The Golden Orange
When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost his shield, he lost the only protection he had. Ever since, he's been fighting a bad back, fighting the bottle, fighting his conscience. But now he's in for a special fight. Never before has he come up against anyone like Tess Binder. She's a stunningly beautiful, sexually spirited three-time divorcee from Newport Beach--capital of California's Golden Orange, where wallets are fat, bikinis are skimpy, and cosmetic surgery is one sure way to a billionaire's bank account. Nearly a year ago Tess Binder's father washed up on the beach with a bullet in his ear. The coroner called it suicide, but to Tess it means the fear of her own fate. And Winnie Farlowe is a man willing to follow wherever she leads--straight into the juicy pulp of the Golden Orange, a world where money is everything, but nothing adds up . . . where death and chicanery flourish amidst ranches, mansions, and yachting parties. In his long-awaited new novel, best-selling author Joseph Wambaugh combines harrowing suspense, scathing humor, and a moving portrait of a man on the brink of self-destruction.
"[Wambaugh's] laserlike descriptions of Orange County are worth the price of admission".-- "The New York Times Book Review"
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
Calif. drunk ex-cop - Winnie gets tied in a scheme w/ beautiful girl to get $ - he's tricked - good California's Gold Coast is the home of boat parades, middle-aged women in bikinis, and Winnie ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BradKautz - LibraryThing
Joseph Wambaugh has written a lot of fiction around police work, something he knows well from his experience as a police officer prior to becoming a writer. I have read his first four books but not ... Read full review