Booklist calls "So You Want To Be a Cop" by Alley Evola "required reading."
Evola gives readers a thrilling insider’s look at the often-glorified job of an American cop. Opening on an action-packed scene that could be taken straight out of a Michael Bay movie, her first book is an immersing read for anyone curious about the world of law enforcement, and should be required reading for those considering a career in the field. Evola’s no-nonsense voice is powerful, witty, and engaging. She doesn’t sugarcoat the challenges of the profession, or the effects it has on an officer’s personal life, health, and sanity. She tells plenty of the funny, tragic, and poignant 'war stories' one could expect from a veteran police officer, but makes it clear the job is not for the faint of heart, or a commitment to be taken lightly. The services of a police officer are often rendered at great personal cost, in a dangerous environment, to a thankless community. Though at times she writes with due anger toward the profession that compromised her life, it’s clear Evola’s still passionate about her time behind the 'blue curtain.' — Booklist