There's budgie polk, and wesley drubb, a twenty-something firecracker with a four-month-old at home, a rich boy who joined the force seeking thrills. Putting the pieces together are the sergeant they call the Oracle and his squad of street cops. Fausto gamboa is the tetchy veteran, and Hollywood Nate is the one who never shuts up about movies.
Hollywood Station: A Novel #ad - . From their headquarters at hollywood Station, they see the glamour city for what it is: a field of land mines, where the mundane is dangerous and the dangerous is mundane. When you're patrolling sunset and hollywood Boulevards, your sanity, neither a good reputation nor the lessons of scandals past will help you keep your cool, or your life when things heat up.
The robbery of a hollywood jewelry store, complete with masks and a hand grenade, quickly connects to a Russian nightclub, an undercover operation gone bloodily wrong, and a cluelessly ambitious pair of tweakers.
Hollywood Crows: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company #ad - What nate and bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: the femme fatale is setting them both up. Aziz isn't the only one with a deadly plan. In a super follow-up to hollywood station, wambaugh returns to the beat he knows best, taking readers on a darkly funny ride-along with a cast of flawed LAPD cops and eccentric lowlifes you won't forget.
Hollywood Crows: A Novel #ad - But Ms. When lapd cops hollywood nate and bix Rumstead find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they're just having some fun. But in hollywood, nothing is ever what it seems. To them, margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middle of an ugly divorce from the nefarious nightclub-owner Ali Aziz.
Hollywood Moon: A Novel Hollywood StationLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. After a dizzying series of twists, and chases, turns, 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.
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. There's a saying at hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast -- rather than the best -- in the precinct's citizens.
Hollywood Moon: A Novel Hollywood Station #ad - By turns heart-wrenching, and laugh-out-loud funny, exhilarating, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA. 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.
Bestseller wambaugh's entertaining third Hollywood Station novel after Hollywood Crows provides lots of laughs and gasps from all of your favorite characters.
Hollywood Hills: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Soon hollywood nate, surfer cops Flotsam and Jetsam, and the rest of the team at Hollywood Station have a deadly situation on their hands. Nate tries to elude her crafty seductions, but consents to keep an eye on their estate in the Hollywood Hills while they're away. A circle of teenage burglars that the media has dubbed the bling Ring has taken to pillaging the homes of Hollywood celebutants like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, and when a pair of drug-addled young copycats stumbles upon Nigel's heist, that's just the beginning of the disaster to come.
He may get his shot when he catches the appreciative eye of B-list director Rudy Ressler, Leona Brueger, and his troublemaking fiancée, the older-but-still-foxy widow of a processed-meat tycoon. What raleigh doesn't realize is that under the natty clothes and posh accent, Nigel has a nefarious plan: two paintings hanging on the mansion's walls will guarantee them more money than they've ever seen.
Hollywood Hills: A Novel #ad - Also minding the mansion is Raleigh Dibble, a hapless ex-con trying to put the past behind him. Everyone's dreams are just within reach -- the only problem is, this is Hollywood. The legendary hollywood hills are home to wealth, fame, and power -- passing through the neighborhood, it's hard not to get a little greedy.
Raleigh is all too happy to be set up for the job -- as butler-cum-watchdog -- by Nigel Wickland, Leona's impeccably dressed art dealer. Lapd veteran "hollywood nate" Weiss could take or leave the opulence, but he wouldn't say no to onscreen fame.
Harbor NocturneMysterious Press #ad - Suspense and tragedy are intertwined in the everyday life of the cops and residents of San Pedro Harbor, with the unflinching eye for detail and spot-on humor that only a master of the form like Joseph Wambaugh can provide. A “darkly comic, gritty look at life on the streets” from the former LAPD detective and multiple New York Times bestseller Publishers Weekly.
Their paths will cross with many colorful characters introduced in wambaugh’s acclaimed bestselling Hollywood Station series: the surfer cops known as “Flotsam and Jetsam”, young Britney Small, aspiring actor “Hollywood Nate” Weiss, along with new members of the midwatch. When dinko babich, from the harbor to a hollywood nightclub, a young longshoreman, a young Mexican dancer, delivers Lita Medina, theirs lives are forever changed, as their love develops among the myriad cops and criminals who occupy the harbor.
Harbor Nocturne #ad - In the southernmost los angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world’s busiest harbors, an unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law. Humor, suspense and tragedy are intertwined in the everyday life of the cops and residents of San Pedro Harbor, love, with the unflinching eye for detail and spot-on humor that only a master of the form like Joseph Wambaugh can provide.
Fugitive Nights: A NovelBantam #ad - What cutter wants to know is the identity of the strange, violent man hubby is meeting in the desert—a man known only as the fugitive. The trail begins with the monied socialite wife of a philandering husband. For soon-to-be-ex-cop lynn Cutter, sweating out a disability pension, it could become a point of no return.
