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White Jazz (1992) [Novel]
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Series: L.A. Quartet
Part: 4

Summary (From the publisher):

Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns—it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. 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.

Klein tells his own story—his voice clipped, sharp, often as brutal as the events he's describing—taking us with him on a journey through a world shaped by monstrous ambition, avarice, and perversion. It's a world he created, but now he'll do anything to get out of it alive.

Original title: White Jazz
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesNoir

Edition #1: White Jazz

White Jazz (1992)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

White Jazz (April 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0375727361
Dimensions: 5.18 x 7.96 x .88
Pages: 368

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