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Author: James Ellroy Narrator: Jason Culp Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The LA Quartet Series Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781478906155
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Los Angeles, 1950. Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit.

Danny Upshaw is a sheriff’s deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they’re his chance to make his name as a cop … and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is the DA’s Bureau brass. He’s climbing on the Red Scare bandwagon to advance his career and to gain custody of his adopted son, a child he saved from the horror of postwar Europe. Buzz Meeks—bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes—is fighting communism for the money.

All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ellroy has come up with an ambitious, enthralling melodrama painted on a broad, dark canvas…At once taut and densely detailed, this is a mystery with the grim, inexorable pull of a film noir, shot through with a strictly modern dose of extreme brutality and a very sure sense of history and characterization.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A big, sprawling book, which lays on the atmosphere rich and thick.”

    New York Times

  • “Ellroy makes you feel as if you really are in the Hollywood of 1950.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A detective saga, monster movie, social history, and contemporary novel in one.”

    Chicago Tribune

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About the Author

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His LA Quartet novels—The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz—were international bestsellers. American Tabloid was Time’s Novel of the Year for 1995, and his memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996. He lives on the California coast.

About the Narrator

Jason Culp, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Jerome on General Hospital. In addition to audiobooks and voice-over work in national commercials, he has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.