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In his long-awaited return to the LAPD, Joseph Wambaugh takes his listeners on a raucous ride through the streets of Los Angeles and into the heart of the LAPD, where no one's safe from the gritty city - especially the cops.
"A triumphant return....High-voltage suspense drives the tale, and as always, Wambaugh's characters, language, and war stories exude authenticity." (Booklist)
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By Deborah on 01-08-07
Patience...it IS classic Wambaugh
The first chapter of this book is VERY off-putting. Two supposedly older cops talking in surfer/valley girl accents that nearly drove me crazy, dude. Also, I thought might be a collection of vignettes from one LAPD division, but it was more than that. Eventually, all the threads come together and the crime/investigation unfolds before your eyes. Classic Wambaugh style. It is a pretty good listen.
I was a little bothered by the somewhat overdone narration for some parts, but the overall story kept me listening even when the narration was not very good. I wouldn't rate it up there with Wambaugh's best or even second-best, but it's okay.
If you've liked Wambaugh in the past, just get passed the first, oh, 20 minutes or so and you'll be hooked...like really, dude.
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By wsoxfan2005 on 12-16-06
Great listen/book. Believable intertwined plots, and Adam Grupper's reading is superb;very fluid and his instant use of different voices for the different charcters gives the reading a "movie" type feel. GOOD JOB ADAM!!
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