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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Big Nowhere is the story of three men caught in a massive web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff's deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; but they're his chance to make his name as a cop. Mal Considine is in the D.A.'s office, climbing on the red scare bandwagon to advance his career and gain custody of his adopted son. And Buzz Meeks — bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes — is fighting communism for the money. All three have purchased tickets to a nightmare.

Review:

"At once taut and densely detailed, this is a mystery with the grim, inexorable pull of a film noir, shot through with a strictly modern dose of extreme (though not gratuitous) brutality and a very sure sense of history and characterization." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Los Angeles, 1950 Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff's deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they're his chance to make his name as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is D.A.'s Bureau brass. He's climbing on the Red Scare bandwagon to advance his career and to gain custody of his adopted son, a child he saved from the horror of postwar Europe. Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes-is fighting communism for the money. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446674379
Author:
Ellroy, James
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Warner Books
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.04x5.26x1.13 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Warner Books - English 9780446674379 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At once taut and densely detailed, this is a mystery with the grim, inexorable pull of a film noir, shot through with a strictly modern dose of extreme (though not gratuitous) brutality and a very sure sense of history and characterization." Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by , Los Angeles, 1950 Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff's deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they're his chance to make his name as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is D.A.'s Bureau brass. He's climbing on the Red Scare bandwagon to advance his career and to gain custody of his adopted son, a child he saved from the horror of postwar Europe. Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes-is fighting communism for the money. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.
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