"A top notch memoir of an exciting period in the career of a great cop. Al Sheppard tells it like it is!"
-Captain Tom Walker, NYPD, Ret., Author of Fort Apache.</p>
"Al Sheppard was on the front lines of the most difficult job in police work. E-Men risk their lives every day in many different ways. They are great cops and Al's memoir is right on the mark."
-Detective Sgt. Joseph Coffey, NYPD Ret., Author of The Coffey Files.</P>
Sheppard served in the NYPD during the "urban warfare" years and received his "Baptism of Fire" at the "Williamsburg Siege". He was a decorated hero of the NYPD and member of the elite Emergency Services Unit (ESU). In his book, E-Man Al takes the reader on a non-stop roller coaster ride of emotions as he reveals life on the streets through the eyes of a combatant during the turbulent times and the work of the Emergency Services Unit-the same unit that the Police call when they need Help.
"Al Sheppard is the REAL DEAL, and E-Man chronicles his years in the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit (ESU) with heart-pounding excitement. Sheppard was on the front lines during the era of Vietnam, Black Power, and the Urban Drug Wars, and he survived it all to tell the tale in a book rich with insider's detail and a wry sense of humor. Prepare yourself for a rollicking ride: E-Man is the best New York cop book to come down the pike since The French Connection."
-T.J. English, Author of Paddy Whacked and The Westies</P>