Title: White Jazz
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First American Edition.
Cloth-backed paper over boards, upper board stamped in silver. Corners bumped; silver (upper board) rubbed. Dust jacket a little rubbed on rear panel. Bookseller Inventory # MR3379
Synopsis: Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns--it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer--a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire.
Klein's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop to draw the heat," and the heat's coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins--all of them hell-bent on keeping their own secrets hidden. For Klein, "forty-two and going on dead," it's dues time.
Klein tells his own story--his voice clipped, sharp, often as brutal as the events he's describing--taking us with him on a journey through a world shaped by monstrous ambition, avarice, and perversion. It's a world he created, but now he'll do anything to get out of it alive.
Fierce, riveting, and honed to a razor edge, White Jazz is crime fiction at its most shattering.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Product Description: Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 349 pages; Description: 349 p. ; 25 cm. Subjects: Los Angeles (Calif. ). Police Dept. --Police corruption --Fiction
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