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Set against the backdrop of the Rodney King and Menendez trials, The D.A. offers a portrait of a city on the edge. Taylor takes an inside look at the high-octane world of Larry Longo, a deputy district attorney doing battle in the most fascinating legal arena in America: central L.A. Photo insert.
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In this nonfiction page-turner, Taylor (To Honor and Obey, Morrow, 1992), chronicles a year in the professional life of a mid-level Los Angeles prosecutor, Larry Longo. Longo is rough-edged, plain-spoken, highly respected, and very effective. He doesn't get the high-profile cases (Rodney King or O. J. Simpson), but he does draw the occasional murder case. Taylor's book focuses on one of them--a seeming crime of passion in the Japanese community that pits Longo against a super-smooth defense attorney who mounts a clever defense involving the effects of the drug Halcion. Taylor vividly captures the drama of the courtroom and the thrust and counterthrust of the two expert trial tacticians. But what makes his book memorable is Longo himself--brash, tough, subtle, and likable. This book reads like an Elmore Leonard novel. Recommended for all popular true- crime collections.--Ben R. Harrison, East Orange P.L., N.J.