There's a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast--rather than the best--in the precinct's citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and " Hollywood " Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who's been attacking women. Meanwhile, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, suspicious duo--a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they've stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can't be sure who's conning whom.
Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA.
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Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the bestselling author of 18 prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. In 2004, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in southern California .From AudioFile:
At least 15 characters hit the Los Angeles streets in this book, and because of Joseph Wambaugh's colorful writing and Christian Rummel's amazing narration, all are well differentiated and fun to follow. The diverse cops Rummel nails include a Latina, an aspiring actor, a Lothario, an Asian-American woman, a fresh-faced officer, and a surfer. Villains include a disturbed teen, a frustrated actor-turned-grifter, a husky-voiced hacker, a redneck druggie, and a hip African-American. On one fateful night all their lives intertwine. Wambaugh is at the top of his game in the latest of his recent Hollywood series. He takes the time to develop the characters while keeping the plot moving. Rummel never stumbles, shifting and deftly juggling the many identities. Under a Hollywood moon, it seems, anything can happen. M.B. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group, New York. 2009. Hardcover. Book condition: New. Very nice, new unread First Edition/First Printing copy with black and purple paper-covered boards with the author's name and the title of the book in silver lettering on the spine. Very nice clean and tight page block. Dust jacket condition: New and protected in a mylar book cover. This is a true first edition, first printing with "First Edition: November 2009" and number sequence 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 listed on the copyright page. Signed, without inscription, and dated 5 Dec 2009 below the printed name of the author on the bottom of the FULL-TITLE page. The book is signed in blue fountain pen and was signed in person at a local independent bookstore in West Los Angeles, CA. Signed by author. Signed only; no inscriptions or dedications. No flaws or defects, not remainder marked or price-clipped, only opened by the author at the book signing event. Book comes with a bookmark that has a replica of Wambaugh's LAPD shield complete with his retired number 178. There's a saying at Hollywood Station that the full moon brings out the beast - rather than the best - in the precinct's citizens.That's saying a lot in this LAPD division, a stomping ground for transvestite hustlers, drug-crazed tweakers, and aspiring actors sometimes criminally desperate for fame. Cue Dewey Gleason - master of disguises. Each of his many identities is crafted for the execution of a particular sort of under-the-radar racket, stealing identities and raking in plenty of cash - just enough from each mark not to draw too much attention. He's inspired fear in his henchmen, but their distrust and apprehension of him pale in comparison with his own fear of his ruthless partner - his wife. Back at the station, the officers never know what each patrol will bring. A prowler has been violently attacking women, and officers "Hollywood Nate" Weiss and the captivating Dana Vaughn are in hot pursuit. A pair of cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam, as notorious for collaring criminal as they are for shredding the surf, are on the lookout for a player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, heavily inked thug. Something bigger, more high-tech, and much more deadly is about to go down. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will discover that they've stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can't be sure who's conning whom, and where public duty exacts the heaviest of tolls. All books are bubble wrapped and shipped via USPS in a sturdy box. Extra postage charges will be required for international orders (book ships from Los Angeles, CA), oversize and heavy items, and special priority orders. Due to problems with previous international orders, international orders will be accepted only if purchaser agrees to extra charges; otherwise, will only ship to USA addresses. Free delivery confirmation and tracking information provided with domestic orders. Bookseller inventory #000435. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000435
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