Lines Shadows Author:Joseph Wambaugh The media hailed them as heroes. Others denounce them as renegades who overstepped the shadowy boundary between law and justice. They were the Border Crime Task Force, a squad of San Diego police officers who nightly prowled the explosive international border. Their mission was to stalk the ruthless bandits who preyed upon the thousands of illeg... more »al aliens crossing from Mexico into the United States under cover of darkness. The police disguised themselves as aliens to lure the bandits into open - a ruse that proved all too effective as they confronted the murderous shadows of the night.
In this tre story of lawmen and bandits, Wambaugh re-creates the myth of the western hero - the isolation and exhilaration of a handful of men attempting to tame a strange and dangerous frontier. But as the mission envelopes their lives, their loves, even their sanity, the true border proves to be within each man: that sinister line a few men dare to cross at utter peril« less