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Men in Blue: Badge of Honor, Book 1 | [W. E. B. Griffin]

Men in Blue: Badge of Honor, Book 1

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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Publisher's Summary

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.

Top cops: listen to another Badge of Honor title.

©1988 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    C. Sanborn Alabama USA 10-08-12
    C. Sanborn Alabama USA 10-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Tremendous Cop story with Mystery and some Romance"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ANNETTE BREWSTER, NEW YORK, United States 03-13-12
    ANNETTE BREWSTER, NEW YORK, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story."

    At times it was difficult to keep the characters straight. Overall it is a good story and performed very well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Novel Reader Jackson, MS 12-07-12
    Novel Reader Jackson, MS 12-07-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Really good series!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. The story is complete and character studies are set for the beginning of the series.


    What other book might you compare Men in Blue to and why?

    I don't know. It is a cop series like Sandford's Prey series but doesn't have just one important character.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Russotto – was your favorite?

    Peter Wahl. He is well-defined and Michael Russotto read his part as I see Peter in my mind.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Char Omaha, NE, United States 02-07-11
    Char Omaha, NE, United States 02-07-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Boring"

    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.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Edmond, OK, United States 07-04-13
    Susan Edmond, OK, United States 07-04-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Blah."

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    George SANTA FE, NM, United States 05-26-13
    George SANTA FE, NM, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2004
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    "The Cop & The Blonde Reporter"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    andrew hidden hills, california, United States 01-18-14
    andrew hidden hills, california, United States 01-18-14 Member Since 2007
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    "mr russotto and i do not get along"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    scott brick, or someone with some life and acting ability. too bad. i was a huge fan of the other GRiffen series.


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    Stephen Lebanon, CT, United States 05-22-13
    Stephen Lebanon, CT, United States 05-22-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Not worth the price"
    What disappointed you about Men in Blue?

    The narrator and story line


    Would you be willing to try another book from W. E. B. Griffin? Why or why not?

    Yes if a different narrator


    How could the performance have been better?

    Too choppy. simoly reading the book aloud. No personality


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Quincy, WA, United States 02-25-13
    Frank Quincy, WA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What aspect of Michael Russotto’s performance would you have changed?

    As above.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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