By James Ellroy
Unique e-book: 1984
[b]While scouring the streets for a lacking cop, an L.A. detective uncovers a terrifying crime
There was once by no means a greater cop than Jungle Jack Herzog. A wiry guy whose power handed his body, his skill to navigate the darkest corners of town of Angels drew him repeated citations for bravery. Nicknamed the Alchemist for his uncanny skill to faux new identities, he did his top paintings as an secret agent within the vice squad, disappearing into the underworld within the identify of justice. Now he has disappeared for good. It’s a foul signal that Lloyd Hopkins catches Jungle Jack’s case, simply because Hopkins works murder. As he makes an attempt to find what occurred to the lacking cop, he investigates an odd homicide dedicated with a revolver that predates the Civil struggle. there's a scary mystery in the back of the cop’s disappearance, yet Lloyd Hopkins doesn't worry the reality.
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I don’t know where that came from. There was a mauve thing she had here as I’d fetched from the cleaners for her—they call them trousers suits — and she put that on. She was wearing mauve shoes so it looked all right. “Well, like I said, we chatted a bit and she went up to see her gran — that’s my mother as lives with me—and then Dawn went off to catch the four-fifteen train. ’ Wexford looked thoughtful. ’ ‘Of course I did. She said so. She said, I’ve got to be in the club by seven. ’ ‘Two more things, Mrs Stonor, and then I’ll leave you in peace.
Several campers were splashing about in the water, the girls in bras and panties, the boys in the black scants that serve as underpants or swimming trunks. Crossing the little wooden bridge, Burden looked the other way. He kept his eyes so determinedly averted that he almost fell over a couple who lay embraced in the long grass. Wexford laughed. ” ‘ There’s going to be a lot of that going on, Mike, so you’d best get used to it. ’ ‘I don’t know,’ said Burden. ’ On the Sundays side the chalk slope fell away unwalled; on the other it was rather feebly protected by broken chestnut paling and barbed wire.
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