Synopses & Reviews
" An] engrossing, damning tale of widespread unchecked corruption in one of the nation's largest police departments, one that deserves attention . . . Exhaustively researched . . . The most thorough examination of these much-publicized events."--Boston Globe, on LAbyrinth
In 2002, acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan's groundbreaking book LAbyrinth
ignited a firestorm in the music industry and the Los Angeles media by telling the story of Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective, who uncovered a cabal of "gangsta cops" tied to Marion "Suge" Knight's notorious rap label, Death Row Records, and to the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. Now Sullivan delivers LABYRINTH 2
, which brings the story up to date with an explosive look into the Notorious B.I.G. Estate's wrongful death suit against the LAPD and the City of Los Angeles.
LABYRINTH 2 demonstrates how reporting on the case swayed readers by repeatedly omitting evidence that suggested that Knight may have ordered a hit on Biggie, and LAPD officer David Mack and a man named Amir Muhammed executed it. And as the wrongful death lawsuit proceeds, a disturbing pattern of selective investigation and possible witness tampering emerges as well. Haunted by his failure to break the LAPD's code of silence about the Mack-Muhammed theory, Poole is forced to leave the department to which he devoted his adult life, and loses everything. A gripping investigation into murders, police corruption, and the corridors of power in Los Angeles, LABYRINTH 2 is another explosive chapter in a mystery that continues to hold us twenty years on.