As a rule, cutter wouldn’t give a private investigator the time of day, but Breda Burrows is the exception to every rule. Sultry, blue-eyed, and tough as nails, long-legged, geritol, and she’s convinced Cutter to be her guide through the glittering netherworld of Palm Springs—an explosive mix of silicone, old money, Breda can be very convincing, and murder.
Fugitive Nights: A Novel #ad - For other, it’s a city of last chances, a paradise on the edge of the desert. Playground for the rich, graveyard for the unlucky—welcome to Palm Springs! For some, arena for the powerful, it’s the pleasure capital of the world. The wife doesn’t care about her husband’s infidelity, but she does want to know why he’s made a secret deposit—at a sperm bank.
The Golden Orange: A NovelBantam #ad - . She's a stunningly beautiful, bikinis are skimpy, where wallets are fat, sexually spirited three-time divorcee from Newport Beach--capital of California's Golden Orange, and cosmetic surgery is one sure way to a billionaire's bank account. But now he's in for a special fight. Nearly a year ago tess binder's father washed up on the beach with a bullet in his ear.
The coroner called it suicide, but to Tess it means the fear of her own fate. Never before has he come up against anyone like Tess Binder. When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost his shield, he lost the only protection he had. And winnie farlowe is a man willing to follow wherever she leads--straight into the juicy pulp of the Golden Orange, a world where money is everything, but nothing adds up.
The Golden Orange: A Novel #ad - In his long-awaited new novel, scathing humor, best-selling author Joseph Wambaugh combines harrowing suspense, and a moving portrait of a man on the brink of self-destruction. Ever since, fighting the bottle, he's been fighting a bad back, fighting his conscience. Where death and chicanery flourish amidst ranches, mansions, and yachting parties.
The New CenturionsGrand Central Publishing #ad - In a few weeks they'll put on the blue uniform of the LAPD. In months they'll know how to interpret the mad babble of the car radio, hide a secret, trap a drug dealer, smell danger, and-most of all-live with the understanding that cops are different from everyone else. Roy fehler is full of ideals. And serge duran is an ex-marine running away from his Chicano childhood.
The streets are burning with rage. Ex-cop turned #1 new york times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Here in his classic debut novel, Wambaugh presents a stunning, raw, and unforgettable depiction of life behind the thin blue line.
The New Centurions #ad - But for these men, these new centurions, time is an enemy. The year is 1960 And before they can grow old on this job, they'll have to fight for their lives. In a class of new police recruits, Augustus Plebesly is fast and scared.
The Delta Star: A NovelBantam #ad - A page-turner. Wambaugh-style. L. A. This is a must-read for Wambaugh fans. Usa today. But what’s a caltech phone number doing in her trick book? and how does that connect to a dead private eye and a useless credit card? And what does all that have to do with a Whisky-class Russian sub and the Nobel Prize? Join Joseph Wambaugh’s ravaged cops of Rampart Station as they follow a trail of corruption from the world of pimps and crazies to the think-tank labs of the country’s top chemistry wizards—where genius and greed mix to create an award-winning case of murder.
A world of cops on the rocks with a twist of murder. A cheap hooker named Missy Moonbeam takes a fatal dive from the roof of a sleazy hotel.
The Blue KnightGrand Central Publishing #ad - Now, with a new job and a good woman waiting for him, a kinky thief terrorizing L. A. S choice hotels, and a tragedy looming, Bumper Morgan is about to face the only thing that can scare him: the demons that he's been hiding behind his bright and shiny badge. Twenty and two. But on the gritty streets of L. A. Hot tips, people look at bumper like some kind of knight in armor--they've plied him with come-ons, and the hard respect a man can't earn anywhere else.
The Blue Knight #ad - Those are the numbers turning in the mind of William "Bumper" Morgan: twenty years on the job, two days before he "pulls the pin" and walks away from it forever. Ex-cop turned #1 new york times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Gritty, luminous, and ultimately stunning, this novel is Wambaugh at his best--a tale of a street cop on the hardest beat of his life.
The Secrets of Harry Bright: A NovelBantam #ad - For the savage beauty of the wastelands holds many secrets. Now, a year and a half later, los Angeles Police Department homicide detective Sidney Blackpool is called into the desert to take on the case. But what begins for blackpool as an investigation sandwiched between golf games in nearby Palm Springs quickly becomes an obsession.
Secrets that stir up Blackpool’s long-suppressed nightmares of his own son’s death. Secrets that threaten to destroy an entire police department. Seventeen months ago the California desert revealed the remains of Jack Watson. New york times bestseller • raucous cops, outlaw bikers, and suntanned celebrities collide in a steamy landscape swirling with natural beauty and unnatural death.
The Secrets of Harry Bright: A Novel #ad - The rich man’s son was found incinerated in a Rolls-Royce, a bullet in his head. In this riveting novel, beautiful, bestselling author Joseph Wambaugh jolts our emotions while entertaining us with his special brand of bawdy, dark humor. Secrets that, by rights, should remain forever buried by the wind in the ageless desert sands.