For other, it’s a city of last chances, a paradise on the edge of the desert. Sultry, long-legged, and she’s convinced cutter to be her guide through the glittering netherworld of Palm Springs—an explosive mix of silicone, blue-eyed, Breda can be very convincing, and tough as nails, Geritol, old money, and murder.
Fugitive Nights: A Novel #ad - The trail begins with the monied socialite wife of a philandering husband. 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. For soon-to-be-ex-cop lynn Cutter, sweating out a disability pension, it could become a point of no return.
The Golden Orange: A NovelBantam #ad - Never before has he come up against anyone like Tess Binder. The coroner called it suicide, but to Tess it means the fear of her own fate. 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.
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. She's a stunningly beautiful, where wallets are fat, bikinis are skimpy, sexually spirited three-time divorcee from Newport Beach--capital of California's Golden Orange, and cosmetic surgery is one sure way to a billionaire's bank account.
The Golden Orange: A Novel #ad - When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost his shield, he lost the only protection he had. 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. But now he's in for a special fight.
Where death and chicanery flourish amidst ranches, mansions, and yachting parties.
Hollywood Crows: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company #ad - When lapd cops hollywood nate and bix Rumstead find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they're just having some fun. To them, margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middle of an ugly divorce from the nefarious nightclub-owner Ali Aziz. But in hollywood, nothing is ever what it seems.
What nate and bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: the femme fatale is setting them both up. Aziz isn't the only one with a deadly plan. 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.
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The Delta Star: A NovelBantam #ad - L. A. This is a must-read for Wambaugh fans. Usa today. Wambaugh-style. A page-turner. 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.
A world of cops on the rocks with a twist of murder. A cheap hooker named Missy Moonbeam takes a fatal dive from the roof of a sleazy hotel.
Hollywood Hills: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Nate tries to elude her crafty seductions, but consents to keep an eye on their estate in the Hollywood Hills while they're away. Soon hollywood nate, surfer cops Flotsam and Jetsam, and the rest of the team at Hollywood Station have a deadly situation on their hands. Also minding the mansion is Raleigh Dibble, a hapless ex-con trying to put the past behind him.
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. He may get his shot when he catches the appreciative eye of B-list director Rudy Ressler, and his troublemaking fiancée, Leona Brueger, the older-but-still-foxy widow of a processed-meat tycoon.
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. Hollywood hills is a raucous and dangerous roller coaster ride that showcases Joseph Wambaugh in vintage form.
. Lapd veteran "hollywood nate" Weiss could take or leave the opulence, but he wouldn't say no to onscreen fame. 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.
The legendary hollywood hills are home to wealth, and power -- passing through the neighborhood, fame, it's hard not to get a little greedy.
Hollywood Moon: A Novel Hollywood StationLittle, Brown and Company #ad - One moonlit night, lapd veteran dana vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, 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.
No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. 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 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. There's a saying at hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast -- rather than the best -- in the precinct's citizens. 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.
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. Fausto gamboa is the tetchy veteran, and Hollywood Nate is the one who never shuts up about movies. 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.
If you're a cop in hollywood Division, it also means dealing with the most overwrought, desperate, and deluded criminals anywhere. 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, neither a good reputation nor the lessons of scandals past will help you keep your cool, your sanity, or your life when things heat up.
Hollywood Station: A Novel #ad - The robbery of a hollywood jewelry store, an undercover operation gone bloodily wrong, quickly connects to a Russian nightclub, complete with masks and a hand grenade, and a cluelessly ambitious pair of tweakers. For a cop, a night on the job means killing time and trying not to get killed. Putting the pieces together are the sergeant they call the Oracle and his squad of street cops.
The Secrets of Harry Bright: A NovelBantam #ad - But what begins for blackpool as an investigation sandwiched between golf games in nearby Palm Springs quickly becomes an obsession. Secrets that stir up Blackpool’s long-suppressed nightmares of his own son’s death. Secrets that threaten to destroy an entire police department. For the savage beauty of the wastelands holds many secrets.
. Now, a year and a half later, los Angeles Police Department homicide detective Sidney Blackpool is called into the desert to take on the case. In this riveting novel, beautiful, bestselling author Joseph Wambaugh jolts our emotions while entertaining us with his special brand of bawdy, dark humor. The rich man’s son was found incinerated in a Rolls-Royce, a bullet in his head.
The Secrets of Harry Bright: A Novel #ad - New york times bestseller • raucous cops, outlaw bikers, and suntanned celebrities collide in a steamy landscape swirling with natural beauty and unnatural death. Secrets that, by rights, should remain forever buried by the wind in the ageless desert sands. Seventeen months ago the California desert revealed the remains of Jack Watson.
Floaters: A NovelBantam #ad - 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. 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. 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, scopingout body-sculpted beauties on pleasure craft, rescuing boating bozos who’ve run aground, and haulingin the occasional floater.
Floaters: A Novel #ad - But now their days are anything but typical, for theAmerica’s Cup regattas have come to town and San Diego swarms with sailors, and saboteurs, spies, schemers, and the cuppies who want to love them. 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.
Praise for floaters“There’s only one Joe Wambaugh.
The Blue KnightGrand Central Publishing #ad - Twenty and two. But on the gritty streets of L. A. Hot tips, people look at bumper like some kind of knight in armor--they've plied him with come-ons, and the hard respect a man can't earn anywhere else. Those are the numbers turning in the mind of William "Bumper" Morgan: twenty years on the job, two days before he "pulls the pin" and walks away from it forever.
The Blue Knight #ad - Now, with a new job and a good woman waiting for him, a kinky thief terrorizing L. A. S choice hotels, and a tragedy looming, Bumper Morgan is about to face the only thing that can scare him: the demons that he's been hiding behind his bright and shiny badge. Ex-cop turned #1 new york times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.
Gritty, luminous, and ultimately stunning, this novel is Wambaugh at his best--a tale of a street cop on the hardest beat of his life.
Harbor NocturneMysterious Press #ad - When dinko babich, a young longshoreman, from the harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, theirs lives are forever changed, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, as their love develops among the myriad cops and criminals who occupy the harbor. 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.
A “darkly comic, gritty look at life on the streets” from the former LAPD detective and multiple New York Times bestseller Publishers Weekly. Humor, love, 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.
Harbor Nocturne #ad - 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. 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”, young Britney Small, aspiring actor “Hollywood Nate” Weiss, along with new members of the midwatch.