Thicker Than Water by S. A. Combs has a front cover blurb noting “Even Good Cops Must Choose What Side Of The Law They’re On.” All the cops in this story are good cops. It is up to other readers to agree or not after reading this very short story. It is good to keep in mind the standard disclaimer at the front of the novel that everything presented is fiction. In a preface, the author points out that a visit to the Gilbert Police Department near Phoenix generated this story. It is just that, a story, not fact. The author notes that during the visit the weather was cold and wet, very murky. There are a lot of things very murky in this story.