Blood's a Rover

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Century, 2009 - Conspiracies - 633 pages
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Detective and mystery stories. It's 1968. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are dead. The Mob, Howard Hughes and J Edgar Hoover are in a struggle for America's soul, drawing into their murderous conspiracies the dammed and the soon-to-be damned. Wayne Tedrow Jr.: parricide, assassin, dope cooker, mouthpiece for all sides, loyal to none. His journey will take him away from the darkness and into an even greater darkness. Dwight Holly: Hoover's enforcer and hellish conspirator in terrible crimes. As Hoover's power wanes his destiny lurches towards Richard Nixon and self-annihilation Don Crutchfield: is a kid, a nobody, a wheelman and a private detective who stumbles upon an ungodly conspiracy from which he and the country may never recover. All three men are drawn to women on the opposite side of the political and moral spectrum; all are compromised and ripe for destruction. Only one of them will survive.

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User Review  - brian5764 - LibraryThing

       Blood’s a Rover is garbage. I quit after about two hundred pages in to this roughly six hundred fifty-page book. The characters are poorly developed and they’re all the same. The book is too ... Read full review

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User Review  - brian5764 - LibraryThing

Blood’s a Rover is garbage. I quit after about two hundred pages in to this roughly six hundred fifty-page book. The characters are poorly developed and they’re all the same. The book is too intense ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L. A. Quartet novels - "The Black Dahlia", "The Big Nowhere", "L. A. Confidential", & "White Jazz" - were international best-sellers. His novel "American Tabloid" was Time magazine's Novel of the Year for 1995; his memoir, "My Dark Places", was a "Time" Best Book of the Year & a "New Yorker Times" Notable Book for 1996. He lives in Kansas City.

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