her family's legacy, even when she finds that legacy is some what tarnished by the hidden actions of her own family members. In creating a portrait of Lt. Kevan Noelie, Ms. Serpas does much of what the reader will come to understand as bringing real life personal experiences and interjecting them in to the character. She underscores Noelie's intelligence, toughness and resilience but also describes less than attractive traits that are hidden deep within the character's own psyche. The gripping and powerful imagery presented, can only be formed by those "who have been there". Serpas brings the powerful emotional tides to life in a way that takes the reader's heart and brings them in to the fold of understanding Noelie's life and seeing the events through her eyes, feeling her pain, joy and internal conflicts. The account of Noelie's many traits seen in private by her friends, family and a select few --humor, spontaneity, enthusiasm -- are concealed behind the "protective shell" she wears in public. This is described as "a disconnect between her convictions and words, and her actions." Arguably the most troubling incidents in this book relate to Noelie's relationship with "her brother", her unknown brother, and a significant other" All of these come to a clash in the early part of the book, which starts the reader on a roll coaster ride though the emotional torment, grief and highs and lows of Noelie's personal and professional life. Serpas, however, focuses on the battles between not only others and Noelie, but also Noelie and herself. In the course of the book Sepras's creates a highly detailed portrait of Lt. Kevan Noelie, which everyone will laugh with, cry for and be on the edge of the seat for the next tragic incident that the character experiences. The reader is held to each page; it is a true "can put it down adventure." Serpas makes her mark in the literary world with the publication of "Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it, it makes your heart jump, cry, laugh, emotional turmoil, of family, abuse, police How trying to know who her true love is, David or Hoss, Hoss is a childhood who dependent on Sweetie, only Sweetie torn. By David a Louisiana State Police officer from Troop M, and she a Lieutenant for the Atchafalaya Swamp Police. Its a must read, being from Ireland, sent as a gift, once I picked it up. Could not put it down read in 24 hours, what Serpas does not know is she comes from Ireland, in life her family was true Ireland high lander's. One Day we hope to invite Ms Serpas to Ireland for a reading and book signing, it was a terrific Read, keep them coming, We heard there may be a movie deal, pray that comes true. You need to come home back to Ireland. This is a must read. Dont look for flaws there's a few, but Author House said they edited the book, its there fault, Someone should ask the King of the Leprechaun to go to Author House and make the Shillelagh dance upon there heads, which are made from the blackthorn wood, Ms. Serpas your a bright and wonderful Author a Natural for story telling
