Books by Joseph Wambaugh (Author of The Onion Field)
Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr is a best selling American author famous for both fictional and non-fictional work on the police in the United States. He was born on January 22, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of 17 in , he joined the U. Marines and served for three years. He married at the age of He served as a policeman for 14 years, rising through the ranks from patrolman to the rank of detective sergeant He was still a police officer when two of his novels, The New Centurions and the Blue Knight were published.
In the southernmost Los Angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world's busiest harbors, an unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law. When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a yo Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three years later the killer strike The legendary Hollywood Hills are home to wealth, fame, and power--passing through the neighborhood, it's hard not to get a little greedy.
Grandmaster of Police Stories. From Joseph Wambaugh, 1 best-selling author and the father of the modern police novel, comes a brilliant, panoramic tale of crime and corruption in Los Angeles. In the southermost Los Angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world's busiest harbors, an unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law amid the investigation of a horrifying human-trafficking ring. When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from the harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, their lives are forever changed as the two are caught in the crosshairs of the multitude of cops and criminals, the law-abiding and the lawless, who occupy the harbor. Humor, love, suspense, and tragedy are intertwined in the lives of the cops and residents of the Los Angeles Harbor, with the unflinching eye for detail that only a master of the form can provide.
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Joseph Wambaugh is an American author of crime fiction, mystery novels and true crime non-fiction. Before becoming an author, Wambaugh served in the U. Marines and then joined the LAPD, where he served 14 years and made detective sergeant. Wambaugh often sets his novels in Los Angeles, where he often creates police officers with flawed personalities, rather than heroic, but maybe unrealistic cops. Joseph Wambaugh made his fiction debut in with the novel The New Centurions. Shop Worldwide: Amazon.