Busting Bad Guys.

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Busting Bad Guys

Mark Langan

MTL838, LLC

c/o Concierge Marketing Inc.

9780991311019, $19.95, 328pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: In "Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers and Ladies of the Night", Sergeant Mark Langan relives his front-row seat working the seamier side of crime during his decorated twenty-six-year career from youngest rookie in 1978 to narcotics sergeant on the Omaha Police force. Langan caught bold burglars who silently entered homes to get thrills off of touching sleeping victims. He hit bookie joints in smoke-filled bars, squeezed snitches for information, and arrested prostitutes and their everyday "Johns" in dangerous downtown alleys.

Langan worked his way up the ranks to command undercover narcotics operations in the 1980s when sinister LA gangbangers invaded Omaha and claimed neighborhoods to sell crack. In his celebrated career, Langan felt the gut-wrenching pain of innocent children caught inside the wicked world of drugs and crime, their "safe" worlds shattered when the battering ram knocked down their doors-their cries haunt him every day. And two players from his past reemerge in startling ways. Busting Bad Guys delivers a graphic and authentic look...

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