It's 1968. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are dead. The Mob, Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover are in a struggle for America's soul, drawing into their murderous conspiracies the damned and the soon to be damned. Wayne Tedrow, Jr: assassin, dope cooker, mouthpiece for all sides, loyal to none. Dwight Holly: Hoover's enforcer and hellish conspirator in terrible crimes. As Hoover's power wanes, his destiny lurches towards Richard Nixon and self-annihilation. Don Crutchfield: a kid, a nobody, a wheelman and a private detective who stumbles upon an ungodly conspiracy from which he and the country may never recover. All three men are drawn to women on the opposite side of the political and moral spectrum; all are compromised and ripe for destruction.
©2009 James Ellroy (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd
Ellroy is one of my favourite authors to 'read' but to actually hear his words in your noggin adds a totally new dimension.
Well done to Jeff Harding who brought all these characters to life and made them all even more unforgettable for me, across all three books. Pete Bondurant and Both Wayne Tedrow's will echo in my mind along with all the others, forever.
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