Tapa blanda: 416 páginas
Editor: Arrow; Edición: New Ed (17 de febrero de 1994)
Colección: L.A. Quartet
Best-selling crime fiction author James Ellroy returns with the fourth in his LA Quartet.
Los Angeles, 1958: a city on the make. A boom town at the edge of a new era ripe for plunder.
Lieutenant Dave Klein: in turn a lawyer, bagman, slum landlord, mob killer. Klein stands at the centre of a complex web of plots where violence and death will intersect. He’s a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer–a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire.
Klein’s been hung out as bait, «a bad cop to draw the heat,» and the heat’s coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins–all of them hell-bent on keeping their own secrets hidden. For Klein, «forty-two and going on dead,» it’s dues time…