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Fiction: Mystery & Detective
Unabridged   12.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/05/2013


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Digital Download ISBN:9781622310425


A murder investigation sends a beat cop into the dark side of the city—and of his soul.

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Product Description

Fred Underhill is a young cop on the rise in Los Angeles in the early 1950’s—a town blinded to its own grime by Hollywood glitter; a society nourished by newspaper lies that wants its heroes all-American and squeaky clean. A chance to lead on a possible serial killing is all it takes to fuel Underhill’s reckless ambition—and it propels him into a dangerous alliance with certain mad and unstable elements of the law enforcement hierarchy.

When the case implodes with disastrous consequences, it is Fred Underhill who takes the fall. His life is in ruins, his promising future suddenly a dream of the past. And his good and pure love for a crusading woman lawyer has been corrupted and may not survive.

But even without the authority of a badge, Fred Underhill knows that his only hope for redemption lies in following the investigation to its grim conclusion. And the hell to which he has been consigned for his sins is the perfect place to hunt for a killer who hungers but has no soul.


“Roberts exudes the type of bravado necessary for a character like LAPD officer Fred Underhill. . . . An entertaining diversion.”

Author Bio

JAMES ELLROY was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed L.A. Quartet: The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, and White Jazz, as well as the Underworld USA trilogy: American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, and Blood’s a Rover. He is the author of one work of non-fiction, The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women. Ellroy lives in Los Angeles.

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