The Onion Field

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Dell Publishing Company, 1979 - Fiction - 443 pages
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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  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

The first thriller/mystery I ever read, and the only one I've ever enjoyed. Every few years I try again to read a thriller but I guess this one was just very well-done. I remember identifying with the characters, even though I, of course, have nothing in common with them. Read full review

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User Review  - mamashepp - LibraryThing

It's been many years, and perhaps a thousand books, since I read this book. If I reread it, my ranking might well be lower. But my recollection of this book is that I found it both chilling and ... Read full review

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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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