L.A. Confidential (en español)

L.A. Confidential (en español)

by James Ellroy
     
 

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L.A. Confidential is an epic crime novel that stands as a steel-edged time capsule--Los Angeles in the 1950s, a remarkable era defined in dark shadings.

A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law--three cops treading quicksand in the middle.

Detective Ed Exley wants glory. Haunted by his father's

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L.A. Confidential is an epic crime novel that stands as a steel-edged time capsule--Los Angeles in the 1950s, a remarkable era defined in dark shadings.

A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law--three cops treading quicksand in the middle.

Detective Ed Exley wants glory. Haunted by his father's success as a policeman, he will pay any price, break any law to eclipse him.

Detective Bud White watched his own father murder his mother--he is now bent on random vengeance, a time bomb with a badge.

Celebrity cop Jack Vincennes shakes down movie stars for a scandal magazine. An old secret possesses him--he'll do anything to keep it buried.

Three cops in a spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, a nightmare that offers no mercy, allows for no survivors. Here is James Ellroy's masterpiece. . . darkness to haunt you in shades of red, gray, and black.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ellroy's ninth novel, set in 1950s Los Angeles, kicks off with a shoot-out between a rogue ex-cop and a band of gangsters fronted by a crooked police lieutenant. Close on the heels of this scene comes a jarring Christmas Day precinct house riot, in which drunk and rampaging cops viciously beat up a group of jailed Mexican hoodlums. But, as readers will quickly learn, these sudden sprees of violence, laced with evidence of police corruption, are only teasers for the grisly events and pathos that follow this intricate police procedural. Picking up where The Black Dahlia and The Big Nowhere left off, the book tracks the intertwining paths of the three flawed and ambitious cops who emerge from the ``Bloody Christmas'' affair. Dope peddling, prostitution, and other risky business are revealed as the tightly wound plot untangles. Ellroy's disdain for Hollywood tinsel is evident at every turn; even the most noble of the characters here are relentlessly sleazy. But their grueling, sometimes maniacal schemes make a compelling read for the stout of heart. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788440636904
Publisher:
Ediciones B
Publication date:
07/28/1993
Series:
L.A. Quartet Series, #3
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition

Meet the Author

James Ellroy's most recent novel, American Tabloid, was Time magazine's Novel of the Year in 1995, and his memoir, My Dark Places, was a New York Times Notable Book for 1996.

David Strathairn has appeared in the films L.A. Confidential, The River Wild, The Firm, and City of Hope.  His theater work includes Three Sisters, Hapgood, and A Lie of the Mind.

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