The New Centurions

The New Centurions

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The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh


Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Here in his classic debut novel, Wambaugh presents a stunning, raw, and unforgettable depiction of life behind the thin blue line.





In a class of new police recruits, Augustus Plebesly is fast and scared. Roy Fehler is full of ideals. And Serge Duran is an ex-marine running away from his Chicano childhood. In a few weeks they'll put on the blue uniform of the LAPD. In months they'll know how to interpret the mad babble of the car radio, smell danger, trap a drug dealer, hide a secret, and-most of all-live with the understanding that cops are different from everyone else. But for these men, these new centurions, time is an enemy. The year is 1960. The streets are burning with rage. And before they can grow old on this job, they'll have to fight for their lives...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446509220
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 177,174
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Joseph Wambaugh is the hard-hitting bestselling writer who conveys the passionate immediacy of a special world. He was a police officer with the LAPD for 14 years before retiring in 1974, during which time he published three bestselling novels. Over the course of his career, Wambaugh has been the author of more than 20 works of fiction and nonfiction, all written in his gritty, distinctive noir-ish style. He's won multiple Edgar Awards, and several of his books have been made into feature films and TV movies. He lives in California with his wife.

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As a Veteran with 3 combat tours to the Middle East under my belt and a cop going on five years on the streets, this book was about as true as a fiction book can get about what goes through a new guy's mind. It was recommended to me by an "old timer" I work with and I literally couldn't put it down! I really liked it and recommended it to the new "rooks" that just came out to the streets. Now I'm into Joe Wambaugh books....
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MarcoB More than 1 year ago
An accurate, moving, disturbing account of three officers first five years on the force. Must reading, to this day, for every police officer.
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