By W.E.B. Griffin
W.E.B. Griffin's bestselling sequence, THE CORPS and BROTHERHOOD OF struggle, have captured the delight and glory of the army group. Now he unearths a urban police strength with a similar targeted combination of realism, drama, and motion. listed below are the courageous women and men in the back of the badge as you may have by no means noticeable them before--their hopes and fears, their braveness and heroism, sparked by way of a unmarried, stunning occasion: the killing of a cop within the line of accountability.
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He had part anticipated Matt to return out to Wallingford final evening, and, disenchanted that he hadn't, had thought of calling him. in spite of everything he had made up our minds that it might be top if Matt got here to him, as he felt certain he may, in his personal stable time. He went within the outer workplace and resisted the temptation to place his palms round Matt. "Well, strong morning," he stated. "If i am throwing your agenda in disarray, Dad--" Matt stated. "There's not anything on my time table, is there, Irene? " "Nothing that will not wait," she acknowledged. "Go on in, Matt," Payne stated, gesturing towards his workplace. "I've received to step down the hall a second, after which i will be with you. " He waited until eventually Matt used to be within after which advised Irene Craig that she used to be to carry all calls. "It's vital. You heard approximately Captain Moffitt? " "I did not comprehend what to claim to him," she stated. "So I acknowledged not anything. " "I imagine a notice of condolence will be so as whilst he comes out," Payne acknowledged, after which went in his place of work and closed the door. Matt used to be sitting at the fringe of an old cherrywood chair, resting his elbows on his knees. "I'm very sorry approximately your uncle Dick, Matt," Brewster Payne acknowledged. "He used to be a good guy, and that i know the way shut you have been. apart from that, i've got no comforting phrases. It was once mindless, brutal, unspeakable. " Matt checked out him, began to say whatever, replaced his brain, and stated whatever else: "I simply joined the police division. " My God! he isn't joking! "That used to be particularly surprising, wasn't it? " Brewster Payne acknowledged. "What concerning the Marine Corps? i assumed you have been less than a four-year legal responsibility to them? " "I busted the physical," Matt acknowledged. "The marines don't need me. " "When did that take place? " "A week or so ago," Matt stated. "My fault. while I went to the naval medical institution, the surgeon requested me why did not I take the flight actual, I by no means knew whilst i would are looking to attempt for flight institution. So I took it, and the attention exam used to be extra thorough than it should were for a grunt fee, and so they came upon it. " "Found what? " "It had a few Latin identify, of course," Matt acknowledged. "And it can by no means trouble me, however the usa Marine Corps cannot take any probabilities. i am out. " "You did not say anything," Brewster Payne stated. "I'm no longer precisely pleased with being a 4-F," Matt acknowledged. "I simply . . . didn't wish to. " "Perhaps the military or the air strength would not be so particular," Brewster Payne stated. "It does not paintings that manner, Dad," Matt acknowledged. "I have already got a brand-new 4-F draft card. " "Think that via, Matt," Brewster Payne acknowledged. "You could be embarrassed, or ashamed, merely of items over that you have keep an eye on. there isn't any cause in any respect that you can think in any respect reduced by way of this. " "I'll recover from it," Matt stated. "It seriously is not an outstanding cause to behave impulsively," Brewster Payne acknowledged. "Nor, he hesitates so as to add, yet is pondering, is the truth that Uncle Dick obtained himself shot a very strong cause to behave rapidly; for instance, becoming a member of the police strength. " "The safety rests," Brewster Payne acknowledged, softly. "Actually, i used to be considering it prior to Uncle Dick was once killed," Matt acknowledged.