The New Centurions

byJoseph WambaughForeword byMichael Connelly

April 1, 2008|
The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh
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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.



In a class of new police recruits, Augustus Plebesly is fast and scared. Roy Fehler is full of ideals. And Serge Duran is an ex-marine running away from his Chicano childhood. 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, smell danger, trap a drug dealer, hide a secret, and-most of all-live with the understanding that cops are different from everyone else. But for these men, these new centurions, time is an enemy. The year is 1960. The streets are burning with rage. And before they can grow old on this job, they''ll have to fight for their lives...

Joseph Wambaugh is theNew York Timesbestselling author of works such asThe Blooding,The Blue Knight, andThe Choirboys. Born inPittsburgh,Pennsylvaniato a police officer, Wambaugh graduated with a Master''s in English from California State College and served in the LAPD for 15 years. He is the recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe award, the...
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Title:The New Centurions
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:528 pages, 6.75 X 4.25 X 1.12 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 6.75 X 4.25 X 1.12 in
Published:April 1, 2008
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780446509220

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