stories document our lives out there, unvarnished truth without
the hype. Sometimes they're brutal, sometimes so sensitive even
the toughest cops bawl like babies. She tells the real police
story. If you want to know what it's like behind the badge,
this is it."
Lt. Dennis Banahan
Chicago Police Dept., Violent Crimes Division,
author of THRESHOLD OF PAIN
intimate tour of the mean streets of Chicago. From the heart-stopping
suspense of undercover work to the hilarious gallows humor of
Chicago's 'Insane Fish,' Gallo paints a powerful portrait of
the city and its protectors. Not to be missed by anyone interested
in the world of cops and crime."
Matt Witten, scriptwriter
for NBC's Law & Order,
and author of GRAND DELUSION
Gallo takes us on a scintillating walk along Chicago's dark
streets. Don't expect the usual bullshit Hollywood version of
police officers. Gallo's cops are as real as fresh blood on
a tenement floor, as chilling as out-gunned undercover cops
in a deadly shootout, as sexy as a woman who could 'jump-start
a dead man.'
If you want to know how cops feel, what they think, what they
really go through on a daily (and nightly) basis, buy this book."
O'Neil De Noux, Homicide
Detective-turned writer, author of the LaStanza series of New
Orleans crime novels and the true-crime book, SPECIFIC INTENT.
onto the street as a cop is risky business, and the most important
thing you carry with you is your 'attitude.' Gallo's got the
'tude and the whole rest of the shebang together in her writing.
She tells the truth about the job and what it's like being a
woman doing it. I hope to swap scenes with Gallo sometime."
Lynda Sue Cooper, former
Colorado police officer and author of TRUE BLUE, AN INSIDER'S
GUIDE TO STREET COPS
Gallo's unwavering voice, bubbling from the hellish underground
of criminality, reminds us just how much we owe to law enforcement.
We wouldn't want to be in Gallo's shoes, but glomming on to
the details secondhand is riveting."
G. Miki Hayden, Murderous
Intent Mystery Magazine, author
of BY REASON OF INSANITY and PACIFIC EMPIRE