Boots in the Ashes: Busting Bombers, Arsonists and Outlaws as a Trailblazing Female Atf Agent

Cynthia Beebe (Author)

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$28.00  $25.76
Center Street
Publish Date
February 25, 2020
6.3 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Cynthia Beebe is a retired Senior Special Agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). She spent 27 years investigating bombings, arson, murder, illegal firearms, gangs and other crimes. Her cases were chronicled in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Ladies Home Journal, and were covered on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and 48 Hours. She was the first woman to earn the coveted "Top Gun" award at the ATF Academy, where she later worked as an instructor. Beebe is a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, the International Association of Arson Investigators and Women in Federal Law Enforcement. She has a B.A. in English Literature and a Master's Degree in Journalism, both from Northwestern University, which she attended on an athletic scholarship. Since her retirement she has appeared as an expert commentator on law enforcement issues for WGN radio and television. She lives with her son in a suburb of Chicago.


Cynthia Beebe captures her remarkable career as the country's first female Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) agent in her memoir, Boots in the Ashes. She was hired in 1987, and her story is astonishing --even now when women account for only 16 percent of Criminal Investigators in the Department of Justice's Law Enforcement component.
In one case after another, Beebe reveals how her fearlessness and valor commanded the respect of her extremely masculine peers and even the vicious criminals she investigated...Well worth reading!--Fern Schumer Chapman, author of Motherland and It Is Night or Day