For his latest project, a book titled 'U.S. Marshals,' Brian Finke focuses on the work of the Marshals: protecting judges, prosecutors and witnesses, shuttling prisoners and pursuing fugitives.
The series focuses on adrenaline-surging scenes: citizen arrests, explosives and weapon-wielding marshals. Finke, who was pleasantly surprised at how welcome he felt among the law enforcement agency, describes the organization as a "well-oiled machine -- one that speaks to an American heritage of civil authority that has transcended nearly all facets of U.S. law enforcement."
The book offers an authentic look at an organization that we only get a glimpse of, through news reportage and film. The effect is almost unnerving, as if knowing that the scenes are real changes the way in which we consume them.