S.W.A.T.: Blue Knights in Black Armor [NOOK Book]

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This highly charged and entertaining novel will give the reader a sustained look inside the world of SWAT. SWAT operators are modern knights, who strive to be the best of the best, and are called upon 24-7 to strap on their black armor and venture calmly into places others run screaming out of. Officer Dan McCarthy, Sergeant Dave Compton, Randy Stammos, Gary Carpenter, and the incorrigible Stanley Brockman will meet a variety of deadly challenges as well as a determined and especially vicious adversary, Harley ...
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Overview

This highly charged and entertaining novel will give the reader a sustained look inside the world of SWAT. SWAT operators are modern knights, who strive to be the best of the best, and are called upon 24-7 to strap on their black armor and venture calmly into places others run screaming out of. Officer Dan McCarthy, Sergeant Dave Compton, Randy Stammos, Gary Carpenter, and the incorrigible Stanley Brockman will meet a variety of deadly challenges as well as a determined and especially vicious adversary, Harley David Slade, who has taken the term “War on Drugs” literally. You will be introduced to the courageous SWAT Officer Maddy Brown who, along with her fellow SWAT team members, will be physically and emotionally tested to the limits in this second book in the McCarthy series. Open the book, take a deep breath, and read the police novel that real cops read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620260012
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 727,361
  • File size: 840 KB

Meet the Author

“Lt. Dan” Marcou is a highly decorated police officer who spent thirty-three years in the profession. He was the 2004 ASP SWAT Officer of the Year for his effective response to a call where a subject had opened fire killing innocents with an UZI machine gun. Marcou is able to weave his stories so realistically because he has witnessed firsthand the pain of victims, the cruelty of perpetrators, as well as the undaunted courage of his fellow officers that is often ignored by the media and taken for granted by the communities they serve. His first novel, The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop, received a five-star rating by Barnes and Noble and was read by police officers world-wide. SWAT: Blue Knights in Black Armor promises to make Dan Marcou’s novels the literary standard for realistic police fiction.
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As always, when Sergeant David Compton entered the room, the kidding around and activity ended, and everyone sat up, took out a pen, and readied themselves for what “the man” had to say. Sergeant David Compton was a shift sergeant who made things happen. He did it by leading from the front, beside, and behind, and he would always be in the best place when and where he was needed. He was as reliable as a Swiss watch and twice as tough.
“Tonight, I want the SWAT team to get your reports done early. We will be serving a warrant toward the end of shift. I will fill you in later,” began Compton.
Compton then paused for effect and said, “Listen up! The next item is for everyone. For the thirty-plus years I have been a cop, periodically someone gets the idea to work a car-deer accident and fill out a state accident report indicating that it is a fatality and one Jane Doe was the deceased victim. This has happened over and over again throughout my career. I am quite certain it has been happening for as long as there have been cars and deer running into them and, of course, accident reports and cops who like to get a laugh at the sergeant’s expense. In each of these cases the investigating officer thought it was the funniest idea in the world until their sergeant did not laugh. In fact, the sergeant did not laugh with extreme prejudice. In our most recent case, the jolly jokester turned the report in. The report was signed by the sergeant and sent to records. It was logged in by records and sent to the state. It was logged in by the state, and La Claire was reported to have one more traffic fatality last year than they should have had. The State of Wisconsin had one more fatality than they should have had. The mistake has now been discovered, and who can tell me, this is for a free soda now, guys and ladies, who can tell me how many are laughing now?” asked Compton, looking around.
Stanley Brockman raised his hand and Compton called on him, “Go ahead, Stanley. How many people are laughing?”
“Well, Sergeant, I want the free soda, so I’m going to say none,” said the incorrigible Stanley Brockman.
“You are correct, Stanley, but since you clearly have something else on your mind and I do not want you to feel compelled to interrupt in your effort to share, go ahead and say it,” Compton said holding his hands up in the air and motioning as if he was conducting and orchestra.
“Well, Sergeant, I know the answer is none, and that is my final answer, but… I still think it is pretty fucking funny,” said Brockman, and everyone in the room was laughing the painful restrained, compressed, and contained laugh.
“Stanley, you are correct again, but since everyone knows who did this and I cannot say,” Compton directed the orchestra once again…
Nearly everyone in the room recited, “Jared Jackson.”
“And everyone knows exactly how many days off the offending unnamed officer received without pay, which I am, once again, not inclined to say,” Compton directed the orchestra once more.
Again, nearly everyone present recited, “Five days no pay.”
Compton then completed his oratory, “Therefore, this is officially not funny. Remember, once a report gets turned in to records, signed, it is an official document. It can be supplemented but not tossed. Save humor for other venues. God knows there are enough opportunities to be funny in this life besides official police reports.”
“Amen,” said the union president, who had to fight to keep Jared Jackson from losing his job. “Heads almost rolled on this one guys.”
“Unofficially, it always has been and continues to be fucking hilarious,” said Brockman. “In case this is my last line-up, I do not want to go to meet St. Peter with a lie on my lips.”
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Prologue     1
"My Friends Call Me Stumpy"     7
No Prisoners     20
"Do You Do Shirts?"     38
"We Did It!"     49
Madison Brown     54
"I'll Be OK, But I'm Shot"     61
Dark Dreams     69
"Hey, You People, Get Back Over There!"     73
Debrief. Hindsight Is 20-20     86
Perspective     93
Gun!     106
"They're Cute When They're Little"     111
Man's Gift to Himself: Honor     119
"Cease Fire!"     127
Rush To Judgment     139
La Crosse. God's Country     147
The Press Conference     160
Drive Through Service     168
"Phu Bai in July"     174
"Thank God, It's Da Po-leese"     182
Armed and Dangerous     188
"He's a Hard Nut To Crack"     194
"He's Shooting People!"     207
The Ice Man Cometh     217
"Damn, 9 Iron Instead of a 9 mm"     227
"Fuckin'McCarthy"     235
The Barking Dog     243
Dawn     256
Marine     260
Epilogue: Blue Knight in Black Armor     271
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    Blue Knights In Black Armor is 'A Great Read!'

    I loved 'The Calling. The Making of a Veteran Cop,' which was Dan Marcou's first book. I really loved, 'Swat. Blue Knights in Black Armor. The story was great, the action was realistic. Finally a book where the good guys are good and the bad guys are bad. I can't wait for 'Lt. Dan's next book.' I am a cop and this was a great police story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2008

    All Police Officers Should Read This Book

    This book held my attention from the start. The action was real and the story was compelling. I am a cop and this story was told by a cop that has been there and done it. I strongly recommend this book to all police officers and anyone interested in what cops are really doing out there on the streets.

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