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Hollywood Hills (Hollywood Station Series #4)

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  • Posted November 12, 2010

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    This series stays fresh and exciting and this book proves it

    Every city has its story and is filled with every manner of character willing to tell you all about what makes them tick, the more personal the better. In Joseph Wambaugh's latest Hollywood Hills series he explores this theory and writes the story from every perspective possible in rapid fire succession. He starts with the police officer who wants to be a movie star, the struggling director that wants to be an Oscar winner, the drug addict trying to figure out how to get the money for the next score, an ex-con working a new angle, the art thief plotting his next idea, all the police officers on the beat dealing with all of this and still getting up the next day to do it all over again.

    There are so many people coming and going in this book and the chapters are fast reads and come at you from every point of view. You are interjected with thoughts, feelings and desperate acts that you at times feel you need to be writing the characters down just to keep up but just as you are saying "who is that guy" Mr. Wambaugh pulls everything together so that you know what this character is up to, thinking and figuring out their next move along with them. It is fascinating reading and everyone in this book completes it and without each of them it would not work as well which is something this author is the master of.

    Every person has a reason for being in the story and every reader will be mesmerized as they follow the plot of all these lives. As a fan of the police procedural book that Joseph Wambaugh writes this one stands out for me because he has taken the core characters and expanded them and pulled in new ones in such a way you can't put this book down until you figure out what is going to happen. I am thrilled to have read this and been able to hopefully sell a few copies with this review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2010

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    The fourth Hollywood Station police proceduralis a wacky jocular thriller

    In the Hollywood Hills, movie director Rudy Ressler and his fiancée wealthy Widow Leona Brueger meet LAPD cop "Hollywood" Nate Weiss. Rudy thinks Hollywood as the right look for the screen while Leona thinks he has the right "meat" for her boy toy. They ask him to keep an eye on their estate while they are out of town, which he agrees to do.

    Former convict turned butler Raleigh Dibble works at the Ressler mansion where he plans to stay legit. Leona's sleazy snobby art dealer Nigel Wickland also watches the mansion, but has different plans for what is inside and for the butler he placed inside. However, his scheme runs into problems when drug addicted losers Jonas Claymore and Megan Burke intrude on his game. As the rest of the Hollywood Hills cops deal with an assortment of crazies like the notorious Wedgie Bandit, the Bling Ring break and enter teens and the Addams Family clones the Goths, cop Della Ravelle guides rookie officer Britney Small as to how to properly surf (with a nod to Flotsam and Jetsam) LAPD and the dangerous streets worked by the LAPD Hollywood Station.

    The fourth Hollywood Station police procedural (see Hollywood Moon and Hollywood Crows) is a wacky jocular thriller due to the clash between the cops and robbers. Fast-paced throughout, the main plot has several folks crashing and clashing at the Ressler mansion, but not all are after a master art theft. Readers will appreciate Joseph Wambaugh's wonderfully amusing entry; as the great author places all the insanity and lunacy inside serious criminal and police activities. This is another winner.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    Love Wambaugh

    I have been reading Wambaugh since the beginning. Still the best there is. I like the Hollywood station series and I hope he keeps it up. The Choirboys and the Onion Field are classic,read them if you havn't,and the Hollywood station series is keeping up the tradition.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    K9

    A brown and black K9 sits in front of the police department sitting at attention, his black ears pricked for the slightest sound...

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    Posted September 28, 2012

    Samuel

    Ok....whatre my shifts?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

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    Ok

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    Excellent book

    As always, Joseph Wambaugh has produced another great work. I have yet to be disappointed with anything he has written, the action is always there and forward moving. And it was easy reading on my Nook Simple.

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