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Several of his first novels were set in Los Angeles, California, and its surroundings, and featured Los Angeles police officers as protagonists. He has been nominated for 4 Edgar Awards (winning 3), and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A New York Times bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh invented the modern police procedural thriller. Now in his long-awaited return to the LAPD.

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Joseph Wambaugh's Hollywood Station, a novel he wrote in 2006, is fiction. But so much of it is nonfiction. This book is about life at the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, post-Rodney King, post-9/11, and some of the cases they encounter

Joseph Wambaugh's Hollywood Station, a novel he wrote in 2006, is fiction. This book is about life at the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, post-Rodney King, post-9/11, and some of the cases they encounter. Because I lived in San Diego for 20 years, I heard from afar (but close enough to get KFI, an LA talk radio station) about all the demoralizing political correctness going on at the LAPD post-Rodney King, post-9/11. But this book is a Joseph Wambaugh's Hollywood Station, a novel he wrote in 2006, is fiction

Joseph Wambaugh served with the LAPD for fourteen years, beginning to write during his last three. His first novel, The New Centurions, was published in 1971 to critical acclaim and popular success

Joseph Wambaugh served with the LAPD for fourteen years, beginning to write during his last three. His first novel, The New Centurions, was published in 1971 to critical acclaim and popular success. He followed this with a series of highly acclaimed novels including The Blue Knight, The Choirboys, The Black Marble and non-fiction titles such as The Onion Field. He also created the hugely popular and influential TV series, Police Story. In 2004 Wambaugh was the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. He lives in Rancho Mirage, California with his wife, Dee.

For the first time in 20 years, Wambaugh revisits the kind of story he tells bestlife in the LAPD

They call their sergeant the Oracle. Hes a seasoned LAPD veteran who keeps a close watch over his squad from his understaffed office at Hollywood Station. They are: Budgie Polk, a 27-year-old firecracker whos begrudgingly teamed with Fausto Gamboa, the oldest, tetchiest patrol officer. For the first time in 20 years, Wambaugh revisits the kind of story he tells bestlife in the LAPD. Not only have his fans been waiting for this comeback, but readers of the new generation of police writing will have great interest in this book. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

A New York Times bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh invented the modern police procedural thriller.

Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. LAPD's Hollywood Division is not as glamorous as it sounds.

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A New York Times bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh invented the modern police procedural thriller. If you're in Hollywood Division, it also means dealing with some of the most desperate criminals anywhere. Now in his long-awaited return to the LAPD, he deploys his bone-deep understanding of cops' livesand a lethal sense of humorin a stunning new novel. For a cop, a night on the job means killing time and trying not to get killed. If you're in Hollywood Division, it also means dealing with some of the most desperate criminals anywhere

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh invented the modern police procedural thriller. Now in his long-awaited return to the LAPD, he deploys his bone-deep understanding of cops' lives--and a lethal sense of humor--in a stunning new novel.For a cop, a night on the job means killing time and trying not to get killed. If you're in Hollywood Division, it also means dealing with some of the most desperate criminals anywhere. Now the violent robbery of a Hollywood jewelry store quickly connects to a Russian nightclub and an undercover operation gone wrong, and the sergeant they call the Oracle and his squad of quirky cops have to make sense of it all. From an officer who dreams of stardom, to a single mother packing a breast pump, to partners who'd rather be surfing, they'll take you on a raucous ride through a gritty city where no one is safe. Especially not the cops.

Comments: (7)

Enditaling
The first installment of former LAPD sergeant Joseph Wambaugh's Hollywood quartet franchise, "Hollywood Station," is a good, ready, and entertaining read. People who live near the area that Wambaugh writes about probably appreciate the veracity of his writing because they can visit it any time that they want. Essentially, this is an ensemble novel that winds its way through a variety of policemen as they patrol the Tinseltown beat and encounter a number of criminals and street people. Everything concerns a mysterious jewelry store robbery where the assailants left a fake hand grenade between the store owner's legs and then scrammed with a small fortune stones. The Hollywood Station precinct is out to catch these dastards, and Wambaugh throws in several interesting characters, some sympathetic and others not so sympathetic. Wambaugh's prose and his ability to maintain momentum as he shifts from one episode to the next is still as good as ever. "Hollywood Station" reeks of atmosphere and the cops are amusing enough in their own right, especially the surfer dudes who always appear at the start of each Hollywood entry. Old cops adapt to the influx of new cops, particularly when they are women. The woes of being a cop and the toll that it takes is described with verve. All in all, although it is well written, nothing staggering occurs here like in "The New Centurions," but "Hollywood Station" is for the most part a solid read that you won't regret.
Meztihn
Wow! Joseph Wambaugh is back!! I loved reading the Choirboys and The Onion Field and now he is back with another police story and what a story it is.

The characters in Hollywood Station are well written, believable characters. The life of meth addict or "tweaker" is nothing to be proud of and the things they do to get their next high is amazing. Mr. Wambaugh lets you into their sordid, pathetic lives with Farley and Olive. Very strong characters that will stay with you after you have read the last page.

The street cops and detective of Hollywood Station are hard core cops even when they first start out as a rookie.
The dialog between the officers and their partners is hilarious but so appropriate to their type of work. What we would find gross or unusual is just another day at work for them.

The only thing I found that kind of bogged down the book was the numerous stories of past call they cops were on. I thought there were too many of them and it got in the way of the story line to where you almost lost your way. But I did enjoy the stories, just too many of them. The story line is good but a bit meandering but it all comes together at the end. Hollywood Station is a book that I will be recommending others and I will be reading the rest in the series. Can't wait!
Xisyaco
If you liked JW' s other LAPD fiction books you'll like this one too. Just enough updated police procedure, equipment, contemporary crime and LA politics to make the book authentic without bogging down the story. If you are looking for gritty true crime stories like The Onion Field, this is not that book. This is another comical farce populated by cops and played out against a backdrop of summer nights in Hollywood. Fortunately for the reader, nobody does that better than Wambaugh.
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Hollywood Station download epub
Mystery
Author: Joseph Wambaugh
ISBN: 0446401242
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Vision (October 1, 2007)