||Brave Hearts takes you inside the hearts and minds of fifteen police officers as they go about the difficult task of protecting people from harm. Whether gathering intelligence to stop a terrorist attack, conducting an international narcotics investigation, working undercover to get illegal weapons off the streets, tracking a serial murderer, ending a gun battle, or mediating a domestic dispute, the men and women in Brave Hearts give new life to the word heroic. The author's long term relationships with the police and her unusual access to the people who work in this insular and isolated profession has enabled her to take us on a unique and startling voyage into the trenches of the law enforcement world. You will feel the tragic aftermath of 9/11 as first responders to the disaster share their stories never told before. You will gain unique insight as the women talk frankly about how their experiences working in the alpha-male world of the police. You will be there as officers cope with unimaginable violence, cruelty and sadness. And you will learn about the love and affection that develops between people who depend on each other, at times, for their very lives. If you read Brave Hearts, you will understand why people across the country are saying this book changed the way they feel about their police officers.