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Wambaugh's Tinseltown Blues,
This review is from: Hollywood Station (Hardcover)
I was amazed to see this book at Heathrow Airport just after Christmas and snapped it up. A new Wambaugh after all these years. Before I started reading it I read an interview with Wambaugh who spoke about his bitterness towards the authorities and how they had treated the LAPD post-Rodney King. And this sentiment towards officialdom runs strongly through the book. Wambaugh is obviously upset with the tarnishing of the LAPD and the conditions under which they have to work. Apart from all that it's close to a classic Wambaugh but not quite there. At one point I wasn't too sure if there was going to be a strong central storyline flowing through the book but eventually it became clear who we had to keep within our sights. Some lovely characters were created and some hilarious stories of polcing were told. I was not surprised to read that Wambaugh is in talks with the TV companies to produce a series based on Hollywood Station. Thanks heavens Wambaugh is back.