By James Ellroy
Selected by way of TIME journal AS ONE OF
THE TEN top BOOKS OF THE YEAR
"ONE HELLISHLY fascinating RIDE."
--Detroit loose Press
The '50s are accomplished. Zealous younger senator Robert Kennedy has a red-hot jones to nail Jimmy Hoffa. JFK has his eyes at the Oval workplace. J. Edgar Hoover is swooping down at the crimson threat. Howard Hughes is dodging subpoenas and digging up Kennedy dust. And Castro is mopping up the bloody aftermath of his new communist nation.
"HARD-BITTEN. . . creative. . . ELLROY SEGUES INTO POLITICAL INTRIGUE with out lacking A BEAT."
--The ny Times
In the thick of it: FBI males Kemper Boyd and Ward Littell. They paintings each part of the road, jerking the chains of made males, highway scum, and celebrities alike, whereas Pete Bondurant, ex-rogue cop, freelance enforcer, troubleshooter, and troublemaker, has the moral sense to louse all of it up.
--Los Angeles Times
Mob bosses, politicos, snitches, psychos, fall men, and femmes fatale. They're blending up a molotov cocktail absolute to finish the country's innocence with a bang. Dig that loopy beat: it's America's center racing uncontrolled. . . .
"A SUPREMELY managed paintings OF ART."
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Jaywalker considered the implications of that for a moment. It might make Amanda a more credible witness if he were to put her on the stand. She could come off as hostile enough to Carter to have left him, but at the same time she could back him up on any factual or character matters. ” asked Jaywalker, doing his best to summon up an appropriate measure of righteous indignation at the idea. “Nobody,” said Drake. ” Jaywalker shifted his weight in his chair. “What I was about to tell you,” he said, “was that your wife, estranged or not, would like me to take over for Mr.
He had the troopers trace Drake’s movements over the twelve hours preceding the crash. Apparently they can put him in a sports club over in Nyack. ” “Wonderful,” said Jaywalker. They talked for another twenty minutes, following which Mermelstein made Jaywalker copies of whatever documents he had in his file. There wasn’t much: the felony complaint, Drake’s rap sheet, a summary of an accident report prepared by the state police and a couple of other pieces of paper. “Firestone hasn’t exactly flooded you with discovery,” Jaywalker observed.
Old times always included the East New York adventure, now well past the five-year statute of limitations. It wasn’t until the fourth round of drinks, and the third round of men’s-room visits, that Jaywalker handed Jimmy the envelope. To the untrained eye, it might have looked as if Jimmy was a cop on the take, accepting a payoff of some sort from a civilian. But the untrained eye would have been fooled. There was no money inside the envelope. What was in it were half a dozen subpoenas duces tecum, demands for copies of all the police reports that had been generated in the case against Carter Drake III.
American Tabloid (Underworld U.S.A., Book 1) by James Ellroy