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Harbour Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh

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Starring a host of colourful characters from the Hollywood Station series - the surfer cops known as 'Flotsam and Jetsam', aspiring actor 'Hollywood Nate' Weiss, young Britney Small - Harbour Nocturne is the brilliant new novel from the grandmaster of crime.

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Harbour Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh

Los Angeles Harbour is one of the world's busiest ports. It's also where the ocean, in the words of Dinko Babich, meets the ghetto and a locus for theft, extortion, drug smuggling and human trafficking. Dinko is a third generation longshoreman, and while no stranger to a little extra-legal activity himself, he's simply got used to looking the other way. Until he's paid to transport Lita - a beautiful and surprisingly sweet Mexican dancer - from the harbour front to a Hollywood club. Lita's seen something she shouldn't have, something that links her to a shipping container filled with 13 corpses. Can Dinko keep Lita safe while the LAPD catch up? Or will the lethal predators who stalk the docks prove too powerful to escape?


'[The] stories of real-life policing are odd, tragic, hilarious and always compelling ... A worthy addition to the canon of the author known as the father of the modern police novel, Harbour Nocturne should not be missed'

'Joseph Wambaugh is on fine form in Harbour Nocturne'
Sunday Telegraph

'I am a huge fan of Joseph Wambaugh - the former L.A.P.D. detective named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Wambaugh writes the best Hollywood cop novels - gritty, outrageous, hysterically funny, sad and obviously based on his crazy life as an L.A.P.D. detective. He has it down pat; the characters leap off the pages and take you on a raunchy ride. Wambaugh's books never disappointJackie Collins

'The always hilarious antics of Hollywood's finest'
Irish Times

'His books are so good they make me feel like quitting my job and doing something else'
Lee Child

'Wambaugh at his best!Michael Connelly

'Without Wambaugh, the lives of many readers would be smaller. Including mine'

Stephen King

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

1st July 2013


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336 pages


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