By James Ellroy
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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 place of work. J. Edgar Hoover is swooping down at the pink threat. 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.
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In the thick of it: FBI males Kemper Boyd and Ward Littell. They paintings each facet 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.
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Mob bosses, politicos, snitches, psychos, fall men, and femmes fatale. They're blending up a molotov cocktail absolute to finish the country's innocence with a bang. Dig that loopy beat: it's America's middle racing uncontrolled. . . .
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Oakley had gone to bed she rang up Justin Leigh. “Look here, I’m coming up to town tomorrow… Yes, I know you thought you’d got rid of me—I did too. But you haven’t. ” Justin’s voice sounded cool and amused. “I don’t know that I should go as far as that. ” “Yes—at one o’clock. ” “Nothing doing. ” Dorinda gave a sort of wail. ” “Far from it—I am a noble hero. ” “Mrs. Oakley said any one of these…” She read from a list of names. “All right, we’ll take the big shop first. It will be easier for you to wait about for me there—let’s say the glove counter.
Well, Mrs. Oakley—and Nurse—and Doris, who is the girl who does the nurseries—and—well, I should think practically everyone else in the house, because Marty kept telling everyone I was going to buy him some shiny paint because he had been avery naughty boy and had scraped it off the clock. And every time he said it Nurse came in with how difficult it was to get, but she did hear they had some at the De Luxe Stores. ” Justin’s frown deepened. “If that was a frame-up, it was arranged by someone who knew you were going to the damned shop.
Oakley wouldn’t shop there for herself— she told me so. She said they had very nice inexpensive little frocks for girls, but of course she had to pay a great deal more for her own things. ” Justin leaned across the table. ” Gratitude made Dorinda’s eyes look exactly like peat-water with the sun on it. “I think that’s absolutely noble of you. ” “Darling, I can’t. Aunt Mary would get right up and haunt me. It was one of her very strictest things—never let a man speak to you unless he’s introduced, never let a man pay your debts, never let a man lend you money.
American Tabloid (Underworld U.S.A., Book 1) by James Ellroy