The Onion Field

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Dell Publishing Company, 1979 - Fiction - 443 pages
107 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  - Jeff Scofield - Goodreads

True crime writing is so captivating when its well done. Reminiscent of the quality you would expect when enjoying another great like Capote's "In Cold Blood". The intricate back story of each of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Westmeyer - Goodreads

Prof Beloof recommends. Book by ex LA cop re: true story of police who died in onion field. Police conducted search and seizure per laws at the time but by time case got to the Court 4th amendment had changed so case was in never ending analysis. 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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