LINES AND SHADOWS.

Wambaugh, Joseph.

ISBN 10: 0688026192 / ISBN 13: 9780688026196
Published by New York: Morrow, 1984. dj, 1984
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. An account of the controversial Border Crime Task Force, a squad of San Diego police officers who disguised themselves as aliens to lure the bandits who preyed on those trying to cross the border under the cover of darkness. SIGNED on the title page. 383 pp. Bookmark laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket (tears to upper edge of front cover and lower edge of back cover of dj). Bookseller Inventory # 47337

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Title: LINES AND SHADOWS.

Publisher: New York: Morrow, 1984. dj

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Not since Joseph Wambaugh's best-selling  The Onion Field has there been a true  police story as fascinating, as totally gripping as  . . .Lines And Shadows. The  media hailed them as heroes. Others denounced them  as lawless renegades. A squad of tough cops  called the Border Crime Task Force. A commando team  sent to patrol the snake-infested no-man's-land  south of San Diego. Not to apprehend the thousands of  illegal aliens slipping into the U.S., but to stop  the ruthless bandits who preyed on them  nightly--relentlessly robbing, raping and murdering  defenseless men, women and children. The task force plan  was simple. They would disguise themselves as  illegal aliens. They would confront the murderous  shadows of the night. Yet each time they walked  into the violent blackness along the border, they  came closer to another boundary line--a fragile line  within each man. and crossing it meant destroying  their sanity and their lives.

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"With each book, it seems, Mr. Wambaugh's skill as a writer increases . . . . In Lines And Shadows he gives an off-trail, action-packed true account of police work and the intimate lives of policemen that, for my money, is his best book yet."--The New York Times Book Review.

"A saga of courage, craziness, brutality and humor . . . . One of his best books, comparable to The Onion Field for storytelling and revelatory power."--Chicago Sun-Times

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