Joseph Wambaugh is the father of modern police fiction and Hollywood Station, his first book in twenty years, is a true masterwork
Outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Batman has assaulted Spiderman. A Marilyn Monroe called it in and three Elvises witnessed it... Business as usual for the cops out of Hollywood Station, but while they deal with the costumed crackheads, prostitutes, purse snatchers, tweakers and ordinary lunatics that haunt the boulevards, in the streets behind the lights and crowds, the real Los Angeles simmers, never far from boiling point.
Under the watchful eye of the veteran sergeant they call Oracle, the Hollywood Station squad are as different as the streets they police. Budgie Polk's back on duty while still breast-feeding her son, begrudgingly teamed with old school patrol officer Fausto Gamboa. Flotsam and Jetsam live only for surfing and the petite - but intrepid - Meg Takara. Andi McCrea goes off duty and into night classes, while rich kid rookie Wesley Drubb is as desperate to see some action as Nathan 'Hollywood' Weiss is to get his script developed.
Under-staffed and over-worked, bound by red tape and hobbled by political correctness, these men and women hold the front line in LA's epicentre, but add a diamond robbery, the Russian mafia and a cluelessly ambitious glass freak and something has got to give...
“Hollywood Station sets the standard once again” Michael Connelly
Publication date: 02/08/2007
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||2nd August 2007|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Joseph Wambaugh served with the LAPD for fourteen years, beginning to write during his last three. His first novel, The New Centurions, was published in 1971 to international acclaim and success. He followed this with a series of highly acclaimed books including The Choirboys and, of course, The Onion Field, which he then personally produced as one of the 'best cop movies ever made'. He is a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and lives in southern California with his wife, Dee.More About Joseph Wambaugh