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HERING MS.SERPAS OVER SCOTTISH RADIO EARLY THIS MORNING , WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF HEARING MS. SERPAS READ BEHIND THE BADGE IN ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP AND HER NEW REWRITE. I'VE NEVER BEEN TO THE USA, IN MY LIFE.ONLY THE WAY THIS NOVEL READ, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IN THE HURRICANES FEELING THE RAIN BURN, AND STING, TREES SPLINTERED YOU WILL BE FEELING THE FIRE, SMELLS, ATMOSPHERE, OF LOUISIANA HOT HUMID SUFFOCATING AIR .THE WAY THE FOOD EXPLAINED YOU CAN TASTE IT. ONLY TO HAVE A PERSON WHO'S  TO TAKE CARE OF A WEE CHILD, WE FELT EVER  INSTANCE OF ABUSE NOELIE SUFFERS. AN HOW  A SERIAL KILLER MISSES KILLING NOELIE', ONLY TO BE  OUT SMARTED BY THE YOUNG POLICE CHIEF, WE HERE BELIVE THE LEGAND,OF NESSIE, OUR LOCH NESS,  HOW SHE DESCRIBES THE BANSHEE, SCOTTISH GAELIE IS CALLED BEAN NIGHE, YOU COULD HEAR THE WAILS OF THE BANSHEE, DEATH COACH, "CO'ISTE BODHAR, HOW NOELIE' TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVES, AN THE GRIEF YOU FEEL FOR THE DEATH OF A CHILDHOOD LOVE .LOST IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL. YOU CAN SEE THE EMERGENCY ROOM, OF NOELIE' IRISH BLUE BEDROOM EYES, AND THOSE ROSE OF TRALEE RED LIPS OF NOELIE', FEEL THE SHOCKS WHEN NOELIE'S HEART STOPS, HOW HER TWIN BROTHER KEVINN TELLS DAVID. STORIES, LOVE LETTERS, WITH MANY TWIST AND TURNS, THAT WE WILL NOT SPOIL FOR READERS. SCOTTISH LISTNERS OR ORDERING THE HARD COVER. AND WAITING FOR THE REWRITE WE HEARD TO BE RELEASED ON AMAZON.  SCOTTISH PEOPLE NEED TO PASS WORD TO GET MS. SERPAS TO CROSS THE SEA, TO SCOTTLAND, IRELAND ,POPE FRANCIS SHOULD BE PLEASED OF HOW THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND NUNS ARE TALKED OF, ALSO HOW THE SERIAL KILLERS IDENTIFIED. MS. SERPAS SHOULD BE HONORED BY ROYALTY, OF SCOTTLAND, IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM  BY THE QUEEN HERSELF. WE DO HOPE THAT OUR LISTENERS DO PASS ON BY WORD OF MOUTH, INTERNET, MOVIE STARS IN SCOTTLAND. . AND HOW NOELIE' IS BLESSED WHEN THE CAT MAN OF KISS, SINGS BETH TO NOELIE,  AND HOW NOELIE' SINGS, PLAYS DRUMS, GUTAIRS.  YOUR THERE SEEING IT. PARTS OF THIS NOVEL ARE SCARIER THEN HITCHCOCK. MS SERPAS DRAWS ON HER OWN LAW ENFORCEMENT CARRIER, WITH A UNCANNY WAY OF BRINGING  THE READER OR LISTINER INTO THIS NOVEL.   THE MOST GIVEN IS 5  STARS, WISH THERE WAS A 10+ STAR. AUTHOR HOUSE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HOW THEY  CARGE  TO PUBLISH NOVELS THEN BUTCHER THEM. MS SERPAS INSTEAD OF A SERIES OF 8 NOVELS ,  MAKE IN 12 FOLLOW NOELIE THROUH HER MARRIAGE,  POLICE LIFE, SERIAL KILLER,  YOU DRAWN US INTO YOUR NOVEL WITH A WEB OF TWIST, TURNS, FEAR, LOVE, ABUSE, SONGS, AND YOUR SOUTHERN VOICE TELLING ALL.  TAKING US ON A MAGICAL RIDE, FOR A FIRST TIME AUTHOR YOU HAVE A WAY OF DRAWING EITHER A LISTNER OR READER INTO THIS NOVEL. ITS AMAZING.  YOU SEE THOUGH THE CHARTERS EYES EVERYTHING IN DETAIL. MAKINGUS CRINGE, FEAR AND CRY.  WITH A UNCANNY WAY OF THIS NOVEL.  ITS A DELIGHTFUL READING. READERS YOU WILL BE TAKEN IN BY THIS NOVEL TO PLACES YOUR HEART COULD NEVER DREAM.  SO WE WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS " BE PREPAIRED YOU'LL BE  TAKEN INTO BAYOU'S AND SWAMP'S OF LOUISIANA. AND THE ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE LOUISIANA STATE POLICE TROOP M DEPARTMENT. MS SERPAS YOU HAVE A GIFT, OF CAPTURING A AUDIENCE, WITH THIS NOVEL. WHEN YOU READ THIS, JUST LET YOUR MIND AND HEART GO.  TO FEEL THIS STORY. YOU CAPTURED US. MAYBE NESSIE WILL LET YOU SEE HIM. AND VOODOO. SWAMP CRITTERS.  YOU NEED TO COME AND SEE THE BOGGS, LOOK OVER THE INTO THE SEA FROM GALWAY BAY. MS SERPAS EMAIL IS KPDR33RETIREDUNIT310 THE AT SIGN GMAIL DOT COM. MS SERPAS EVEN ON LINKEN. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTS WITH US. JOHN FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTTLAND, IT WAS A PLEASURE.
