|L.A. Confidential (1990) [Novel]|
by James Ellroy
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Series: L.A. Quartet
(From the publisher):
A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law—three cops treading quicksand in the middle.
Detective Ed Exley wants glory. Haunted by his father's success as a policeman, he will pay any price, break any law to eclipse him.
Detective Bud White watched his own father murder his mother—he is now bent on random vengeance, a time bomb with a badge.
Celebrity cop Jack Vincennes shakes down movie stars for a scandal magazine. An old secret possesses him—he'll do anything to keep it buried.
Original title: L.A. Confidential
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Noir
- The 1997 Academy Award winning movie with same title follows the plot loosely, and the book is much more complex.