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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Miles Corwin Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Los Angeles is a town of dreamers, and of those who prey on them. The scene of innumerable bizarre crimes, it is also home to a unique police unit called Homicide Special, whose mandate is to take on the toughest, most controversial, and highest-profile cases. Now, acclaimed writer Miles Corwin uses his unprecedented access to this legendary unit to portray six of its cases, and capture its newest generation at work.

When a call girl from Kiev dies, detectives Chuck Knolls and Brian McCartin seek her killer among a circle of Russian women who have been sold unwittingly into white slavery. When a gangster's daughter, brought up in Las Vegas, takes a bullet, veterans Jerry Stephens and Paul Coulter trace clues scattered across the country to one of Manhattan's wealthiest real estate magnates. A cold case is reopened; a suspicious mother-daughter drowning and a baffling rape/murder case are solved. And finally, Corwin re-creates the investigation surrounding the late Bonny Lee Bakley, a woman driven by the desire for fame, who was allegedly murdered by her actor-husband, Robert Blake.

Compulsively readable, artfully written, and surprisingly redemptive, Homicide Special offers a thrilling insider's report on some of the nation's most high-profile and complex homicides and the extraordinary men who solve them.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue Ann Painter | 12/16/2013

    " Excellent nonfiction crime book. The author did research in the field with one of the nations's toughest urban police forces. The cases he follows are compelling, as is the fine police work. Corwin is a fine writer and this work has more drama and intrigue than fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erika | 11/27/2013

    " Miles Corwin's second book that I read did not disappoint! He is one of the best writers I have come across. His use of vocabulary and historical facts keeps you drawn into the book and he makes very complicated plot lines and characters easy to understand and enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maryanne Kehoe | 11/18/2013

    " I loved, loved, loved this book. Could not put it down and was so sad when I came to the end. More please! This is a must read for those who enjoy police procedural books - or anyone who just appreciates fantastic writing. I can't wait to try Miles Corwin's fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by JessIca Applin | 3/11/2013

    " Pretty good book. But I like these kinds of books. After the first story I found myself flipping ahead to find out how it ended. Then I gave up and read the entire thing through. Very visual writer. "

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