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Patrolling the Heart of the West

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Grassroots Books

660 East Grove Street

Reno, NV 89502

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BOOK SIGNING + Q&A

Join us for a Book Signing and Q&A with officer-turned-author Steve Raabe.

True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper

For decades, Raabe served as a state trooper and Traffic Accident Reconstruction expert in the remote deserts of north central Nevada, and as a sergeant and lieutenant in the Reno area. Along the way, he patrolled some of the most desolate and dangerous highways in America.

Alone in the remote Nevada desert, miles from any backup, he was forced to contend with murderers, thieves, perverts, dope peddlers, and the occasional runaway train.

"Steve Raabe remembers what it's like being the only trooper for 100 miles in any direction, watchfully patrolling the far-flung reaches of rural Nevada," noted The Record Courier.

Packed with humor, tragedy and terror, his memoir, Patrolling the Heart of the West, has received rave reviews.


5:30pm - meet & greet and signing
5:45pm - Q&A
6:15pm - signing


REVIEWS

"Perhaps the most endearing police memoir yet written. As a son and brother of cops, I admire the humanity Raabe brings to each of these stories." —Jon Gosch, author of Deep Fire Rise

“Patrolling the Heart of the West is a thoroughly entertaining and enlightening read. With a style reminiscent of the war stories exchanged during a law-enforcement family barbecue, Raabe's skill as a storyteller is evident as he imparts his wisdom and experience with a unique sense of humor, candor, and insightfulness.” —Andy Brown, Author of Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base

"Told with great humor and compassion, Raabe's tales show us the heart behind the badge."—Michael Gurian, NY Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys

"I found [Patrolling the Heart of the West] a quick, entertaining and informative read, more than a glimpse into an important, sometimes dangerous profession, a career spent in [Raabe's] case, in a unique, little understood corner of the country. The fact that northern Nevada is home territory to me made it all the more enjoyable. I’ve covered the NHP for decades, driven all those roadways and I still learned a thing or two. Again good job, congratulations and thanks for the great read!" —Ed Pearce, Senior Reporter, KOLO-TV Reno


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