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Publisher Description

January '42. L.A. reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese residents are rounded up and slammed behind bars. Massive thunderstorms hit the city.

A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops tag it a routine dead-man job. They're wrong. It's an early-warning signal of Chaos.

There's a murderous fire and a gold heist. There's Fifth Column treason on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, Commies, and race racketeers. It's populism ascendant. There's two dead cops in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with history.

Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He's a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, lashed by anti-Japanese rage. Dudley Smith is PD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He's gone rogue and gone all-the-way fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She's a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core.

L.A. '42. Homefront madness. Wartime inferno--This Storm is James Ellroy's most audacious novel yet. It is by turns savage, tender, elegiac. It lays bare and celebrates crazed Americans of all stripes. It is a masterpiece.

Fiction & Literature
June 4
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

PecosBill76 ,

The Storm

I have every book written by Mr. Ellroy and enjoyed every one of them - except this one. This book was so bad that I could not finish it. With all due respect to Mr. Ellroy, this book is a waste of money, time, and space it took to store it on my iPad.

CPA Nick ,

The Storm

If this thing was 100% better, it would improve all the
Way to useless garbage and a complete waste of your
Valuable time and money
Nick Pricola 6-23-2019

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