The Pazyryk Agenda by Edward P. Rich Book Resume:
This is a policewomans career on the streets of Chicago and one of its western suburbs about five years from now. A police procedural it is based on actual current regulations. In the world where Helen Bell worked each day any officers opinions and decisions are shaped by larger inner values no police department can instill. Each cop sees a slightly different version of every situation and each career has different turning points. Turning points can be fortunate or fatal for a career. An incident involving a shooting can be legally very complex. The shooter is not always responsible for his actions. In training a recruit a subject is shot and gravely injured. As the training officer, did she order the recruit to fire? Or did the recruit in his fear and inexperience act on his own? The responsibility of the training officer would have to be court tested. In their careers things police know or hear, the believed good will of their superiors is the factual information they rely on. Otherwise people and events outside their socially limited world can decide their actions. It was at this point and with these emotions that Helen Bell became exposed to The Pazyryk Agenda.