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Author: Joseph Wambaugh Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781611746365
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In his finest, most compelling blend of wild humor and powerful drama, Joseph Wambaugh leads us into the Hollywood scene to demonstrate the effects of that heady, amoral world on four sets of police partners enmeshed in the glamour and the grime, the hustle and the horror. They live and work in a dizzying mix of moguls and starlets, elaborate parties, outrageous and sordid actions; a place where sex and drugs are open and the big deals are undercover.

A visit to The Glitter Dome—their after-hours watering hole, where the lights are kaleidoscopic and groupies plentiful—is the only way to come down from the excitement and fear of the day.

Suddenly, their grim world of vice, drugs, and child abuse is interrupted by the murder of a major studio’s president. And two veteran homicide detectives discover the alarming extent to which they, too, have been seduced by Hollywood.

Once again, in the boisterous and riveting tradition of The Choirboys, Joseph Wambaugh creates a group of unexpected and unforgettable characters who inhabit the shadow world he knows so well, where the line between cop and criminal is destroyed.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 9/12/2013

    " Good stuff. I think I've been kicked out of that bar "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E | 7/27/2013

    " Corrupt detectives in a notoriously corrupt police department investigating the murder of a corrupt studio head in a notoriously corrupt industry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 4/27/2013

    " Read for mystery book club. Very rough, raw, and cynical. The policemen that I know don't talk like that! But then I live in the heartland, not California! So what can I say. . . "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bill | 11/3/2012

    " Just took too long for me to get through this one. I had a hard time staying interested. It seemed to drag out too much for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekkila | 9/3/2012

    " This is my first Joseph Wambaugh novel and I loved it. At times I cringed and other times I laughed out loud.The crime at the heart of the novel takes a backseat to the characters that are trying to solve it. I will without a doubt read more of this author's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 6/21/2012

    " Just can't get into it. "

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Adam Verner is a stage, film, television, and voice actor and an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. He holds a BS in theater arts from Bradley University and an MFA from Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.