The Onion Field

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Dell Publishing Company, 1979 - Fiction - 443 pages
102 Reviews
This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one march night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles field.

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User Review  - Todd - Goodreads

I found this a tough book to rate given it did become a bit of a chore to get through it and I don't think Wambaugh is a great writer. That being said, the story itself and the ensuing court case were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brock Spore - Goodreads

I've been putting it off for years and well worth the wait. This hits you hard in the gut. Read full review

About the author (1979)

Joseph Wambaugh is the hard-hitting best-selling writer who conveys the passionate immediacy of a special world. A master storyteller…authenticity oozes from his books.


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