February 07, 2023
4:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. ET
Please join us for a virtual program with New York Times bestselling author James Patterson for his latest book, Walk the Blue Line: No Right, No Left – Just Cops Telling Their True Stories to James Patterson (Publish Date: February 6, 2023). This program will be broadcast on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ReaganFoundation and copies of his book can be pre-purchased through our website’s registration process. During the virtual program, James Patterson will be joined by his co-author, Matt Eversmann.
James Patterson and Matt Eversmann last joined the Reagan Foundation virtually for their book Walk In My Combat Boots, a powerful collection crafted from hundreds of original interviews with soldiers. They’re now back with Walk the Blue Line, stories from patrol officers, K9 handlers, sheriffs and detectives who reveal what it’s really like to wear the uniform, to carry the weight of the responsibility they’ve been given. It’s a book that the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police has called “the book that the law-enforcement community has been waiting for. These stories showcase the courage, the hurt, the anger and the joy that can be found in every officer’s DNA—and above all, their commitment to making difficult situations a little bit better.”
James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. His enduring fictional characters and series include Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and Ali Cross. He was awarded the 2019 National Humanities Medal. The National Book Foundation presented him with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and nine Emmy Awards. US Army First Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Ret.) was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device. His story was immortalized in the epic film, Black Hawk Down, which recounts the harrowing experience.