American Tabloid

American Tabloid

James Ellroy


we're at the back of, and lower than, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination--in the underworld that connects Miami, la, Chicago, D.C. . . .

Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and numerous free cannons conspire in a covert anarchy . . .

Where the best medications, the correct amount of money, the proper homicide, buys a second of a man's loyalty . . .

Where 3 renegade law-enforcement officers--a former L.A. cop and FBI agents--are shaping occasions with the virulence in their greed and hatred, driving full-blast shotgun into background. . . .

James Ellroy's trademark nothing-spared rendering of truth, blistering language, and constant narrative velocity are right here in electrifying abundance, positioned to paintings in a singular as surprising and bold as something he is written: a mystery background that zeroes in on a time nonetheless shrouded in secrets and techniques and blows it extensive open.

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