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. 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.
Harbor Nocturne #ad - . When dinko babich, theirs lives are forever changed, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, from the harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, a young Mexican dancer, as their love develops among the myriad cops and criminals who occupy the harbor. 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”, aspiring actor “Hollywood Nate” Weiss, young Britney Small, along with new members of the midwatch.
Hollywood Hills: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Hollywood hills is a raucous and dangerous roller coaster ride that showcases Joseph Wambaugh in vintage form. Also minding the mansion is Raleigh Dibble, a hapless ex-con trying to put the past behind him. Lapd veteran "hollywood nate" Weiss could take or leave the opulence, but he wouldn't say no to onscreen fame.
The legendary hollywood hills are home to wealth, and power -- passing through the neighborhood, fame, it's hard not to get a little greedy. 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.
. 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. 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.
Hollywood Hills: A Novel #ad - 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. Everyone's dreams are just within reach -- the only problem is, this is Hollywood. 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.
Hollywood Crows: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company #ad - 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. 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. But Ms. What nate and bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: the femme fatale is setting them both up. To them, margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middle of an ugly divorce from the nefarious nightclub-owner Ali Aziz. Aziz isn't the only one with a deadly plan.
Hollywood Moon: A Novel Hollywood StationLittle, Brown and Company #ad - One moonlit night, a struggling-actor-turned cop, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, 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.
By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA. There's a saying at hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast -- rather than the best -- in the precinct's citizens. Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger.
Hollywood Moon: A Novel Hollywood Station #ad - Meanwhile, suspicious duo -- a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. 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.
Hollywood Station: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company #ad - They spend their days in patrol cars and their nights in the underbelly of a city that never sleeps. 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. There's budgie polk, a twenty-something firecracker with a four-month-old at home, and Wesley Drubb, a rich boy who joined the force seeking thrills.
Hollywood Station: A Novel #ad - Fausto gamboa is the tetchy veteran, and Hollywood Nate is the one who never shuts up about movies. Putting the pieces together are the sergeant they call the Oracle and his squad of street cops. For a cop, a night on the job means killing time and trying not to get killed. If you're a cop in hollywood Division, it also means dealing with the most overwrought, desperate, and deluded criminals anywhere.
The Delta Star: A NovelBantam #ad - A page-turner. A world of cops on the rocks with a twist of murder. This is a must-read for Wambaugh fans. Usa today. L. A. A cheap hooker named Missy Moonbeam takes a fatal dive from the roof of a sleazy hotel. 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.
Finnegan's WeekMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - The new york times book review called it “a frolic, a joy, a hoot, a riot of a book. And entertainment weekly said, as always, “superbly crafted and paced, deliciously funny, but fundamentally, deadly serious. ”. A toxic spill causes a lethal chain reaction for a San Diego cop in this “very funny” New York Times bestseller by the author of The Choirboys Kirkus Reviews.
Fin finnegan, a san diego police detective and wannabe actor heading straight for a midlife meltdown, is assigned a routine truck theft that turns into a toxic chemical spill, setting off a bizarre chain reaction of death and murder on both sides of the Mexican border. Fin is forced to team up with nell salter, a sexy female investigator, as well as an equally fetching US Navy investigator who wants to learn all that Fin can teach her—and that’s saying a lot.
The Golden Orange: A NovelBantam #ad - The coroner called it suicide, but to Tess it means the fear of her own fate. Where death and chicanery flourish amidst ranches, mansions, and yachting parties. She's a stunningly beautiful, sexually spirited three-time divorcee from Newport Beach--capital of California's Golden Orange, bikinis are skimpy, where wallets are fat, and cosmetic surgery is one sure way to a billionaire's bank account.
Nearly a year ago tess binder's father washed up on the beach with a bullet in his ear. Ever since, he's been fighting a bad back, fighting the bottle, fighting his conscience. 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.
The Golden Orange: A Novel #ad - 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. Never before has he come up against anyone like Tess Binder. But now he's in for a special fight. When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost his shield, he lost the only protection he had.
Floaters: A NovelBantam #ad - A cop’s expertise and the literary power of a master storyteller. Digby diehl, playboy“The author’s trademark sardonic writing is in full force here. Publishers Weekly. He’s a really important American writer. Jonathan kellerman“wambaugh dazzles with his intimate knowledge of police life, raunchy dialogue, black humor, and a cast of nineties choirboys.
It’s a randy cuppie named blaze who tweaks their cop instincts thatsomething’s not quite right on the waterfront—and it’sBlaze who sets off a bizarre criminal trail that wouldbe hilarious if it didn’t wind up just as nasty asit gets, with a pair of murders right on the eve of thebiggest sailing race of all.
Floaters: A Novel #ad - Praise for floaters“There’s only one Joe Wambaugh. New york times bestsellser • “this is vintage Wambaugh, a rollicking and ribald tale, laced with black humor. The san diego union-tribuneharbor cops fortney and leeds have a good time patrolling San Diego’s Mission Bay, rescuing boating bozos who’ve run aground, scopingout body-sculpted beauties on pleasure craft, and haulingin the occasional floater.
But now their days are anything but typical, spies, and saboteurs, schemers, for theAmerica’s Cup regattas have come to town and San Diego swarms with sailors, and the cuppies who want to love them.
The Black MarbleMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - A. These unlikely partners are assigned the strange case of a stolen show dog being held for ransom. In this bittersweet tale that the los Angeles Times called “terrifying and romantic, ” the partners will find much more than they ever could have imagined. Cosmopolitan called it “fast, colorful and gripping.
Valnikov is a burned-out homicide detective who gets teamed with Natalie Zimmerman, twice-divorced with a grudge against men. Russian-American detective A. As touching as it is breathlessly entertaining. ”.
Fugitive Nights: A NovelBantam #ad - 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. For other, it’s a city of last chances, a paradise on the edge of the desert. Playground for the rich, arena for the powerful, graveyard for the unlucky—welcome to Palm Springs! For some, it’s the pleasure capital of the world.
. 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. Sultry, and tough as nails, blue-eyed, breda can be very convincing, Geritol, and she’s convinced Cutter to be her guide through the glittering netherworld of Palm Springs—an explosive mix of silicone, old money, long-legged, and murder.
Fugitive Nights: A Novel #ad - The trail begins with the monied socialite wife of a philandering husband. As a rule, cutter wouldn’t give a private investigator the time of day, but Breda Burrows is the exception to every rule. For soon-to-be-ex-cop lynn Cutter, sweating out a disability pension, it could become a point of no return.