Black & White

Black & White

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by Wes Albers
     
 

Black & White tells the story of Officer John Hatch, a senior patrolman working the streets of East San Diego, Mid-City Division. From the dealers and dope fiends to the gangbangers, wife beaters and every ilk of miscreant and predator in between, Hatch struggles to help the residents of Mid-City create the neighborhood they want it to be all the while quietly paying…  See more details below

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Black & White tells the story of Officer John Hatch, a senior patrolman working the streets of East San Diego, Mid-City Division. From the dealers and dope fiends to the gangbangers, wife beaters and every ilk of miscreant and predator in between, Hatch struggles to help the residents of Mid-City create the neighborhood they want it to be all the while quietly paying a personal price to make that happen.

Over time he has learned that it’s not always about what you do on the streets but what the streets do to you that matters. Here there are many things he would prefer to forget, such as the victim recently found murdered in her bedroom, a woman nobody seems to care much about or miss; a woman who died savagely in the hands of an assailant nobody seems especially obsessed to find.

But while, one by one, the duties of the job take their toll as he confronts the daily reality of the streets, a department struggling to adapt to increasingly challenging times, and the disaster that is his personal life, Hatch’s ability to remember one specific good thing may very well hinge on his capturing a killer. This he is somehow unable to forget…

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Editorial Reviews

William Lansdowne - Chief of Police William Lansdowne
"Sgt Wes Albers tells a story that might be all too real as it examines the thoughts and fears of a senior patrol officer who tries to find meaning in the sometimes terrifying and complex world he lives in, wearing a badge. If you would like to experience what it is like to be a police officer in a big city, I would highly recommend that you read this book." William M. Lansdowne, Chief of Police City of San Diego
Gary Philips
"Gripping. Rugged. Authentic. Wes Albers' BLACK & WHITE puts you in the shotgun seat next to his John Hatch for an up close and gritty view of the good and the bad of a street cop's world. Bring your diapers." Gary Philips, author of THE UNDERBELLY.
Gayle Lynds
"Gritty and rewarding . . . A top-notch cop novel. Watch out, Joseph Wambaugh!" Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of THE BOOK OF SPIES.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984035076
Publisher:
ZOVA Books
Publication date:
03/20/2012

Meet the Author

Wes Albers is a well-established figure in the Southern California writing community as Director of the Southern California Writers’ Conference. For more than a decade he has helped facilitate nearly $4 million worth of first time book and movie deals for emerging authors through the SCWC and his personal contacts.

Wes’ own writing draws from more than twenty years in the San Diego Police Department, first as a patrolman, then sergeant. He now serves as Detective Sergeant in charge of investigations for the Border District, as well as Staff Sergeant supervising the Emergency Negotiations Team, a hybrid of hostage and critical incident negotiators from the SDPD, the FBI, and NCIS.

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Black & White 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made for a very good read. Patrol is the backbone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book Black and White by Wes Albers was a great read. There was never a show part throughout the book and the first lane got me hooked. This book also helped me into my possible career path into law enforcement with the pros and cons of everyday struggles of a police offer. I would recommend this book to everyone and enjoyed the book myself.     
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EM12 More than 1 year ago
love the book. Funny in some parts and i love pal the cat. Mr. Albers bring San Diego to life.
Fairhaven More than 1 year ago
If you've ever wondered what the day to day life of a street cop is like, this book will tell you. More than that, the character of John Hatch will pull you in to a world of gritty decisions and life or death situations in this all-too-real account of one man's life on the San Diego Police force. It's a mystery, police procedural, and drama all in one. Looking forward to more from Wes Albers in the future.
Hamlet More than 1 year ago
The moment you meet patrolman Richard Hatch you know this book is something different - something real, authentic and gritty. Black & White is written by Wes Albers, a real police officer that has served San Diego for more than 20 years and every word of this book makes you feel like you are working a case on the streets. If you want to know what it is really like out there with the real feelings officers everywhere experience, then you need to read Black & White.