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Publisher's Summary

W. E. B. Griffin has captured a worldwide audience with his stunning novels of men and women of outstanding courage. Brotherhood of War revealed the drama and challenge of army life... The Corps explored the proud tradition of the Marines.... Now Badge of Honor takes you behind the scenes of today's urban police force.

A brutal Mafia slaying rocks the city of Philadelphia when the only living witness is revealed - a wealthy debutante involved with the targeted mobster. One of the suspects is a cop, Matt Payne, who unwittingly takes on the ultimate battle between organized crime, upper-class power... and his own police force.

Top cops: listen to another Badge of Honor title.
©1990 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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Excellent drama, disappointing police work.

I enjoyed all the characters, their contrast in wealth and education and the pride they took in their jobs. I also found the lack of cynicism refreshing for a police drama. And the humor, particularly the mayor's was unique and edgy.

What I find lacking is the lack of detail in the police work itself. Nevertheless I flew the story and was only disappointed it ended with a whimper.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The Victim

Another great book from Griffin. The whole badge of honor series is well written showing Griffin's dedication to details and his knowledge of his subject

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Again & Again!!

I never tire of going back to this series for a reread! The characters are great and I love the setting in the early books, 1970's Philadelphia. Growing up in the 70's, I like the setting because it reminds me how things were, especially never being able to get in touch with someone. Life before cell phones. There is a grittiness in the books that comes with the time and Griffin captures the feeling of big city 1970's turmoil. Michael Russotto is also one of my favorite narrators. Some of the characters have similar dialects by Russotto, but his voice is great for the setting and characters.

If you like Griffin's other books, you love this series.

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Satisfyingly unsatisfying

With his ever present minute attention to detail, Grifin spins a take of multiple murders and a wounded socialite. The details of the inner workings of a large metropolitan police department's day to day activities and the political pressures placed on high ranking officers keeps the reader's attention. The ending is both concise and incomplete, unfortunately mirroring the probable reality of real police work. One hopes that the next novel in the series answers the unresolved questions.

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ceylon mckinnis hemet, ca

love and recommend this book to read allot. i was sorry for penny with her drug addiction. wonder if her matt are going to get together? love everyone in the story. even though we knew peeny was the victim in this story. i really wish i could have given it a five star instead of four for the overall of the the story.

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Ridiculous horrible terrible book.

Seriously this book lead you down a path to nowhere. Do not even engage one minutes time honest.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful