Publisher: Warner Books, Incorporated, New York, 1998
Author of the bestselling “Black Dahlia,” James Ellroy, pens another thriller—a noir epic of three men caught in a web of ambition, perversion and deceit during the fifties in L.A. Each is on a collision course with the Commie scare and a string of brutal murders.
Los Angeles, 1950. Red crosscurrents and a string of brutal killings. Three men caught up in a massive web of ambition, perversion and deceit.
The characters: Danny Upshaw—a sheriff’s deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs that nobody cares about. Mal Considine—DA’s office brass, climbing on the Red scare bandwagon to advance his own career. Buzz Meeks— bagman, ex-goon and pimp for Howard Hughes, a man who fights communism for the money. All three have purchased tickets to a nightmare worse than their darkest dreams.