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To Live and Die in L.A.

Petievich, Gerald

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ISBN 10: 0877955336 / ISBN 13: 9780877955337
Published by Arbor House, New York, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Bound in the publisher's orginal black quarter cloth and red boards, spine stamped in gilt. Author's signed and dated presentation on the ffep. Bookseller Inventory # 9019742

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Title: To Live and Die in L.A.

Publisher: Arbor House, New York

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st.

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To Live and Die in L.A. is a harrowing tale, which has become a major motion picture, of cult status, depicting the dark underside of America's "West Coast" metropolis. Two U.S. Treasury agents, both partners and antagonists, are drawn into a matrix of violence and corruption, L.A. style, a journey through a sunlit hell. At the end, they become experts on the thin line which separates what it takes to live - and to die - in L.A.

About the Author:

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.

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