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Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns — it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer — a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire.

Klein's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop to draw the heat", and the heat's coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins — all of them hell-bent on keeping their own secrets hidden. For Klein, "forty-two and going on dead", it's dues time.

Klein tells his own story — his voice clipped, sharp, often as brutal as the events he's describing — taking us with him on a journey through a world shaped by monstrous ambition, avarice, and perversion. It's a world he created, but now he'll do anything to get out of it alive.

Fierce, riveting, and honed to a razor edge, White Jazz is crime fiction at its most shattering.

Review:

"One of the great American writers of our time." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"White Jazz makes previous detective fiction read like Dr. Seuss." San Francisco Examiner

Review:

"Riffling, rolling, reeling....Ellroy's best." The Denver Post

About the Author

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet novels The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz, were international best-sellers. His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine's Best Book (fiction) of 1995; his memoir, My Dark Places, was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996. He lives in Kansas City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375727368
Author:
Ellroy, James
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Police Dept
Subject:
Police corruption
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
39th
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.96x5.18x.88 in. .65 lbs.

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