Deadly Force: In the Streets with the U. S. Marshals

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Bantam Books, Sep 2, 1997 - Social Science - 480 pages
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Carsten Stroud brings a reads-like-a-novel style of journalism to this nonfiction book on the U.S. Marshals' fugitive apprehension unit. In Deadly Force he follows marshal Luke Zitto in his vendetta-like pursuit of two men whose brutal careers in crime turn out to be unexpectedly linked. In going after the "Yellow Man," a hatchet-wielding murderer with ties to organized crime, Zitto will at last find himself in a position to also nail the man who raped a U.S. marshal, a close friend of Frank. But the hurdles he faces in taking down these men lead him to a terrible conclusion: at least one of them is being secretly protected by the U.S. government.



Stroud's gripping prose turns this tale of urban warriors and predators into a classic of law enforcement.

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Deadly force: in the streets with the U. S. Marshals

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Founded in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the oldest law enforcement agency in the United States. In this book, Stroud (Iron Brave, LJ 11/15/94) attempts to provide an inside story of ... Read full review

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While the story had potential, the author seemed to go overboard with his descriptions. Author seems to be trying too hard. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Carsten Stroud is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Close Pursuit" & the award-winning "Sniper's Moon", both set in the world of the NYPD. He lives in Thunder Beach.

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