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Blending history and memoir, retired US 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 US 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, US marshals aren’t responsible for investigating or prosecuting crimes. They pursue and arrest the most dangerous criminal offenders on US 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, and gun runners.

Setting his own experiences within the long history of the US 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “The extraordinary exploits of the US Marshals Service is one of the great untold stories of law enforcement. These are the people who stand in front of a thousand doors without knowing who—or what—is waiting for them on the other side. The stories in Mike Earp’s book convey the drama, the humor, and sometimes the tragedy that deputies see on the job every single day. The structure of American law enforcement has changed significantly in the last two decades—and US Marshals tells that story for the first time.”

    Brian Dennehy, award-winning actor and honorary deputy US marshal

  • “Mike Earp offers a unique look into our nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, the United States Marshals. These dedicated warriors are a quiet cadre of unique man hunters who are doing courageous, unparalleled work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and then some. This book is a fast-paced, action-packed look at why you sleep peacefully in your beds at night.”

    Chief Inspector Lenny DePaul, former commander of the US Marshals’ New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force, and star of A&E’s Manhunters

  • “A swift-moving history of and tribute to officers who are ‘out there at all hours of the day and night, kicking down doors, stopping vehicles, and arresting heinous fugitives.’”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Mike Earp retired as the third-highest-ranking official in the US Marshals Service in January 2012, after twenty-nine years of service. As the associate director for operations, he supervised all operational divisions and programs of the agency. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.