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The cops of Hollywood Station don't police your typical cop beat. Midgets-for-hire, meth tweakers, steroid-pumped monsters, costumed crackheads, drag queens and trannies populate the boulevards and back streets of Los Angeles' most surreal precinct. Even dead hobos writing cheques from beyond the grave and an intimate assault with a Barbie doll are all in a day's (or night's) work. The cops themselves aren't exactly typical either. There's Hollywood Nate, who still dreams of movie stardom but is worried that he's too good-looking to be a character actor; Dana Vaughn, a tough no-nonsense cop who can't stand the fact that her fellow officer Leon Callaway has turned from chauvinist pig to guardian angel since she saved his life; and Aaron Sloane, who has fallen head over heels in love with his beautiful, more experienced partner Sheila Montez, but is too terrified of her to do anything about it. But there's a darker side to Hollywood's weirdness. All that glitz and glamour provide the perfect cover for the city's underworld, and in a place where anything goes, even small-time crime can easily get out of control. Fraudster Dewey Gleason and his chain-smoking, wisecracking wife Eunice - the real mastermind of the pair - have a nice line in mail-box theft and stealing credit cards. But when they hatch an audacious kidnap plan without knowing that their hired help lives a double life as a serial sex attacker, things start to get very dangerous indeed.
Thought the central story strong. The supporting cast of day to day narrative surrounding a Hollywood Police station was well observed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by catedratico
Was good in parts overall a good read not sure could recommend itPublished 4 months ago by george cann
The whole Hollywood series is brilliant. While each story stands alone as a great story, there is a new layer of depth to reading them in order. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Dennis
Read it in a couple days a mixture of comedy pathos violence it could well be the real Hollywood only Limbaugh could tell us that highly recommendedPublished 6 months ago by mick foster
Wambaugh writes so funnily and almost cynically about life in the police service in the USA he is a ex policeman's dream in that what he writes about is so comparable with what I... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Merewoodman
Long been a fan of Joseph Wambaugh and in the process of re-reading and reading any titles that I missed, which to my surprise included this one, thoroughly enjoyed it and the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by A19GG