Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp—a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp—offers an exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nation’s development for more than two hundred years.
Mike Earp spent his career with the U.S. Marshals Service, reaching the number three position in the organization’s hierarchy before he retired. In this fascinating, eye-opening book, written with the service’s full cooperation, he shares his experiences and takes us on a fascinating tour of this extraordinary organization—the oldest, the most effective, and the most dangerous branch of American law enforcement, and the least known.
Unlike their counterparts in the police and the FBI, U.S. Marshals aren’t responsible for investigating or prosecuting crimes. They pursue and arrest the most dangerous criminal offenders on U.S. soil, an extraordinarily hazardous job often involving gun battles and physical altercations. Earp takes us back to the service’s early days, explaining its creation and its role in the border wars that helped make continental expansion possible. He brings to life the gunslingers and gunfights that have made the Marshals legend, and explores the service’s role today integrating federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the hunt for the most notorious criminals—terrorists, drug lords, gun runners.
Setting his own experiences within the long history of the U.S. Marshals service, Earp offers a moving and illuminating tribute to the brave marshals who have dedicated their lives to keeping the nation safe.
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About the Author
David Fisher is the author of more than fifteen New York Times bestsellers.
Table of Contents
Foreword Chief Inspector Lenny DePaul vii
1 The New Star of Law Enforcement 26
2 "Take No Guff, Give No Slack, Hook 'Em, Book 'Em, and Don't Look Back." 89
3 On the Right Side of the Tracks: Finding Fugitives 134
4 Details They'll Tell 197
5 May the Task Force Be Watching You 260
6 Arresting Developments 323
7 The Deadly Tradition 391
8 The Running Game 451
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story is compelling and I could not put the book down. The story about the tenacity of the Deputies to arrest the "Bad Guys" is unknown to the public. These guys go to work everyday and give their all! The stories in the book make this trait obvious to the reader. This is one federal agency that give the tax payer a "BANG" for the hard earned tax dollars. Grear read; great stories; and a must read for anyone thinking go becoming a Deputy Marshal.
This was not only an informative book, but very well done and interesting.From the history of the U.S. Marshals to the every day work. There are not very many books I do not want to put down, and wish they would not end, but this is one of them.