Beneath the Badge

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Atlanta, Georgia the hub of the South, the city that was described at one time as being "Too Busy To Hate." Maybe that phrase only applies to the city of what was rapidly becoming over populated, but it did not apply to the police department in the latter part of the 20th Century. In 1967, the Atlanta Police Department was entering its second year of integration, and struggling desperately with police corruption, which made every day in Atlanta a day of paying off the cops who ...
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Overview

Atlanta, Georgia the hub of the South, the city that was described at one time as being "Too Busy To Hate." Maybe that phrase only applies to the city of what was rapidly becoming over populated, but it did not apply to the police department in the latter part of the 20th Century. In 1967, the Atlanta Police Department was entering its second year of integration, and struggling desperately with police corruption, which made every day in Atlanta a day of paying off the cops who were hired to "Serve and Protect."

As rookies going into an unknown territory, Jonab and David Moore were the new breed of cops, militarily trained, Vietnam experienced, they were the beginning of the "New South", breaking down the old stigma of racism that had plagued the department for the past twenty years. And in the meantime, Police Chief Sam Sheppard could only hope to get rid of the corruption as well.

As if matters were not already bad enough, FBI Agent David Moore, posing as a police officer, had gone under-cover to get the low-down on those in control of what was the beginning of an illegal drugs operation. David Moore, Jonab's best friend, Vietnam buddy, and roommate was gunned down while on a special detail, investigating a top secret warehouse burglary staged by cops, which was supposed to have solved the mystery of the police corruption.

Instead, it opened up a whole new investigation for rookie Jonab who was determined to find whoever killed his friend, even if they were cops. The Police chief who was under fire from City Hall to either stand-down, or retire, had the brother of the Mayor as the next in line for chief looking over his shoulders for the slightest reason to force the Chief out of office.

Jonab was given the go-ahead by the Chief to do whatever was necessary to bring the nightmare to an end. He trusted the rookie only because he could not trust anyone else in the department. So, with a young black cop's life hanging over the edge, the Chief's job is on the line, and the entire department was about to be taken over by a bunch of money hungry cops, how could anything good come from this situation? Only a green rookie cop, who also was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner in Vietnam, knew the answer to that question.

Jonab was the son of a Baptist minister, who constantly looked to his roots for guidance, and he found love in a young beautiful woman who had made millions running a business of prostitution. He found a reliable friend in the "King of Pimps", Cadillac Jack, who had inside information from city hall and the police department. With that kind of support, along with the backing of the Chief and the FBI, Jonab became the most infamous and hated rookie cop in the history of the Atlanta Police Department.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781425788049
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    Beneath the Badge

    As a book about black police officers in a newly intergrated Southern department in 1967, it has the potential to be a fascinating story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2008

    Beneath the Badge

    Though Jonab is not the first black cop in the Atlanta Police Department in 1967, but it seems that he was first one who refused to settle for the phrase, 'Go alone to get alone.' Especially after his best friend and war buddy was gunned down. He sets out to find a killer, or killers, and he does so in a way that refllects the kind of moral fiber that is rarely seen today in most people. Jonab is the kind of man who each parent should want his or her child to grow to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2008

    Fantastic

    A must read book. Great storyline from beginning to end. It's a book that you can't put down it keeps you in suspense. Wonderful story telling by the author. I recommend this book to all my friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    Beneath the Badge

    Beneath The Badge is one of those stories that makes one ask,it is true or false? Of course its false, it's fiction! Nevertheless, it take the reader back to a time and place, the deep south during the 1960's when corrupted cops were in control of the Atlanta Police Departemnt, as well as controlling all the illegal rackets on the streets. It has all the making of a best seller. Murder, sex, and money. And the cops are behind all the action. It's my pick for 2008.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2008

    Action and Suspense starting from page ONE!

    Beneath the Badge is a must read for any true book lover. The amazing story line takes the reader on an exciting, unforgettable journey. This is one book you must add to your collection. 'Don't hear about it, Read about it!'

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