Praise for Busting Bad Guys
"Nobody knows this crime territory better than Mark Langan. His authentic experience proves that he is an expert in telling a story worth listening to."
— Alex Kava, NY Times Bestselling Thriller Novelist
"Mark Langan has written a book that gives rare insight into his career of busting Omaha's worst gang members and drug dealers. Marvelously detailed, this book reads like fiction yet every bit of it is true."
— Eric Buske, Former Omaha Police Chief, now Police Chief in Bryan Texas
“Police officers will find this book interesting and truthful. They will wish they had the inspiration to be able to document their career in such a real and visual fashion. Everyone else will get insight into the real thing. You know it is a good read when feel you are part of the story. This is like reading a real life diary that is a good portrayal of what policing is about.“The generation before Langan was struggling to adapt to new professional and legal standards and to rules and regulations designed to conform to Supreme Court decisions that were significantly changing how officers worked. Langan earned a reputation for doing things the better way and he would spend a career developing and teaching the process.“The detail in this book is not surprising. Successful officers know that a case does not end with the arrest. The work is just beginning, because a successful prosecution, where justice is the ultimate goal, requires an unimpeachable foundation. No one will be disappointed when they read this thought-provoking book.”
— Lee Polikov, Sarpy County (Nebraska) Attorney
“A real-world look at the emotional roller coaster of taking on the streets as one of Omaha’s finest. Mark captures the true essence of his remarkable career in a manner that once you start reading you just can’t put it down.”
— Donald W. Kleine, Douglas County (Nebraska) Attorney
“The code word is BINGO. That’s what we officers on Langan’s crew said when we had the dope in hand while working undercover. Score your own BINGO with Langan’s book. Take a deep breath and prepare yourself as my former boss takes your hand and walks you through that dark, dirty underworld of drugs and prostitution. Fasten your seatbelt because this book takes off with seconds of utter hell seen through the eyes of a cop in a deadly police shootout.”
— Brian Bogdanoff, Award-winning Homicide Detective and Award-winning True Crime Author of Three Bodies Burning: The Anatomy of an Investigation into Murder, Money, and Mexican Marijuana
“Throughout a highly distinguished police career, Mark Langan doggedly pursued violent drug dealers and others whom society had very good reason to fear. In this book, he has done a magnificent job capturing all the tense, gritty street drama he dealt with daily as a police officer. This is his real life, no-holds-barred police story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last.”
— Hon. Gerald E. Moran, District Judge, Retired
"I deeply admire Mark Langan's work as the 'top cop' with the Nebraska Humane Society and would love to see it replicated in other locations. He fights hard to celebrate, protect and preserve the unconditional love, limitless affection and to-die-for loyalty our pets bless us with. Harm to pets is now a felony in Nebraska. Drug dealers, burglars, dog fighters reckless pet owners - Langan puts all the bad guys behind bars. Heaps of praise and blessings to Langan for helping protect our defenseless pets. BUY this book!"
— Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian," Chief Veterinary Correspondent for the American Humane Association, founding member of Core Team Oz for "The Dr. Oz Show," best-selling author and advocate for the healing power of pets