The Onion Field

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Dell Publishing Company, 1979 - Fiction - 443 pages
26 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  - Lanie - Goodreads

I couldn't make it through this book due to its poor pacing and rampant homophobia. The character development is excruciatingly focused on one character's bisexuality and how that is a major influence ... Read full review

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User Review  - William Alexander - Goodreads

This book is written in the style of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and in my opinion is just as good.It is well researched and engrossing as it unfolds until the criminals and cops meet. From there ... Read full review

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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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