"For aficionados of Maryland's robust culture of organized crime, disorganized crime and political culture, the memoir of legendary investigator Jimmy Cabezas arrives to occupy some essential space. From his early undercover work on Baltimore's Block, the red-light district once home to gambling czars and burlesque queens, to his long campaign with the Maryland State Prosecutor's Office and investigations of corrupt politicians -- up to and including Baltimore's mayor -- Cabezas provides an honest insider's view on the quotidian, unending and always unfinished battle for clean government."
David Simon, executive produce The Wire, The Deuce

Jim Cabezas is a true rarity, someone with a unique story to share. His experiences in law enforcement alone would have made for a terrific read, but his personal battle makes this memoir all the more resonant. Some people say god is in the details, others say it's the devil. Cabezas's life story has both. 
--Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Sunburn --

Jim Cabezas' memoir is a first-hand account of the good and bad of the Baltimore Police Department. Nothing is sugarcoated as he describes scandals inside the department, dating back a half century. This book is a must-read for senior law enforcement leaders and young officers alike.  Widely respected as one of the area's top criminal investigators, Jim Cabezas is an inspiration to those who share his passion to investigate corruption regardless of the consequences.
John J. McEntee, Jr.
Retired Deputy Commissioner,
Baltimore Police Department

“In my half-century in journalism, I’ve never met a finer person, nor a braver one, than Jimmy Cabezas. He is unconquerable, and his life story is remarkable and inspiring. Joan Jacobson’s done a wonderful job telling it.”
Michael Olesker Author and Journalist

A riveting true-life story of a street cop who overcomes blindness to become Maryland’s chief political corruption investigator during one of the darkest days in Baltimore’s history – the downfall of Mayor Sheila Dixon.  James Cabezas is the epitome of honesty and determination who represents the best in law enforcement.   
Robert Rohrbaugh
Former Maryland State Prosecutor