beastofbeast More than 1 year ago
This Novel was like it cast a Spell on me. I started reading a few chapters the first night and dreamed of becoming one of the people in Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp. I woke up in sweats. and it is dead winter.  I am not a reader of certain Books but this one caught my interest and kept my interest till the end. The was Ms Serpas brings these charters to life. Brings you into the Swamps of Louisiana.  I watched Swamp People on tv and this Novel made you feel like you were there. And when Sweetie describes the Hurricanes it is nothing i want to try and live though.  after the second night reading i got to were Sweetie was being rolled down the hospital corridors in the Hospital and having her twin brother down the hall. Ms. Dee Dee Serpas takes your mind and makes you become and see the trouble the main Charter has to undermine the intelligence of Sweetie and the secrets that she has to find out what is love and what is a promise.  I am not married but can not imagine losing a child, and being from scotland three generation. Having heard the stories of Locky. it brought the Irish right though. A couple of Buddies and I just got finished watching Fire with Fire. which was a great movie. This Novel 1 with several more to come I believe Ms. Dee Dee Serpas will give Harry Potter a run for the money You feel the Levee Breach and how, and how when Sweetie broth the two boats hauling two trailers behind her Husbands truck. and how the Ghost make you feel like there real. At one point i believe ghost are person that  did not cross over are is a angel.  The Fire starts the ride of being brought into this novel. An the pain of losing a police partner and lover Serpas lets you feel the pain. and flipping a unit down a levee. You will not be disappointed if you buy book one. cannot wait to read the rest of the series . Ms. Dee Dee Serpas it true you broken a mold. For a first time writer.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
we read this book over seas it is a ture and wonderful Novel, we cant wait for Book 2.  It brings you write into the bayous an swamps,  The Highs an Lows have you parizlied with fear, cring, laughing, and wondering what will come next.  For a 1st time Author this woman has broken Molds. And today REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR these books we received each one in outr unit received one for christmas.  It is a ture and wonderful book. you get into it, feel the4 humidity the suffocating hot air, down in the South.                                                                     Ps" it was edited by Authorhouse and they made a few bad decisions but if you can look past those it will make you a wonderful reading and now on e-book Ms. Serpas when book two coming out. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most Helpful Customer Reviews 1022341 of 1022341 people found the following review helpful A excellent read for anyone who is interested in life in law enforcement families ''Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp,'' by Dee Dee Serpas - This is as reflective, generous, and humane -  as it is moving, as Lt. Kevan Noelie's memory keeps returning to the values and struggles of 5 children orphaned by Hurricane Dakota.  Serpas draws from her experiences of working for the East Jefferson Levee Police, Kenner Police Department and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to bring realism to the character for Lt. Kevan Noelie, AKA "Sweetie Pie" Given all the sobering things that have happened since the turn of the 21st century -- from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina., this story of a southern police woman and her internal struggles is an illustration of the resilience of the American spirit. Ms. Serpas has written a serious, energetically researched and fluent book, which gives the reader understanding in the complex lives of those who experience not only the drama of everyone's lives in a professional sense by of their own personal dramas as well. Serpas gives Lt. Kevan Noelie, a "capacity for personal growth and change" embodied by her decision to be a police officer and follow in her family's legacy, even when she finds that legacy is some what tarnished by the hidden  actions of her own family members. In creating a portrait of Lt. Kevan Noelie, Ms. Serpas does much of what the reader will come to understand as bringing real life personal experiences and interjecting them in to the character.  