The New Centurions

By Joseph Wambaugh (Mass Market, 2008)
Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Here in his classic debut novel, Wambaugh presents a stunning, raw, and unforgettable depiction of life behind the thin blue line.



In a class of new police recruits, Augustus Plebesly is fast and scared. Roy Fehler is full of ideals. And Serge Duran is an ex-marine running away from his Chicano childhood. In a few weeks they'll put on the blue uniform of the LAPD. In months they'll know how to interpret the mad babble of the car radio, smell danger, trap a drug dealer, hide a secret, and-most of all-live with the understanding that cops are different from everyone else. But for these men, these new centurions, time is an enemy. The year is 1960. The streets are burning with rage. And before they can grow old on this job, they'll have to fight for their lives...
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$9.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446509220

    • On Sale Date: 04/01/2008

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Mass Market, Electronic Book

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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Here in his classic debut novel, Wambaugh presents a stunning, raw, and unforgettable depiction of life behind the thin blue line.



In a class of new police recruits, Augustus Plebesly is fast and scared. Roy Fehler is full of ideals. And Serge Duran is an ex-marine running away from his Chicano childhood. In a few weeks they'll put on the blue uniform of the LAPD. In months they'll know how to interpret the mad babble of the car radio, smell danger, trap a drug dealer, hide a secret, and-most of all-live with the understanding that cops are different from everyone else. But for these men, these new centurions, time is an enemy. The year is 1960. The streets are burning with rage. And before they can grow old on this job, they'll have to fight for their lives...

Joseph Wambaugh is the New York Times bestselling author of works such as The Blooding, The Blue Knight, and The Choirboys. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to a police officer, Wambaugh graduated with a Master's in English from California State College and served in the LAPD for 15 years. He is the recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe award, the Rodolfo Walsh Prize for investigative journalism, and the Grand Master award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife in California.
  • PRAISE FOR HOLLYWOOD STATION:
    "I have been waiting a long time for this book and two pages in I knew it was worth every minute, month and year. Joseph Wambaugh is the master of the modern police novel." (Michael Connelly, author of The Overlook).

  •  "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, author of Gone).

  • "Oddball characters, quirky dialogue, and nimble plotting.  Wambaugh is still the best in the business!" (Kathy Reichs, author of Break No Bones).

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The New Centurions
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$9.50 CAN
  • Pages: 528
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446509220
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2008
The New Centurions