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

Read by Corey Carthew

Read by Cody Roberts

Read by Melissa Matthews

Read by Inés del Castillo

Read by Robb Moreira

Read by Ori Bitter

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Walk in My Combat Boots: true-life stories from the men and women who protect and serve our homes, families and communities.


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
Hachette Audio

James Patterson

About the Author

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, ten Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

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