Hollywood Station

By Joseph Wambaugh (Mass Market, 2007)
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.
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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$9.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446401241

    • On Sale Date: 10/01/2007

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Vision

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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.

Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen previous 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.
  • "Joseph Wambaugh invented the modern police novel and Hollywood Station is classic Wambaugh: brilliant characterization, impeccable plotting, stunning sense of place, and that special brand of irreverent, mordant humor for which Wambaugh holds the patent. This is the master at his best." (Jonathan Kellerman).

  • "Joseph Wambaugh's many admirers will relish every wry and true-to-life scene of Hollywood Station, the latest entry in what will certainly be a lasting body of work. Welcome back, Mr. Wambaugh, and thanks for showing us, once again, how it's done." (George Pelacanos).

  • "Oddball characters, quirky dialogue, and nimble plotting. Wambaugh is still the best in the business!" (Kathy Reichs).

  • "A triumphant return. High-voltage suspense drives the tale, and as always, Wambaugh's characters, language, and war stories exude authenticity. Terrific." (Booklist).

  • "Terrific characterization--a hilarious review of today's police force." (Kirkus).

  • Outstanding...The master proves that he can still deliver. (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Blisteringly funny police procedural." (The New York Times).

  • (Library Journal).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

Hollywood Station
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$9.50 CAN
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446401241
  • On Sale Date: 10/01/2007
Hollywood Station