Author: Joseh Wambaugh
Joseph Wambaugh fans will love this new quirky novel about – of course – LAPD detectives and their ventures into the undulating cast of characters that cruise through their dusky, manly nights. “Hollywood Moon” is a saying at the Hollywood LAPD station – whatever team brings in the craziest criminal act of the night gets a LARGE pizza thanks to Sergeant Murillo. Detective Dana Vaughn and “Hollywood” Nate Weiss, a wanna be actor while performing his duties as an LAPD cop, are following leads on two rape attempts. A man who attacks with a box cutter. Meanwhile, two other LAPD cops, Flotsam and Jetsam (surfboard dudes when not on duty) are not on the trail of two other suspects – a nutcase biker and a man who wears dreads and looks like an actor himself called Jerzy and Tristan.
Jerzy and Tristan are runners for a man named Dewey, who with his audacious wife Eunice run scams across Hollywood Hills.
This classic Wambaugh weaves its web of cunning as all three suspects – Box Cutter Man, Tristan and Jerzy – are involved in these high tech crimes. In the meantime, Dana and Nate experience some of the most bizarre run-ins of their careers. Funny, clever, serious, frightening, and absurd, and ultimately a most entertaining panorama of the showcasing the inner workings of the LAPD. Totally Wambaugh, totally L.A.
You can purchase Hollywood Moon: A Novel at Amazon.com for $17.81 or from your local book dealer for $25.99
Ratings are based on a 5-star scale
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