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JOEL ENGEL has authored and co-authored more than fifteen book covering topics such as narrative nonfiction, essays, sports, satire, pop culture, biography, and autobiography. One of his books, The Oldest Rookie, was made into the Disney movie, The Rookie. As a former journalist for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other papers and magazines, he reported on everything from politics to hot-air ballooning, pregnancy to cancer research, pop culture to business.
To effect just outcomes the justice system requires that law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges be committed—above all—to doing justice. Those whose allegiance is to winning, regardless of evidence, do the opposite of justice: they corrupt the system. This is the jaw-dropping story of one such corruption and its surprise ending.