The Man Who Paid His Way Author:Walt Sheldon WANTED: One tough and honest cop! FOUND: Detective Robert Cator of the Pacific City Police force, the dynamically human hero of Walt Sheldon's fast-paced novel. this is a hard and dramatic story laced with realistic dialogue. It shows the soul of a crooked police dept under a third degree spotlight. — Det. Robert Cator is no fool. He can see what... more »'s going on around him in Pacific City's police force; he knows what the score is. But he also knows what his own score is and the values he feels he must follow. Being honest when his superiors accept graft as part of "getting along in life" is not a simple matter. Cator's in for big trouble.
Fresh from the Korean battlefields and determined to give a good try at straightening out some of the worlds' mistakes, he runs smack into the "what-the-hell" attitude of a police force whose glory-happy Captain and dandified Lt. have long ago accepted the corruption around them.
How to stay honest and believe his is right is Cator's nightmare. He tries, he falters, he meets brutality in kind. Woven into his story is that of Leah, an attractive and cynical parolee, who becomes Cator's greatest help and yet his strongest temptation.
This is a story which will disturb you and at the same time make you proud tha we have a few Robert Cators in America.
His story is no gats-guts-and-gams detective yarn. It's a complex character study and a novel of great impact.« less