She underscores Noelie's intelligence, toughness and resilience but also describes less than attractive  traits that are hidden deep within the character's own psyche. The gripping and powerful imagery presented, can only be formed by those "who have been there". Serpas brings the powerful emotional tides to life in a way that takes the reader's heart and brings them in to the fold of understanding Noelie's life and seeing the events through her eyes, feeling her pain, joy and internal conflicts. The account of Noelie's many traits seen in private by her friends, family and a select few --humor, spontaneity, enthusiasm -- are concealed behind the "protective shell"  she wears in public. This is described as "a disconnect between her convictions and words, and her actions."  Arguably the most troubling incidents in this book relate to Noelie's relationship with "her brother", her unknown brother , and a significant other" All of these come to a clash in the early part of the book, which starts the reader  on a roll coaster ride though the emotional torment, grief and highs and lows of Noelie's personal and professional life. Serpas, however, focuses on the battles between not only others and Noelie, but also Noelie and herself. In the course of the book Sepras's creates a highly detailed portrait of Lt. Kevan Noelie,  which everyone will laugh with, cry for and be on the edge of the seat for the next tragic incident that the character experiences.  The reader is held to each page; it is a true "can put it down adventure." Serpas makes her mark in the literary world with the publication of "Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp
trooperutah More than 1 year ago
This Novel was Amazing.  Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp Police Department. (Hardcover) By: Dee Dee Serpas. Retired Police Officer, For a First Time Author this Book is reflective, gracious. And Bring the Louisiana Bayou's and Swamps to life. All that has happened in the last few days in our USA. It was wonderful to be given this book as a present.  From a fellow Fire Fighter, for us to read at the station house.  We like little Children while our Lt. read it ot loud so no one fights who gets it next. For Serpas, being a 3rd generation Police Officer, Grand Daughter of a Sheriff and Great Niece to a Sheriff, And have a Great Uncle and his Partner killed on the wall in DC in 1923 and all the friends she lost in the tragedy of Nine Eleven.  And to have Hurricane Katrina destroy a quilt in Memory of every Police, Sheriff,, Trooper, Fire Fighter, Ems, Life Flight , military ,  K9 patches hand sewing over 37000+ and then to have Hurricane Katrina kill it was a tragedy .But Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp Police, Dee Dee Serpas does what some first time writers cant do, Serpas bring real life experiences into the book, It's like your Living in the Bayous and Swamps. You feel the humidity smothering you and the heat. You are on the edge of your seat waiting for the next thing to happen, and Serpas does something better, she makes the charters come to life. at the station house we watched Fire with Fire and from my opinion Serpas book was more alive then the Movie.   Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp tells the story of 5 orphans from Hurricane Dakota in 1962, and brings you though their lives. Serpas has Kevan realize the  difference between childhood promises and that of real love with her Twin Brothers fellow Louisiana State Trooper.   An the way Serpas focuses on battles not with just Kevan but with other.  And yo see Kevan Noelie grow.  Your on a roller coaster ride though the book, and with Lt Noelie you laugh, cry, and its true you be on the edge of your seat. Serpas has made her mark of the literary world.  It going to make some Producer a wonderful movie or tv series.   Serpas being from the stuff from the Bayou and Swamp legands come to life.This police drama is wonderful.   Bring book two on Ms Serpas. FDNY  Peter and start another qilt.  
Dee333 More than 1 year ago
So all of you waiting for book two I am working hard to get it finished. I very glad so many people enjoyed the first of many novels to come and one children's book thanks The author of Behind the Badge in Atchafalaya Swamp if you thought book one had you on the edge of your seat just wait for book 2 it will have you glued to your seat are scared right out of it
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you had not had the opportunity to purchase and/or read this stack of pages the author is trying to pass off as a book, then count yourself lucky. I read the entire book cover to cover trying to make sense of it, and my head still hurts when i think about it. There is no method to the author's madness. You can compare reading this book to reading the letters on an eye exam chart- no order, just thrown together at random.