piper's book publications

April 24, 2019:  Charles Piper's  motivational, humorous and educational memoir released by Amazon: March To Success (From Kid to Cop).  Available in paperback and e-book through

He has also had three fraud investigation books published in the past few years. All three provide his insight and knowledge obtained through decades of experience conducting investigations. The Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook is actually used as the textbook to train students of private investigation!  All three of these books incorporate "The Piper Method of Conducting Thorough and Complete Investigations" and include testimonials from some of the most respected and experienced fraud fighters and investigators in the USA.

Piper also wrote a book about getting the most out of Major League Baseball's  Spring Training. (All teams train in  Arizona or Florida before the regular season starts.)   It's full of color photos and useful tips on where, when and how to get autographs, catch free baseballs and photo ops with the players.  

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An inspiring & humorous coming of age story that proves dreams can come true.

March To Success (From Kid to Cop) is Piper's  nostalgia-filled, inspirational, coming of age, memoir detailing his pursuit as a mischievous inner city youth and later realization of his dream to serve as a law enforcement officer.  This uplifting and often humorous true story exemplifies how anyone can change the course of their life, overcome obstacles and fulfill their dreams.  While enjoying his growing up and cop stories, you’ll laugh, learn and become motivated to pursue your own goals and dreams! 

Piper also describes his last federal investigation which was a corruption thriller involving military generals and potentially millions of dollars in losses. From his Las Vegas office, he gambled his career by refusing orders to stop investigating and instead went all-in to the Pentagon while challenging leaders in his pursuit of justice.  

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March to Success (from Kid to Cop) is available in paperback and e-book.  Copies are available through and select other booksellers.

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“Experience is the best teacher. And Charles Piper has it in spades. Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories shows the good, the bad and the ugly — from the trenches. Yes, fighting fraud is a war. This book belongs in the investigator’s stockpile of weapons.”
—Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, Founder and Chairman, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


“Charles Piper is one of the most experienced investigators I know. But like most good investigators, he learned more from his mistakes than he did from his successes. This book walks you through his amazing career and allows the reader to learn some of the lessons Charles learned the hard way. His stories are entertaining and informative. Investigators of all levels will improve their skills by following his lessons.”
—James D. Ratley, CFE, President & CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


“I worked with Chuck Piper when I was a federal prosecutor. He was one of the smartest, hardest-working and tenacious federal investigators I ever met. Chuck has the ability to think outside-the-box which is an important quality because fraud schemes are constantly evolving in both creativity and complexity. Chuck is, without doubt, one of the best!”
—Paul S. Padda, Former Federal Prosecutor, Las Vegas, Nevada


“This book is must reading for all those who want investigations to be thorough and complete. Charles Piper has a rare combination of investigative know how and street smarts. His unique shared approach to investigating combined with his own investigative ‘War Stories’ will help investigators and fraud fighters worldwide solve more cases, catch more criminals and better combat fraud, waste, and abuse.”
—Bruce Durbin, Senior Special Agent, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Retired)




Charles Piper is a seasoned fraud examiner. In this book, he breaks down the common schemes, how to spot them, and how to conduct effective investigations. Piper’s Contract and Procurement Fraud Investigation Guidebook is a vital resource for fraud investigators as well as businesses and government organizations that want to ensure the integrity of their acquisition systems.
―James D. Ratley, CFE, CEO & President, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


In today’s world of billion-dollar international government and private-sector procurements, there is a dire need for Charles Piper’s Contract and Procurement Fraud Investigation Guidebook. The author exposes the many different types of fraud schemes and wrongful actors that can beset contracting and procurements. He also provides a step-by-step list of protocols to be followed while investigating, which provides readers with a distinct advantage…It should be used for core courses and be required reading for every fraud investigator.
―Gilbert R. Jimenez, JD, CIG, LPD, Former Deputy Inspector General, IL


Investigators should put Charles Piper's Contract and Procurement Fraud Investigation Guidebook front-and-center on their resource shelf. Piper’s described investigative techniques and personal "War Stories" make this book an enjoyable and informative read.
―Andy Wise, Chief Consumer Investigator, WMC Action News 5




"Investigating healthcare fraud is a challenge for both the rookie and experienced investigator. Success requires knowledge of how our healthcare system works and of the broad range of potential fraud schemes unique to healthcare, along with solid investigative techniques and skills. Charles Piper’s excellent book, Healthcare Fraud Investigation Guidebook covers all of these topics and more, providing investigators with the practical information they need to meet the challenge. A copy of Charles Piper’s Healthcare Fraud Investigation Guidebook should be on every healthcare fraud investigator’s desk."
―Louis Saccoccio, JD, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association


"Healthcare fraud is so enormous that no one can accurately estimate what the total cost is. And, it costs all of us. Everyone reading this sentence is the victim of healthcare fraud through higher medical fees, increased premiums, and tax hikes. I am grateful that an experienced fraud examiner such as Charles Piper has taken the time to share his extensive knowledge and experience so that others can join him in the fight to reduce this massive epidemic."
―James D. Ratley, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


"Healthcare fraud is costing money and lives. Charles Piper’s Healthcare Fraud Investigation Guidebook exposes the problem and provides tested methods to investigate healthcare shenanigans. ‘The Piper Method’ of conducting thorough and complete investigations needs to become the preventive remedy that cures the greed that is poisoning the healthcare industry."
―Scott Amey, JD, General Counsel, Project On Government Oversight (POGO)




Fields of Spring provides Major League Baseball fans with over 170 color photographs of Spring Training stadiums, complexes and action in both Florida or Arizona where the 30 MLB teams train. Tips are provided on catching free baseballs, getting autographs, seeing exhibition games inside the stadiums, and even customizing and displaying the memorabilia obtained during spring training visits. Stadium addresses and telephone numbers are provided as well as numerous useful websites. This is a must-have book for anyone who wonders what Spring Training is all about or wants to get the most out of their visits. Note: Teams sometimes relocate their spring training homes but the book includes websites to obtain the most current information.
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