Hollywood Crows
Hollywood Crows

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“You won’t want to put this one down, but you won’t want to finish it too quickly, either. You will want to savor every beautifully choreographed scene and every hilarious exchange of dialogue. And you’ll need a few moments to catch your breath between laughs. Joseph Wambaugh is a true master.” –Peter Robinson, author of Friend of the Devil and Aftermath

“Wambaugh turns his Mars lights on perhaps the most unlikely of subjects: a Hollywood patrol division called CRO (Community Relations Office) made up of safe, contented, non-street-working cops who focus on quality-of-life issues. But, naturally, in Wambaugh’s telling, life in this coveted division—whose members are known as Crows—overruns with slapstick and social satire…We also get classic Wambaugh cop stories, culled from actual cops, delivered in inimitable style. Wambaugh’s acid take on post–Rodney King LAPD and the resultant consent decree and rule by bureaucrats is worth reading in itself. Another terrific Wambaugh ride-along.” –Booklist, starred review

“Through the eyes of an eccentric collection of beat cops, Wambaugh gives a compelling picture of what policing is like under the federal monitor appointed to oversee the real LAPD after the Rampart corruption scandal.” –Publishers Weekly