Hollywood Station: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Nov 26, 2006 - Fiction - 352 pages
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A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh invented the modern police procedural thriller. Now in his long-awaited return to the LAPD, he deploys his bone-deep understanding of cops' lives--and a lethal sense of humor--in a stunning new novel.

For a cop, a night on the job means killing time and trying not to get killed. If you're in Hollywood Division, it also means dealing with some of the most desperate criminals anywhere. Now the violent robbery of a Hollywood jewelry store quickly connects to a Russian nightclub and an undercover operation gone wrong, and the sergeant they call the Oracle and his squad of quirky cops have to make sense of it all. From an officer who dreams of stardom, to a single mother packing a breast pump, to partners who'd rather be surfing, they'll take you on a raucous ride through a gritty city where no one is safe. Especially not the cops.

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Review: Hollywood Station (Hollywood Station Series #1)

User Review  - George Nap - Goodreads

I enjoy Wambaugh, a guilty pleasure. Haven't read him in decades, actually thought he had to be dead, but there he is, still writing books. I enjoyed this one, not a demanding read, but an ... Read full review

Review: Hollywood Station (Hollywood Station Series #1)

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

#1 in the Hollywood Station series. The series is an homage / throwback to author Wambaugh's episodic, character heavy police procedurals of the 1970s. Hollywood Station series - A look at the ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Writer Joseph Wambaugh was born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 22, 1937. He joined the Marines right out of high school, but later earned both a B. A. and M. A. from California State College in Los Angeles. He worked for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1960 to 1974. His first novel was The New Centurions (1971) and several subsequent novels have been award winners. The Onion Field won an Edgar Award (1984), and Lines and Shadows won the Rodolfo Walsh Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers (1989). He has worked creatively on several film and television projects, including Police Story, The Black Marble, The Choirboys and The Blue Knight.

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