Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Joseph Wambaugh's "Hollywood Crows" In My Inbox

Just arrived, so expect a book review in short order. I get to it after wrapping up "The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld."

The Synopsis:

When LAPD cops Hollywood Nate and Bix Rumstead find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they're just having some fun. But in Hollywood, nothing is ever what it seems. To them, Margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middle of an ugly divorce from the nefarious nightclub-owner Ali Aziz. What Nate and Bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: the femme fatale is setting them both up. But Ms. Aziz isn't the only one with a deadly plan.
In HOLLYWOOD CROWS, Wambaugh returns once again to the beat he knows best, taking readers on a tightly plotted and darkly funny ride-along through Los Angeles with a cast of flawed cops and eccentric lowlifes they won't soon forget.

I'm a Wambaugh fan, so I hope it's worth the read ... .