Behind the Badge: Her Story (Paperback)
In the Spring of 2002, thirty-one-year-old Antoinette Bostic, an African American woman raising three daughters on her own, graduates from the Detroit Police Academy as Officer Bostic - Badge #3641 to serve and protect one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S.
In lieu of the struggles, while having to identify with the dangerous perception of an "angry black woman with a badge and a gun." Antoinette's childhood dreams of being a Detroit Homicide Detective solving cold cases were on the verge of becoming a reality to make her mark as a police officer.
Working Vice as an undercover prostitute decoying on Detroit's unforgiving streets, rookie cop Antoinette Bostic navigates through the seedy sex trafficking underworld, only to be swept into a cyclone of scandal, political corruption, and the cross-hairs of an infamous stripper party at the mayor's Manoogian Mansion. Focused on survival, she discovers the truth of a relentless stalker's sadistic plan of attack and that the good old Boys Club and The Blue Code of Silence bleeds into politics and the church-challenging her faith and focus. Under the reign of notorious mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.Detroit is on the brink of ruin. And it just might take Officer Bostic down with it.
Detroit, a city rich in industry, capitalism, culture, and faith institutions is now in need of redemption and salvation-and so is one of its dedicated officers. Antoinette, took an oath serve and protect, but when se, lies and homicide threaten her family, her sanity and ultimately her life ⸺ who's going to protect and save her?