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This storm : a novel

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. ©2019
Series: Second L.A. Quartet, Volume 2
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From "one of the great American writers of our time" (Los Angeles Times Book Review)--a brilliant historical crime novel, a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles and Mexico in the wake in Pearl Harbor. New Year's Eve 1941, war has been declared and the Japanese internment is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. Sergeant Dudley Smith of the Los Angeles
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels
Historical fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
War stories
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Ellroy
ISBN: 9780307957009 0307957004 9780307946683 0307946681 9781524711511 1524711519
OCLC Number: 1049795669
Notes: "A Borzoi book."
Description: 589 pages ; 24 cm
Series Title: Second L.A. Quartet, Volume 2
Responsibility: James Ellroy.

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"From "one of the great American writers of our time" (Los Angeles Times Book Review)--a brilliant historical crime novel, a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles and Mexico in the wake in Pearl Harbor. New Year's Eve 1941, war has been declared and the Japanese internment is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. Sergeant Dudley Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department is now Army Captain Smith and a budding war profiteer. He's shacked up with Claire De Haven in Baja, Mexico, and spends his time sniffing out fifth column elements and hunting down a missing Japanese Naval Attache. Hideo Ashida is cashing LAPD paychecks and working in the crime lab, but he knows he can't avoid internment forever. Newly arrived Navy Lieutenant Joan Conville winds up in jail accused of vehicular homicide, but Captain William H. Parker squashes the charges and puts her on Ashida's team. Elmer Jackson, who is assigned to the alien squad and to bodyguard Ashida, begins to develop an obsession with Kay Lake, the unconsummated object of Captain Parker's desire. Now, Conville and Ashida become obsessed with finding the identity of a body discovered in a mudslide. It's a murder victim linked to an unsolved gold heist from '31, and they want the gold. And things really heat up when two detectives are found murdered in a notorious dope fiend hang-out"--

New Year's Eve 1941. War has been declared, the Japanese internment is in full swing. A body in unearth in Griffith Park. There's a murderous fire and a gold heist. There's Fifth Column treason on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, Commies, and race racketeers. There's two dead cops in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with history. -- adapted from jacket

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