Badge of Honor

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,943 ratings

Men in Blue 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.

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  • Book 1

    • Men in Blue

    • Badge of Honor, Book 1
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 347

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tremendous Cop story with Mystery and some Romance

    • By Bevs Mom on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • Special Operations

    • Badge of Honor, Book 2
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    Facing a desperate public, a hostile press, and reluctant witnesses, the Philadelphia Police Department must try and stop a new reign of violence - a terrifying spree of kidnapping and assault that has plunged the city into fear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Lady Bird on 06-16-17

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 3

    • The Victim

    • Badge of Honor, Book 3
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent drama, disappointing police work.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 06-04-14

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 4

    • The Witness

    • Badge of Honor, Book 4
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    The robbery ended in murder, the killers claimed to be terrorists, and the only cooperative witness feared for his life. Police officer Matt Payne knew the dangers of his profession - but never thought that he himself would be the one who needed protection..

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 10-4

    • By Ronald B. Ballard on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 5

    • The Assassin: Badge of Honor, Book 5

    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    A political assassin is ready to make his move. The police department's only clue is a single, perfectly typed bomb threat. And worse yet, the police aren't sure they can trust their own people. In a few short days, the corruption of one cop - and the madness of an assassin - could blow the whole city sky high.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • to me the best

    • By Robert on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 6

    • The Murderers

    • Badge of Honor, Book 6
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    A Philadelphia narcotics cop is shot dead in his home. A bar owner's wife and partner are gunned down during an attempted robbery. And in a beautiful mansion, a young woman dies of a heroin overdose. At first the crimes seem unconnected. But these four deaths are about to trigger a massive convergence of corruption, cops, and the mob that could tear the Philadelphia Police Department apart from the inside out. All the way to the top...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narrator performance of all time

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-14

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 7

    • The Investigators

    • Badge of Honor, Book 7
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    A brutal crime.... A group of urban terrorists.... An investigation of dirty cops.... The leads in these supposedly unconnected cases have become tangled in some very ugly - and dangerous - knots. Now Special Operations detective Matt Payne and his colleagues find themselves fearing not only for their jobs, but also for their very lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The investigators

    • By John on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 8

    • Final Justice

    • A Badge of Honor Novel
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Detective Matt Payne - newly promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Homicide - finds himself in the middle of three major assignments. The first, a fatal shooting at a fast-food restaurant, seems simple, but rapidly becomes complicated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Final Justice - final ending

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-09

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 9

    • The Traffickers

    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    Griffin's popular Badge of Honor police series returns, with a story of murder and lawlessness as compelling as today's headlines. Homicide Sergeant Matthew Payne is used to murder, but lately there's been an awful lot of it in Philadelphia. A gangland shooting in a popular tourist location has left six dead, most of them innocent bystanders, and days later the body of a headless Latina turns up in the Schuykill River.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Griffin books are a favorite... Brick is a brick..

    • By Leo Zimmerman on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 10

    • The Vigilantes

    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    There's a sudden spike in murders in Philadelphia, but no one seems to mind much because the victims all seem to be lowlifes. The more Homicide Sergeant Matthew Payne investigates, however, the more he gets a bad feeling-one that only gets worse when vigilante groups spring up claiming credit for some of the hits, even though Payne knows it can't be true. As the targets get bigger and events start moving out of control, Payne realizes that if he and his colleagues can't figure out who's behind this very soon, the violence could overtake them all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Vigilantes

    • By Jean on 09-02-10

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 11

    • The Last Witness

    • Badge of Honor, Book 11
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    For Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne, investigating a young woman’s murder in a Society Hill home invasion uncovers an ugly underworld - that of Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob. Foreign girls are being smuggled in to work in the sex trade, and now some of them are dying or just disappearing. The trail leads right to Philadelphia - and Payne learns that’s not all. Teenage American girls lured from local foster homes have vanished. And the lone living witness has gone into hiding. He knows it’s got to be connected - but how?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Even Scott Brick could not save this turkey!

    • By Wayne on 11-24-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 12

    • Deadly Assets

    • Badge of Honor Series, Book 12
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    In Philadelphia - suffering among the country's highest murder rates - the tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings - especially those of twenty-seven-year-old Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, the "Wyatt Earp of the Main Line" - and then the committee's combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I am Disappointed

    • By Jean on 08-28-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 13

    • Broken Trust

    • Badge of Honor Series, Book 13
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    Having investigated his share of gruesome murders, Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne is beginning to think nothing can shock him - until the case of a young socialite's death lands on his desk. The Camilla Rose Morgan he'd known as a teenager was beautiful and brilliant - how was it possible she'd jumped to her death from her own balcony? Her brother tells Payne she'd tragically been battling a lifetime of mental demons, and there is plenty of evidence of it, but still...something just doesn't sit right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grew story

    • By Robert on 10-24-16

    Regular price: $24.49