By James Ellroy
Selected through TIME journal AS ONE OF
THE TEN most sensible BOOKS OF THE YEAR
"ONE HELLISHLY interesting RIDE."
--Detroit loose Press
The '50s are accomplished. Zealous younger senator Robert Kennedy has a red-hot jones to nail Jimmy Hoffa. JFK has his eyes at the Oval workplace. J. Edgar Hoover is swooping down at the purple risk. Howard Hughes is dodging subpoenas and digging up Kennedy airborne dirt and dust. And Castro is mopping up the bloody aftermath of his new communist nation.
"HARD-BITTEN. . . inventive. . . ELLROY SEGUES INTO POLITICAL INTRIGUE with no lacking A BEAT."
--The big apple Times
In the thick of it: FBI males Kemper Boyd and Ward Littell. They paintings each part of the road, jerking the chains of made males, road scum, and celebrities alike, whereas Pete Bondurant, ex-rogue cop, freelance enforcer, troubleshooter, and troublemaker, has the sense of right and wrong to louse all of it up.
--Los Angeles Times
Mob bosses, politicos, snitches, psychos, fall men, and femmes fatale. They're blending up a molotov cocktail certain to finish the country's innocence with a bang. Dig that loopy beat: it's America's middle racing uncontrolled. . . .
"A SUPREMELY managed paintings OF ART."
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Hardy. " "I've heard of the place," admitted Frank. " "Bad enough. Well, I've been checking up on Ollie Jacobs and Newt Pipps and I've learned that they make that place their headquarters. " declared Frank. "I'm sure they know something about this business. What do you say, Joe? " "Better be careful," advised Fenton Hardy. " "We'll watch our step," promised Frank. "Don't worry. We've got to clear up those mail robberies to clear ourselves, and I think the quickest way to go about it is to follow up the Ducroy gang.
Smuff nodded portentously. " he asked. "Last person in the world we ever thought would come down to welcome us," declared Chet. "I tell you, Mr. Smuff, we sure appre-iiate this. " He turned to the Hardy boys. "I've been sent down here to give you a message as soon as you got in," he informed them. " exclaimed Joe. " "The chief. " The Hardy boys stared at the detective in amazement. "The chief? " ejaculated Frank. " demanded Joe. Smuff looked very mysterious. "You'll know all about it when you get there,'' he said.
This plane is designed to carry baggage, and if that space is empty, we'll never be noticed. I think we can get away with it, provided we have any luck at all. It's easily our best chance of keeping in touch with Ducroy and his gang. " Frank made up his mind. "I'm with you, Joe. And now's our chance. " It seemed a mad scheme, but the brothers knew the importance of keeping close to Ducroy and his friends. Some crime had been planned for the night of the twenty-eighth, and the Hardy boys knew they must not lose track of their quarry for a momeut.
American Tabloid (Underworld U.S.A., Book 1) by James Ellroy