Author Bruce Henderson and award-winning photographer Phil Nelson, unmask the city of Compton, CA and its cops to reveal a side of street crime most never see.
"A personalized account of...riding in a black-and-white in a high-crime area…There’s always something happening—always somebody with a story to tell." (Los Angeles Times)In 1974, Compton, California, had the highest per capita crime rate in the nation. That didn’t stop #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Bruce Henderson, then a young, idealistic newspaper reporter, from spending the summer riding with the Compton police. His journalistic accounts of the day-to-day activities he witnessed is not mild—retelling dramatic, violent, and at times humorous incidents. Featuring illuminating pictures from award-winning photographer Phil Nelson, Henderson unmasks the city and its cops and to reveal a side of street crime most never see."They bust a lot of ass in Compton. It’s a tough city that is a virtual powder keg…For the police, the streets are a battlefield and working on any shift is like going to war." —Los Angeles Free Press"You don’t put down GHETTO COPS once you pick it up. Bruce Henderson puts flesh and blood on policemen with all the drama of fiction, yet this is a true story and thus carries a special realness." —Livermore (CA) Independent
Bruce Henderson is the author of more than twenty nonfiction books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller And the Sea Will Tell, a true story of murder on a South Seas island that became a highly-rated television miniseries, and Fatal North: Murder and Survival on the First North Pole Expedition, winner of a national book award. He lives in Menlo Park, California. Find Bruce on the web at: www.brucehendersonbooks.com, on Twitter at @BHendersonBooks, and Facebook as AuthorBruceHenderson.