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This Storm

James Ellroy

Häftad

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  • 2019

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From one of the great American writers of our time (Los Angeles Times Book Review)a brilliant historical crime novel, a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles and Mexico in the wake in Pearl Harbor. New Years Eve 1941, war has been declared and the Japanese internment is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. Sergeant Dudley Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department is now Army Captain Smith and a budding war profiteer. Hes shacked up with Claire De Haven in Baja, Mexico, and spends his time sniffing out fifth column elements and hunting down a missing Japanese Naval Attaché. Hideo Ashida is cashing LAPD paychecks and working in the crime lab, but he knows he cant avoid internment forever. Newly arrived Navy Lieutenant Joan Conville winds up in jail accused of vehicular homicide, but Captain William H. Parker squashes the charges and puts her on Ashidas team. Elmer Jackson, who is assigned to the alien squad and to bodyguard Ashida, begins to develop an obsession with Kay Lake, the unconsummated object of Captain Parkers desire. Now, Conville and Ashida become obsessed with finding the identity of a body discovered in a mudslide. Its a murder victim linked to an unsolved gold heist from 31, and they want the gold. And things really heat up when two detectives are found murdered in a notorious dope fiend hang-out.
  • Författare: James Ellroy
  • Format: Häftad
  • ISBN: 9781524711511
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2019-05-28
  • Förlag: Random House USA