From the author of To Die in Beverly Hills comes a harrowing tale of the dark underside of America’s West Coast metropolis. Two U.S. Treasury agents, partners and antagonists, are drawn into a matrix of violence and corruption, southern California-style, that becomes a journey through a sunlit hell – at the end of which they become experts on the thin line between what it takes to live – and die – in L.A. To Live and Die in L.A., the book that inspired the major motion picture.
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Gerald Petievich has made a career in criminal investigation. He served first as a Special Agent in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps, and, as a Special Agent of the U.S. Secret Service of the Treasury Department, he spent some time in the Paris office where he worked with Interpol, chasing counterfeiters of U.S. currency all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
He comes from a family of cops - his father and brother are both officers in the Los Angeles Police Department, and he has been working as Secret Service Representative to the Los Angeles Federal Strike Force Against Organized Crime and Racketeering.
Gerald Petievich is as intensely committed to his job - and as free from illusions about it - as is his protagonist, Charles Carr.
The authors' experiences intensify the reality of his numerous, and critically aclaimed works. His best selling novel, To Live and Die in L.A., was made into a major motion picture. Some of his other titles are To Die in Beverly Hills, Paramour, Earth Angels, Money Men, Shakedown, and The Quality of the Informant.Review:
"A wham-bam thriller. His writing grows ever more proficient and sleek." -- The Los Angeles Times
"Petievich gives a realistic picture of the L.A. underworld - fast-paced, characters totally believable, dialogue with a terrific snap." -- Publisher's Weekly
"Petievich writes with economy and authority, a realistic novel. Sharply drawn characters linger long after you've finished." -- Miami Herald
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Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0877955336
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