By Joseph Wambaugh
Hollywood is not all movies, fame and fortune, its underside is dirty, drugged up and criminal with a capital C. Under the watchful eye of their veteran sergeant, known as the Oracle, the men and women of the LAPD working out of Hollywood Station are the ones on the front line.
The Hollywood Station squad are as different as the streets that they police - Budgie Polk is a 27-year-old firecracker who is begrudgingly teamed with Fausto Gamboa, the oldest, tetchiest patrol officer. Andi McCrea is a single mom, Wesley Drubb a university drop-out desperate
to see some action. Flotsam and Jetsam are two aptly named surfer boys who pine for the petite - but intrepid - Mag Takara. Together they spend their days and nights in the city's underbelly, where a string of seemingly unrelated events lure them to their most startling case yet.
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02 Aug 2007
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'Terrific' Guardian. — Guardian
Hollywood Station is classic Wambaugh: brilliant characterization, impeccable plotting, stunning sense of place, and that special brand of irreverent, mordant humour for which Wambaugh holds the patent. This is the master at his best.' Jonathan Kellerman. — Jonathan Kellerman
'Wambaugh is the best in the business' Kathy Reichs. — Kathy Reichs
'I have been waiting a long time for this book and two pages in I knew it was worth every minute, month and year' Michael Connelly. — Michael Connelly
'Violent, funny and moving. hugely enjoyable' The Times. — The Times