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. Download and start listening now!