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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Wambaugh Narrator: Adam Grupper Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hollywood Station Series Release Date:
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A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh invented the modern police procedural thriller. Now, in his long-awaited return to the LAPD, he deploys his bone-deep understanding of cops’ lives—and a lethal sense of humor—in a stunning new novel.

For a cop, a night on the job means killing time and trying not to get killed. If you’re in Hollywood Division, it also means dealing with some of the most desperate criminals anywhere. Now the violent robbery of a Hollywood jewelry store quickly connects to a Russian nightclub and an undercover operation gone wrong, and the sergeant they call the Oracle and his squad of quirky cops have to make sense of it all. From an officer who dreams of stardom, to a single mother packing a breast pump, to partners who’d rather be surfing, they’ll take you on a raucous ride through a gritty city where no one is safe—especially not the cops.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I have been waiting a long time for this book.”

    Michael Connelly

  • “Outstanding…With an impressive array of police characters…Wambaugh creates a realistic microcosm of the modern-day LAPD. Today’s crop of crime writers, including Michael Connelly and George Pelecanos, obviously owe a debt to Wambaugh. The master proves that he can still deliver.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A triumphant return. Not only does Wambaugh give readers his usual feast of black humor, as well as deliver another cast of edgy LAPD cops and wacko denizens of the street, but he also portrays how life for LA cops has changed in the last twenty years. The novel is both a celebration of street cops and an elegy for the old LAPD…High-voltage suspense drives the tale, and as always, Wambaugh’s characters, language, and war stories exude authenticity. Terrific.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Grupper brings listeners a vivid, memorable, highly entertaining audio experience. Granted, Wambaugh's people fairly leap off the page, but this interlocking series of characters and crimes, freaks and egomaniacs, heroes and villains fully deserves the one-man audio theater of our reader.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by D.V. Berkom | 2/4/2014

    " Love Wambaugh! I read the others in this series before this one (the first) and enjoyed them, as well. If you like realistic police procedurals with laugh-out-loud humor mixed in, you'll like this series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kirsten | 1/12/2014

    " It was like a long episode of CSI but longer and poorly written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ron | 1/12/2014

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron 3 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Coach A | 1/4/2014

    " I liked this book very much, but it is very Wambaugh formula which is totally alright with me. "

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About the Author
Author Joseph Wambaugh

Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including The Onion FieldThe Blue KnightThe BloodingThe Choirboys, and other fiction and nonfiction works. He has won a number of awards, including the Edgar Award and the Rodolfo Walsh Prize for investigative journalism. He served in the US Marine Corps and later joined the Los Angeles Police Department. With regret he resigned from the LAPD in 1974 after fourteen years of service but continued with his writing. His first four books and his work on the Police Story television series in the 1970s set new standards for subsequent writers, and many acknowledge their debt to him. He lives with his wife in California.