“Officer Michael Fanone is an American hero ... 

In his new memoir, Hold the Line, Officer Fanone shares his powerful story of that terrible day at the Capitol, when he faced unimaginable horror and brutality that left him with indelible trauma and physical scars.  This timely book offers a stark message for this uncertain moment, making crystal clear the urgency and importance of defending our precious democracy.”

- Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“I admire Officer Fanone and consider him a brother in arms... His experience resonates with me deeply—a plainspoken and direct public servant who didn’t flinch when challenged with his life on the line. You don’t have to guess where we stand: for our country.” 

- Lt. Col. (Ret.) Alexander Vindman,

best-selling author, Here, Right Matters.


"I wish Hold The Line would be required reading for every American.... His courage in battle on January 6th is matched only by his relentless commitment to tell this story from the inside... If bravery could be taught, Mike would be one helluva a professor." 

- Sean Penn, Academy Award-winning actor

Available this fall 

"In Hold The Line, Michael Fanone speaks even more bluntly than he does on TV about the Capitol insurrection, Trump’s culpability, and another key issue of our time: policing. Our conversations have moved me and I’m proud to call Mike a friend. His courage and insight extend well beyond January 6th, and Mike’s message is profoundly American: No one is above the law."

—Don Lemon, CNN anchor

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