book-1What’s it like to be an FBI Special Agent? We’ve all seen how the criminal justice system is portrayed on TV. From NCIS and Law and Order to White Collar and Cops, we’re led to believe that we know everything that happens at every level of the system. But how much do we really know about what goes on?

Fugitive Man is an intriguing account for those interested in an inside look at the FBI and the author’s ongoing pursuit of fairness within the sometimes flawed criminal justice system.  It also gives a good look at being an NCIS Special Agent and a New Jersey police officer.

“Robert Cromwell has over thirty years in law enforcement where he received recognition multiple times for the quality of his work.  He draws on this to give us an entertaining and enlightening story.  The recounting of his extensive experiences gives us a basis for the thoughtful insights into the successes and failures of our system.  Happily, he suggests ways we might improve our system.  Here is the work of a man who has distinguished himself in police work and who is able to move beyond the great adventures to thoughtful suggestions for reform.” – Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, past President, the American Bar Association, and former President, Florida State University.

“It’s a matter of public safety for us all. Innocent people are going to prison, leaving the real perpetrators on the street, often to continue their acts of violence.” – Robert Cromwell

Author Robert Cromwell has actually been there, behind the lines, searching for truth and justice—and finding that they are not always easily achievable.

Cromwell details his own story—his work as a New Jersey police officer, NCIS agent and his 22 year FBI career, looking at some of his more interesting cases along the way, and giving us the chance to see inside the day-to-day workings of an agent’s life. Not all crime is black or white, however, and not all criminals are created equal. As we read Cromwell’s story, we also come to understand why he has come to question whether the criminal justice system—for the incredible amount of good that it does—is consistently just.

An intriguing account by a real law man . . . filled with true stories of his commitment to find justice. Retired FBI agent Bob Cromwell details an exciting, fulfilling career filled with memorable adventures at the highest levels of law enforcement. I highly recommend this fascinating book.” – Jim Petro, former Attorney General of Ohio, coauthor of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent.