“I couldn't put it down…it left me in a state of shock...”
C. R.
San Antonio Police Department
“I respect the author for his audacity, but I'll never look at law enforcement the same way again...”
J. D.
Former Texas Police Officer
“People make such a big deal about steroids in sports, but after reading this book, you'll realize that that should be the least of our worries. This is going on in more police departments than most people think.”
C. F.
Ft. Worth Police Department

Like most true crime books, you never think about the fact that the events would make a great book at the time that they're happening. You're too caught up in the moment. It wasn't until months after these events took place that it even dawned on me that I had just been through an ordeal that few people will ever experience. Replaying the events in my head, I realized that I had a story that some people would be fascinated to hear about. The problem was that I didn't have any experience in writing. I had no idea how to write a book and I then wished that I had paid more attention in my English classes. My stubborn nature prevailed when I finally sat down in front of the computer one day and started pounding away at the keys. I seem to recall that with the exception of a couple bathroom and snack breaks, I didn't emerge from the room for about ten hours.

It took a long time. It took a few years actually. Life has a way of side-tracking you from your goals, but I eventually managed to spit out the finished manuscript. The one thing that kept me focused on the project throughout that time was the fact that this was my story and no one could or would tell it better.

Ironically, the major hurdle I was faced with was the simple fact that this is a true story. While writing this book, a few parts, due to their content and relevancy, had to be slightly altered or omitted, and all names, locations, and dates had to be changed. Because of these alterations, an element of fiction started to push its way into the book. These changes were made so as not to be confusing to the reader or detract from the original storyline, but also to protect the identities of those involved.

So what exactly is true? All the events are true, and the characters in the book are based on real people involved in my life at the time. The conversations are as accurate as one can recall from events that happened years ago. There is no way to recall them verbatim. Some of the conversational dialogue has been made up, but the facts in the dialogue remain true.

Aside from these simple changes, adding fictionalized parts to the book to spice things up was an option, but looking back on everything I went through, I realized the truth made a much more interesting story than I could ever fabricate.