By Joseph Wambaugh
Ex-cop grew to become number one New York Times bestselling author Joseph Wambaugh cast a brand new type of literature along with his nice early police procedurals. Gritty, luminous, and finally attractive, this novel is Wambaugh at his best--a story of a road cop at the toughest beat of his lifestyles.
Twenty and . these are the numbers handing over the brain of William "Bumper" Morgan: two decades at the task, days prior to he "pulls the pin" and walks clear of it eternally. yet at the gritty streets of L.A., humans examine Bumper like a few form of knight in armor--they've plied him with come-ons, scorching suggestions, and the difficult admire a guy can't earn wherever else. Now, with a brand new activity and an excellent lady anticipating him, a kinky thief terrorizing L.A.'s selection motels, and a tragedy looming, Bumper Morgan is ready to stand the one factor which could scare him: the demons that he's been hiding at the back of his vibrant and glossy badge...
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There was a good deal of blood around the body, mixed with a lot of other material and diluted with rainwater. Slushy. In order to feel that she was being of some use, Inspector Huss decided to start questioning the police officers present. The commander of the unit, Håkan Lund, she knew well. Fifteen years earlier they had both been rookies in what was then the third precinct, today Polisområde 1, Göteborg’s downtown area. Lund wasn’t much taller than she was—five-nine at most. But his waistline would soon be approaching his height if he didn’t watch out.
Irene understood that the superintendent’s question was rhetorical, but that door was bothering her. An image from her memory had been insistently pricking at the back of her mind, and now it popped up. She remembered the four doors downstairs off the little square courtyard in back. The five stairways of all the main entry halls opened onto it, if she remembered it correctly. She hadn’t seen anything that looked like back kitchen stairs. There was every reason to look behind the door before they left, she thought.
It depicted a ballerina in a calf-length tulle dress. She had assumed a pose with one leg raised at an angle in front of her, and her arms and torso stretched forward. In large type the poster announced: THE NUTCRACKER. MUSIC BY TCHAIKOVSKY AND WITH ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY L. IVANOV. ” Curious, Irene stepped forward and read in the beam of her penlight: “JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE NUTCRACKER’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY, 1892-1967, AT THE GRAND THEATER IN GÖTEBORG. Yes indeed, obviously he was interested in ballet,” she declared.
The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh