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The Secrets of Harry Bright
     

The Secrets of Harry Bright

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by Joseph Wambaugh
 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Raucous cops, outlaw bikers, and suntanned celebrities collide in a steamy landscape swirling with natural beauty and unnatural death.
 
Seventeen months ago the California desert revealed the remains of Jack Watson. The rich man’s son was found incinerated in a Rolls-Royce, a bullet in his head

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Raucous cops, outlaw bikers, and suntanned celebrities collide in a steamy landscape swirling with natural beauty and unnatural death.
 
Seventeen months ago the California desert revealed the remains of Jack Watson. The rich man’s son was found incinerated in a Rolls-Royce, a bullet in his head. Now, a year and a half later, Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective Sidney Blackpool is called into the desert to take on the case. But what begins for Blackpool as an investigation sandwiched between golf games in nearby Palm Springs quickly becomes an obsession.
 
For the savage beauty of the wastelands holds many secrets. Secrets that stir up Blackpool’s long-suppressed nightmares of his own son’s death. Secrets that threaten to destroy an entire police department. Secrets that, by rights, should remain forever buried by the wind in the ageless desert sands.

In this riveting novel, bestselling author Joseph Wambaugh jolts our emotions while entertaining us with his special brand of bawdy, beautiful, dark humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553762877
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1986
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
633,811
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

A former police officer, Joseph Wambaugh puts his experience to good use when crafting his mystery and suspense novels, which have been praised for their authenticity and complex characterization. The author of more than twenty books, Wambaugh writes both fiction and non-fiction. His non-fiction book, The Onion Field, was hailed by The New York Times as "a complex story of tragic proportions... more ambitious than In Cold Blood and equally compelling!"

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The Secrets of Harry Bright 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Lauraley More than 1 year ago
Another book by one of my favorite authors Joseph Wambaugh I've read it and re-read it. About the Palm Springs area, one of my favorite places to visit, I love the way Wambaugh describes the sun over the mountains, seen it and loved it he took me back there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the story is really good it.made me wanna live in the desert and enjoy the hot climate. sid blackberry was a chain smoking alcholic who got the job done with style