Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp--a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp--offers an exclusive and fascinating behind the scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role inthe nation's development for more than two hundred years. Mike Earp spent his career with the U.S. Marshals Service, reaching the number three position in the organization's hierarchy before he retired. In this fascinating, eye opening book, written with the service's full cooperation, he shares his experiences and takes us on a fascinating tour of this extraordinary organization, the oldest, the most effective, and the most dangerous branch of American law enforcement, and the least known.