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A peaceful summer night is shattered by gunfire as an unseen assailant tries to murder police officer John Busby. Though horribly wounded, Busby survives. But the perpetrator remains at large, meaning neither Busby, nor his wife, nor their three children are safe.

In separate chapters John and his daughter, Cylin, who was nine at the time, recount the story of that year. John writes graphically, and movingly, of his wounds, his pain, his multiple surgeries, and his rage. Cylin tells their story from a child’s point of view, sharing vivid memories of confusion, loss of friends, and the struggle to build a new life.

Together, father and daughter craft an unforgettable picture of fear, of police corruption, and of a malignant thug who no one dares to cross. Yet their story is also one of redemption and recovery, and ultimately of hope and healing.

©2008 Busby Ross, Inc. (P)2012 Full Cast Audio

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Heartbreaking. Justice just out of reach.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, perfect example of how bad things happen when good men stand by and do nothing. The man who shot John Busby got by with it because he was a bully who scared others into LETTING him get by with it all.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me feel sorry for the family, made me appreciate those who take public service seriously and made me MAD as hell at those who stand by and do nothing.

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absolutely awesome

There story is truly a sad and frustrating one to listen to. the book itself is great and the lessons they learn and tell about throughout the story is even better. Really do hope they get the justice they all deserve one day.