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In Los Angeles, in 1953, six innocent people are gunned down at an all-night diner. Three policemen arrive to investigate: Ed Exley, goaded by his father's success on the force and burning to eclipse him; Bud White, witness to his mother's murder, a time bomb with a badge; and Jack Vincennes, a former addict and a shake-down artist who works celebrities. Worse yet, these three see themselves as rivals. Their rage mirrors that of the killers they seek, and all are players in a game without rules or survivors.
Noir czar: listen to more from James Ellroy.
©1997 James Ellroy (P)2000 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Ellroy spares no sensibilities." (Los Angeles Times)
"Nobody in this generation matches the breadth and depth of Ellroy's way with noir." (Detroit News)
"Ellroy is a unique voice in American fiction, and L.A. Confidential, his premier creation, is destined to be a classic." (Jonathan Kellerman)

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Abridged! what a rip-off

why would any one in their right mind buy an abridge book it's criminal for Audible to sell abridged versions of books

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I guess I was spoiled by watching the move of L. A. Confidential to appreciate the book. Movie and book were miles apart.

I had a great deal of trouble hearing he moderator through most of the audio book. You need to work on an audio program that helps hearing impaired folks like me enjoy the audio books more.

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