Hollywood Moon

A Novel
By Joseph Wambaugh (Audiobook, 2009)
There's a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast--rather than the best--in the precinct's citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who's been attacking women. Meanwhile, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, suspicious duo--a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they've stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can't be sure who's conning whom.

Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $19.98 US/$22.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781600247750

    • On Sale Date: 11/24/2009

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Little, Brown & Company

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There's a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast--rather than the best--in the precinct's citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who's been attacking women. Meanwhile, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, suspicious duo--a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they've stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can't be sure who's conning whom.

Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA.

Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the bestselling author of 18 prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. In 2004, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in southern California.

  • Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh

  • "Hollywood Moon has everything I love about Joseph Wambaugh--it's funny, then surprising, then suddenly shocking.  This third installment in his Hollywood series is his best.  The master of the police story just keeps getting better and better."

  • "Joseph Wambaugh's best book yet.  Hollywood Moon is full of hilarious anecdotes that ring absolutely true, and the "through-story" about the Odd Couple computer thieves and the crazed stalker is especially strong. Most of all, I was deeply moved by the story of Dana Vaughn and Hollywood Nate.  Re-encountering Nate and the surfer dudes and Compassionate Charley is like coming back to crazy but wonderful old friends.  This book also made me eager to find a midget. And bowl with him."

Product Details

Hollywood Moon
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $19.98 US/$22.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 690
  • ISBN-13: 9781600247750
  • On Sale Date: 11/24/2009
Hollywood Moon