Behind Her Miami Badge: Undercover, the Cocaine Wars, and Life in the Fast Lane by Floy TurnerBehind Her Miami Badge: Undercover, the Cocaine Wars, and Life in the Fast Lane by Floy Turner

Behind Her Miami Badge: Undercover, the Cocaine Wars, and Life in the Fast Lane

byFloy Turner, Sherrie Clark

Paperback | December 15, 2015

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"As a woman who worked as a federal law enforcement officer for 20 years in Miami, I couldn't put BEHIND HER MIAMI BADGE down till I read it all." Vicki Mellon, FBI Special Agen, Ret.

"This book and story take you on a ride along that can only be seen and understood by personal experience until now. Enjoy the ride. I know I did." Stephen M. Daley, M.Ed, CEO/Founder radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education

Miami's vice cops, move over. There’s a new sheriff in town, rather a feisty Florida Highway Patrol Trooper named Floy Turner, who juggles motherhood with fighting crime. With refreshing authenticity and transparency, Turner doesn't hold back as she tells her stranger-than-fiction, true-to-life anecdotes of what goes on behind the badge in drug-ridden 1980s Miami when cocaine was king and her town housed one of the major drug hubs in the country. Whether it’s Turner’s first night on patrol facing the barrel of a gun, the Bloodiest Day in FBI History, hilarious undercover assignments, conversing with infamous serial killer Aileen Wournos, personally and professionally experiencing the wrath of Hurricane Andrew, and fighting the Miami cocaine wars with the DEA, FBI, and FDLE, BEHIND HER MIAMI BADGE: UNDERCOVER, THE COCAINE WARS, AND LIFE IN THE FAST LANE is an action-packed page-turner that will bring tears to your eyes, either from laughing so hard at the humor or crying from the tragedies.

FLOY TURNER began her twenty-five-year career in law enforcement in Miami during the volatile cocaine-wars era as a trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol. After eleven years in this position, she served as a special agent with the elite Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for the next fourteen years. She has been assigned to...
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Title:Behind Her Miami Badge: Undercover, the Cocaine Wars, and Life in the Fast LaneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:318 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.71 inPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:Storehouse Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943106029

ISBN - 13:9781943106028

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Table of Contents

1-From a Dream to Reality; 2-Welcome to Miami North; 3-Trooper on Her Own; 4-Field Training Officer; 5-The DUI Task Force; 6-Back to Patrol Life; 7-Undercover with Rest-Area Comprehensive Enforcement; 8-The Beginning of the Felony Drug Interdiction Team; 9-Shifting Gears; 10-Cocaine Wars; 11-Heavenly Angels; 12-Hurricane Andrew's Colossal Blowout; 13-My Final Trooper Days; About the Author: Floy Turner: About the Author: Sherrie Clark

Editorial Reviews

"Turner's pursuit of justice reminds you that this is a 'cop' book, but her sense of humor and compassion shows her human and vulnerable side. You'll have no choice but to bond to Turner as she takes you on the roller-coaster ride of police work." GARY MARTIN HAYS, Attorney, Best-Selling Author, TV & Radio Show Host"Floy Turner's memoir is outstanding. Her war stories are often humorous and always illuminating, a darn good read." PETER SWANSON, Newspaper & Magazine Editor"Get ready to be entertained and inspired. Clark and Turner are successful in their first book in their Badges trilogy." JANE DOUGHERTY-MCGOWAN, Police Officer, Ret., NYPD"BEHIND HER MIAMI BADGE is an action-filled page-turner." ANNA RODRIGUEZ, Author, Founder & Executive Director, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking"Everyone knows that cops tell the best stories, and Turner can keep up with the best of them." LISSA UDELL, Special Agent, Fla. Dept. of Law Enforcement"As a woman who worked as a federal law enforcement officer for 20 years in Miami, I couldn't put BEHIND HER MIAMI BADGE down until I read it all." VICKI MELLON, Special Agent, Ret., FBI"Refreshingly insightful and the non-fictionalized rendering of law enforcement life. Turner and Clark were there, made their bones, and were members of the vanguard that made women in law enforcement what it is today. A great read!" ALAN P. WOLOCHUK, Deputy Chief, Ret., Calif. Highway Patrol"This book and story take you on a ride along that can only be seen and understood by personal experience until now. Enjoy the ride. I know I did." STEPHEN M. DALEY, M.Ed, CEO/Founder radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education"Turner has delivered an exceptional read which is not only for the crime story lover but also for those wanting to know the people behind those stories. Turner will draw you in, waiting to see what's next. BEHIND HER MIAMI BADGE will keep you reading. This is one book you won't want to put down." JENNI THOMPSON, Former FBI Intelligence Analyst"Miami's most intriguing historical period comes to life again as Turner transports you behind her badge. The vivid, entertaining storytelling will leave you laughing, crying, and page turning for more." DIANE BODIE, Sr. Agent, Ret., So. Carolina Law Enforcement Div."Be ready to strap in and ride along with Turner as she provides a realistic, emotional, and deeply personal view of what it means to be a law enforcement officer. I recommend this book to all considering a career as a police officer." BILL KEARNEY, Author, Co-Owner, WBKEARNEY & Assoc./EQYP"BEHIND HER MIAMI BADGE is a factual accounting by Floy Turner. Her reflections will make you laugh, make you cry, and will inspire you. A quick and brilliant read." TRISH ENGLAND, State Trooper, Ret., Fla. Highway Patrol"BEHIND HER MIAMI BADGE is a gripping, honest memoir of a housewife with a taste for crime shows and adventure who decides to turn cop in the early eighties. Her ultimate rise is nothing short of inspiring. Turner doesn't leave out the gritty, hilarious, sad, bittersweet details on her journey to succeed in a male -dominated profession." JILLIANE HOFFMAN, Best-Selling Author"Turner describes in precise detail the ambiance of not only the physical environment but the emotional environment as well." REBECCA THARPE, State Trooper, Ret., Fla. Highway Patrol" BEHIND HER MIAMI BADGE should be read by every woman considering a career in law enforcement and by every woman who has been in law enforcement." JAYNE WEST, Detective, Ret., Miami-Dade Co. Police Dept." Floy Turner writes honestly and authentically about the challenges she overcame and the bad guys she apprehended!" JON JEFFERSON of the bestselling crime-fiction duo "Jefferson Bass"