As Preib encounters the real and imagined geographies of Chicago, the city reveals itself to be not just a backdrop, but a central force in his narrative of life and death. Preib's accounts, all told in his breathtaking prose, come alive in ways that readers will long remember...
"Preib's is a voice that has almost never been heard in American writing..." Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
"Now this indestructible writer has fused his stories into a remarkable first book--an essay that is a memoir, and also something that is very like a prayer..." William Kennedy, Author of Ironweed
"The Wagon is about the real Chicago..." John Kass, Chicago Tribune
"The depiction of what it is really like to be a cop--in all its sadly hilarious glory--is what makes this book work so well..." Sarah Weinman, Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
Told in the gripping tension of a crime novel, Preib explores his doubts about the exoneration of convicted killers in the wrongful conviction movement, concluding that the movement is rife with corruption and that the offenders were guilty of the murders. Crooked City played a pivotal role in releasing one man from prison and exposing the suspect methods and history of the movement...
"Crooked City is a well-written and detailed look at crime and corruption that you won't find in the mainstream media. The truths exposed by Officer Preib are stunning and needed to be told..." Dennis Griffin, Crime Writer
"Preib traces his astonishment about the Porter case and others, once he dug into the facts. He brilliantly tells the story about the fraudulent exoneration via his personal odyssey to uncover the truth..." Dan Curry, American Thinker