Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 656 p.
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Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The
assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks
squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in
Chicago. Black militants are warring in southside L.A. The Feds are
concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men
at the vortex of History.
Dwight Holly is J. Edgar Hoover's pet strong-arm goon, implementing
Hoover's racist designs and obsessed with a leftist shadow figure
named Joan Rosen Klein. Wayne Tedrow-ex-cop and heroin runner-is
building a mob gambling mecca in the Dominican Republic and quickly
becoming radicalized. Don Crutchfield is a window-peeping kid
private-eye within tantalizing reach of right-wing assassins,
left-wing revolutionaries and the powermongers of an incendiary
era. Their lives collide in pursuit of the Red Goddess Joan-and
each of them will pay "a dear and savage price to live
Political noir as only James Ellroy can write it-our recent past
razed and fully reconstructed-Blood's A Rover is a novel
of astonishing depth and scope, a massive tale of corruption and
retribution, of ideals at war and the extremity of love. It is the
largest and greatest work of fiction from an American master.