W. E. B. Griffin's best-selling series The Corps and Brotherhood of War have captured the pride and glory of the military community. Now he reveals a city police force with the same unique blend of realism, drama, and action.
A cop has been shot - cold-bloodedly gunned down while trying to prevent a holdup. Regulations say the investigation is to be handled like any other homicide. But when a cop is killed in the line of duty, it is different. And the brotherhood in blue will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice.
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©1988 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2011 Penguin Audio
Griffin AKA Butterworth is well known for his war stories. However, he hits a home run with this COP book. It is set within the Philadelphia Police Department. Griffin does a great job of explaining how the Police feel when one of their own is taken. However, he also shows how the family can be affected as well the public. He adds in a little Romance to go along with the Mystery and he has another book that I could not seem to put down once I started it. As a retired Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff from a small town/county in another state, I feel he must have put in some time in law enforcement to have done such a fantastic job.
At times it was difficult to keep the characters straight. Overall it is a good story and performed very well.
Mystery and Fantasy Lover
I would recommend this book. The story is complete and character studies are set for the beginning of the series.
I don't know. It is a cop series like Sandford's Prey series but doesn't have just one important character.
Peter Wahl. He is well-defined and Michael Russotto read his part as I see Peter in my mind.
This whole series is well started in this book. One becomes involved with the characters like co-workers or family. It is imperative to find out what happens to them next!
I've never read anything of Griffin's that I didn't like. He's an excellent writer. This was written 23 years ago and I did not like it. I don't like the narrator either. I also bought the second book in the series and if it's as bad as this one I will never order the others. I was looking forward to another good series by Griffin but this falls far short of that. Lousy character development which Griffin normally does very well. Very disappointed.
This is my first W.E.B. Griffin book, and likely my last. If you are a fan and convince me otherwise, I'm all ears. Perhaps he grew as an author.
One cannot fault the novel for being somewhat outdated; the pay phone that requires a dime certainly reflects its time of writing. I chuckled a bit at these glimpses back in time, but I read a lot of current fiction that reaches back into history.
What I disliked are the thin, predictable characters. I endured rather than enjoyed Men in Blue.
Another special download from audible.com--first in a series. In this one, the cop falls for the reporter dame, with many undercurrents and in the background of a senior cop shot. I liked it, but believe I'll wait awhile for the second in the series.
scott brick, or someone with some life and acting ability. too bad. i was a huge fan of the other GRiffen series.
The narrator and story line
Yes if a different narrator
Too choppy. simoly reading the book aloud. No personality
Excellent story, but narrator constantly adds "he said", "she said", even when 2 people are alone and talking. He has good enough voice impressions that all that is a distraction.
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