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on 18 January 2004
This must rank as Wambaugh's finest work of fiction.It is a much more serious book than The Choirboys;looking at the lives of three police academy graduates as they progress through their careers.The book is extremely sad in parts as it accurately portrays the pressure that police work puts on both professional and personal relationships.I've read it three times and still never tire of it..It's a really great book.
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on 3 July 2004
Another fine book and even better than the chior boys. For anybody who works in law enforcement or would like to this book gives you an amazing insight into the live of a 1960's LA cop.
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on 22 May 2013
This was Joseph Wambaugh's first release in the UK and introduced the world of the LA cop, Having picked it up again since first reading in the mid 70s I was pleased to find it had not lost any of its hard edged drama or the Wambaugh trade mark black humour! Whether this is your first or a re-read sit back and enjoy.....
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on 11 February 2016
Classic Wambaugh and very atmospheric. Excellent book showing the stresses and strains of urban policing in the 60s in Los Angeles. Gives a real flavour of the time. If only the film was as easily available in region 2.
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on 24 July 2013
Fantastic read which although set in the troubled 1970's is still very topical today. Wambaugh is the ultimate crime police story teller mainly because he came from that world. A must read!
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on 30 November 2012
brilliantly realised writing, and observation of the human condition, in a mixed race world, sad, and all too real - stunning tour-de-force .
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on 8 December 2012
This story covered it all and as Wambaugh has such a way of doing introduced pathos, humour and drama into the story. A good read
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on 30 October 2015
Well written book in the capable hands of the Author. Hope for more new books in the future.
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on 5 January 2013
I have read many Joseph Wambaugh novels. This is possibly my least favourite because whereas JW is usually very funny, in this instance, this novel is very serious and is almost a historical account of American Police in the 1970's and 1980's.
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on 1 August 2015
Good.
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