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Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal

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Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal Cover

ISBN13: 9780802139719
ISBN10: 080213971x
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Who killed Tupac and Biggie? Randall Sullivan has the answer in this compelling true tale of political corruption and gangsta rap. Labyrinth follows Detective Russell Poole as he uncovers the dark morass within the LAPD and its connection to the death of rap's biggest star. You don't need to be a fan of the music to be spellbound and angered by this tale of tragedy and justice gone awry. An incredible true crime thriller!!
Recommended by Jamie M, Powell's Books on Hawthorne

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Synopsis:

Flaunt magazine declares LAbyrinth "absolutely impossible to put down" — a book whose stunning discoveries are nonetheless "incredibly thorough and surprisingly credible." Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective who in 1997 was called to investigate a controversial cop-on-cop shooting, and eventually discovered that the officer killed was tied to Marion "Suge" Knight's notorious gangsta-rap label, Death Row Records. During his investigation, Poole would come to realize that a growing cadre of black officers were allied not only with Death Row but with the murderous Bloods street gang. And incredibly, he began to uncover evidence that at least some of these "gangsta cops" may have been involved in the murders of rap superstars Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Still more shocking is what happened when Russell Poole became lead investigator in the murder of Notorious B.I.G.: as his shrewd detective work pointed to crooked cops such as David Mack, who orchestrated one of the biggest bank heists in Los Angeles history, Poole found his investigation stifled by a police chief wary of doing further damage to a department already sullied by the O. J. Simpson trial, the Rodney King beating, and the Rampart corruption scandal.

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Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective who in 1997 was called to investigate a controversial cop-on-cop shooting, eventually to discover that the officer killed was tied to Marion “Suge” Knights notorious gangsta rap label, Death Row Records. During his investigation, Poole came to realize that a growing cadre of black officers were allied not only with Death Row, but with the murderous Bloods street gang. And incredibly, Poole began to uncover evidence that at least some of these “gangsta cops” may have been involved in the murders of rap superstars Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

Igniting a firestorm of controversy in the music industry and the Los Angeles media, the hardcover publication of LAbyrinth helped to prompt two lawsuits against the LAPD (one brought by the widow and mother of Notorious B.I.G., the other brought by Poole himself) that may finally bring this story completely out of the shadows.

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bball08, March 8, 2009 (view all comments by bball08)
this book is so detailed it shows each step in the investigations of biggie smalls, tupac shukur, suge knight, and the LA police scandal. russel poole put a lot of work in this investigation and you can see it in his work. read the book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802139719
Author:
Sullivan, Randall
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Police misconduct
Subject:
TRUE CRIME / Murder
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Murder -- California -- Los Angeles.
Subject:
Shakur, Tupac
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of bandw photos
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

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Product details 336 pages Grove Press - English 9780802139719 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Who killed Tupac and Biggie? Randall Sullivan has the answer in this compelling true tale of political corruption and gangsta rap. Labyrinth follows Detective Russell Poole as he uncovers the dark morass within the LAPD and its connection to the death of rap's biggest star. You don't need to be a fan of the music to be spellbound and angered by this tale of tragedy and justice gone awry. An incredible true crime thriller!!

"Synopsis" by ,
Flaunt magazine declares LAbyrinth "absolutely impossible to put down" — a book whose stunning discoveries are nonetheless "incredibly thorough and surprisingly credible." Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective who in 1997 was called to investigate a controversial cop-on-cop shooting, and eventually discovered that the officer killed was tied to Marion "Suge" Knight's notorious gangsta-rap label, Death Row Records. During his investigation, Poole would come to realize that a growing cadre of black officers were allied not only with Death Row but with the murderous Bloods street gang. And incredibly, he began to uncover evidence that at least some of these "gangsta cops" may have been involved in the murders of rap superstars Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Still more shocking is what happened when Russell Poole became lead investigator in the murder of Notorious B.I.G.: as his shrewd detective work pointed to crooked cops such as David Mack, who orchestrated one of the biggest bank heists in Los Angeles history, Poole found his investigation stifled by a police chief wary of doing further damage to a department already sullied by the O. J. Simpson trial, the Rodney King beating, and the Rampart corruption scandal.
"Synopsis" by ,
Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective who in 1997 was called to investigate a controversial cop-on-cop shooting, eventually to discover that the officer killed was tied to Marion “Suge” Knights notorious gangsta rap label, Death Row Records. During his investigation, Poole came to realize that a growing cadre of black officers were allied not only with Death Row, but with the murderous Bloods street gang. And incredibly, Poole began to uncover evidence that at least some of these “gangsta cops” may have been involved in the murders of rap superstars Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

Igniting a firestorm of controversy in the music industry and the Los Angeles media, the hardcover publication of LAbyrinth helped to prompt two lawsuits against the LAPD (one brought by the widow and mother of Notorious B.I.G., the other brought by Poole himself) that may finally bring this story completely out of the shadows.

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