Eric Stanley Gardner introduces this biography of Gene Biscailuz, Sheriff of Los Angeles County, whose name holds much honor in his territory -- and beyond. It opens with his tracing down Clara Phillips, an example of his tenacity, ability and capability, then returns to his early life, when bookselling seemed to be his career, to the time he entered polities. It follows his record, an deputy, under-sheriff, his work on the Highway Patrol, and his years of keeping law and order in his county. It covers the problems of law enforcement that he encountered, part in welfare works and juvenile delinquency, his work during the war, and his respected status today. Worthwhile reading for the crime follower, in its real life presentation of actual cases, for the student of police procedure and of sociology, this has also a definite regional market.