Monday, December 29, 2008

Hollywood Station by Joseph Wambaugh

Hollywood Station by Joseph Wambaugh is another novel of LAPD. This one set in Hollywood against a background of the movie industry and the seedy residents such as meth addicts and the Russian Mafia. While the story depends heavily on the characters, especially the police officers - men and women - young probationary cops to old should-have-retired-already ones - the various vignette's introduce enough action and to keep the story moving. The author's genius ties everything together and brings the entire chronicle to an exciting and satisfying climax reminiscent of Dickens.

An excellent read and a tender, though dramatized, story of the LAPD.

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