The Mean Streets Books are about the service years of the author in the South African Police Force - 1985-1991. The Police Force had almost nothing in common with a Sheriff's Department. The policemen were fighting as light & mechanized infantry besides being policemen. We dealt with violent crime, counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and full scale riots on a daily base. It is much more than a biography about policing the mean streets...the books explains how an honorable police force became an "instrument of terror." It is a stark warning on what happens when unscrupulous politicians get control of a highly disciplined police force and there is no bill of human rights to stop them from implementing the laws, no matter how unfair it may be. It is probably the closest a non-member can get to those days. The books are not fiction and may shock sensitive readers.