Walk the Blue Line

No right, no left—just cops telling their true stories to James Patterson.


By James Patterson

By Matt Eversmann

With Chris Mooney

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This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around February 6, 2023. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

Instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Police officers risk their lives every day to protect and serve our homes, families and communities. Here is “a notable collection of heartfelt stories from the front line told with honesty and compassion” (Kirkus).


These men and women are our eyes. Our ears. Our protectors. Those who wear a badge, doing their best to help people.


These cops serve their communities. They serve their country. They’re in the business of saving lives—even at the risk of their own.


These patrol officers and K9 handlers, sheriffs and detectives, reveal what it’s really like to wear the uniform, to carry the weight of the responsibility they’ve been given.

This is a calling. This is the job.

Walk the Blue Line is the book that the law-enforcement community has been waiting for. These stories showcase the courage, the hurt, the anger and the joy that can be found in every officer’s DNA—and above all, their commitment to making difficult situations a little bit better." —Jim Pasco, Executive Director, National Fraternal Order of Police


  • “Keen insights into the men and women behind the police sirens.  For anyone who has ever wondered what these officers see, how they feel, and why they do it, Walk the Blue Line has the answers. This book will make you think...and it will make you listen.”—Raymond W. Kelly, Former New York City Police Commissioner; Chief Executive Officer, Guardian Group
  • “An unvarnished collection of true stories about the challenges ingrained in the policing profession. James Patterson’s Walk the Blue Line makes you feel like you are literally on the street with these officers as they open up about the most difficult days of their policing careers. This is a must-read.”—Chief Terrence M. Cunningham, (Ret.), Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Walk the Blue Line is the book that the law-enforcement community has been waiting for.These stories showcase the courage, the hurt, the anger and the joy that can be found in every officer’s DNA.” —Jim Pasco, Executive Director, National Fraternal Order of Police

On Sale
Feb 6, 2023
Page Count
400 pages

James Patterson

About the Author

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to schoolkids and over forty million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Learn more at jamespatterson.com

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