The streets have never been easy and John Hatch has worked the beat in the toughest part of San Diego for longer than most cops have been dreaming of the job. When a call from Dispatch sends him to a gruesome murder scene, his gut tells him there’s something more to learn than the homicide team uncovers. But Hatch is a street cop, not a detective, and he’s got trouble enough with his hot-headed new partner, a rookie sergeant, and the disaster that is his personal life.
A chip at a time, the burdens of the job take their toll as he faces the daily reality of the streets – the druggies and wife beaters, cheaters and crooks – who remind him how short life really is, and how impossible it is to live well in a world where bad things are sometimes inevitable. In the end, no matter what kind of cop you try to be, whether you opt for the straight road or the easy path, survival has a price and nothing is as Black and White as you’d like it to be.
|Publisher:||L amp; R Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)|
About the Author
Wes Albers began his law enforcement career in the 1980s. His work draws on more than two decades with the San Diego Police Department, first as a patrolman, then as a sergeant. In addition to his position as Detective Sergeant in charge of border investigations, he serves as Director of the Southern California Writers' Conferences in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs.
What People are Saying About This
Gritty and rewarding . . . A top-notch cop novel. Watch out, Joseph Wambaugh. (Gayle Lynds, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Book of Spies)
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 Phillips, author of The Underbelly)
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 of San Diego)