|Harbor Nocturne (2012) [Novel]|
by Joseph Wambaugh
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(From the publisher):
Joseph Wambaugh, former LAPD detective, multiple "New York Times," best-selling author and MWA Grand Master, has produced one of the outstanding books of the year in his riveting new novel, "Harbor Nocturne." Set in the southernmost Los Angeles of San Pedro, one of the world's busiest harbors, an unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between two waring sides of the law. When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from the harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, their lives are forever changed. Their paths cross with many of the colorful characters introduced in Wambaugh's acclaimed best-selling Hollywood Station series: the surfer cops known as "Flotsam and Jetsam," aspiring actor "Hollywood Nate" Weiss, young Britney Small, along with new members of the midwatch. These characters, with seemingly nothing in common, will collide as they gamely cope with the weirdness and wackiness of Hollywood.
Suspense and tragedy are interwined within the everyday life of the cops and criminals and residents of San Pedro Harbor, with the unflinching eye for detail and spot-on humor that only a mster of the form like Joseph Wambaugh can provide.
Original title: Harbor Nocturne
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense