Into the Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force [NOOK Book]

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Praise for Into the Kill Zone

"Puts the reader in the cop's shoes, and indeed behind the trigger."
National Review Online

"Into the Kill Zone is a startling and important book—a stark,no-holds-barred journey into the minds of the people who have madethe ultimate decision. Klinger's prose captures the adrenaline, emotion, and split-second decisions his subjects faced in the field."
—Christopher Whitcomb, ...

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Into the Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force

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Overview

Praise for Into the Kill Zone

"Puts the reader in the cop's shoes, and indeed behind the trigger."
National Review Online

"Into the Kill Zone is a startling and important book—a stark,no-holds-barred journey into the minds of the people who have madethe ultimate decision. Klinger's prose captures the adrenaline, emotion, and split-second decisions his subjects faced in the field."
—Christopher Whitcomb, author, Cold Zero: Inside the F.B.I. Hostage Rescue Team

"Police, military, and those who love them; military andpolice history readers; and readers of popular fiction should all readthis book. Future depictions of combat should and will be heldagainst the standard set by Into the Kill Zone."
—Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, author, On Killing

"This book is a must-read for every police officer, policeexecutive, and member of the general public who wants to know what it's really like to shoot someone. From the gritty, piercingly painfulopening to the haunting, solemn ending, Into the Kill Zone reads likea novel and is almost impossible to put down."
—Daryl F. Gates, chief of Los Angeles Police Department, retired

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118429761
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 178,630
  • File size: 584 KB

Meet the Author

David Klinger is a former police officer who teaches criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is a highly regarded trainer and lecturer to police organizations across the country. He has appeared on the Today show, Chris Matthews' Hard Ball, Geraldo Rivera, and the History Channel.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 Choosing the Badge and Gun.

2 Basic Training.

3 Holding Fire.

4 Pulling the Trigger.

5 When the Smoke Clears.

Epilogue.

Glossary.

Notes.

About the Author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2004

    You gotta read this book

    From the very first sentences of this book: 'Edward Randolph was twenty-six years old when I killed him. I was twenty-three' to the last paragraph, this is a non-stop action ride through the kill zone. It's the kind of book you can pick up and start reading in the middle (It's basically a collection of cops telling stories about shootings they were involved in; what they were doing, how it went down, what it was like for them afterwards) and be pretty sure you're going to elevate your pulse by the time you're done. If you want to know what it's like to be in a dark alley at 2 in the morning with a punk aiming a shotgun at your head-- or if you want to know what it's like to have to live with the consequences of shooting a 13 year old kid holding a water pistol, buy this book. It's the next best thing to sitting in a coffee shop at 3 in the morning and listening to the cops tell the stories themselves. If you like true crime, or action and suspense novels, try kill zone-- it's the real deal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2004

    Awesome!

    This book is definately one of a kind. It tells the stories of officers involved in shootings, from their days of the academy to the days they shoot someone. It speaks of different officers sharing their experiences with shootings. This book is as realistic as it comes! I recommend this book to anyone and everyone, regardless if you are an officer or not, this book is for everyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 29, 2012

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