The Big Nowhere

May 1, 1998|
The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
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The D. A.''s brass, a sheriff''s deputy, and a rough-and-tumble bagman are unknowingly chasing a nightmare in this thrilling novel from the author of "some of the most powerful crime novels ever written" (New York Times).

Los Angeles, 1950 Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff''s deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they''re his chance to make his name as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is D.A.''s Bureau brass. He''s climbing on the Red Scare bandwagon to advance his career and to gain custody of his adopted son, a child he saved from the horror of postwar Europe. Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes-is fighting communism for the money. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.
James Ellroy was born in 1948 in Los Angeles, the city that has served as the inspiration for his acclaimed crime novels. His L.A. Quartet novels-The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz-are international bestsellers. His most recent novel, American Tabloid, was TIME magazine''s novel of the year for 1995. H...
Title:The Big Nowhere
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8.05 X 5.25 X 1.35 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.05 X 5.25 X 1.35 in
Published:May 1, 1998
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780446674379

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