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By James Ellroy

We're at the back of, and lower than, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination--in the underworld that connects Miami, l. a., Chicago, D.C. . . .

Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and numerous unfastened cannons conspire in a covert anarchy . . .

Where definitely the right medications, the correct amount of money, the perfect homicide, buys a second of a man's loyalty . . .

Where 3 renegade law-enforcement officers--a former L.A. cop and FBI agents--are shaping occasions with the virulence in their greed and hatred, driving full-blast shotgun into heritage. . . .

James Ellroy's trademark nothing-spared rendering of fact, blistering language, and constant narrative velocity are right here in electrifying abundance, placed to paintings in a singular as surprising and bold as something he's written: a mystery background that zeroes in on a time nonetheless shrouded in secrets and techniques and blows it broad open.

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We're in the back of, and less than, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination--in the underworld that connects Miami, la, Chicago, D. C. . . .

Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and diverse free cannons conspire in a covert anarchy . . .

Where the appropriate medicines, the correct quantity of money, the suitable homicide, buys a second of a man's loyalty . . .

Where 3 renegade law-enforcement officers--a former L. A. cop and FBI agents--are shaping occasions with the virulence in their greed and hatred, using full-blast shotgun into heritage. . . .

James Ellroy's trademark nothing-spared rendering of fact, blistering language, and incessant narrative velocity are the following in electrifying abundance, placed to paintings in a singular as surprising and bold as something he's written: a mystery background that zeroes in on a time nonetheless shrouded in secrets and techniques and blows it vast open.

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The officer, who worked as an SRO (School Resource Officer, a law enforcement officer assigned to a school system within that agency’s jurisdiction) at the local high school, dashed home to have it ready and loaded onto the trailer when Jeff arrived. But when the officer arrived home, he could tell that something was not right. As soon as he rounded into his backyard, he noticed a pile of tools and other small equipment scattered on the ground beneath his back door. “Get over here fast,” the officer yelled into his cell phone to Jeff.

It took more than six hours to mark and collect all of the evidence before they even reached the spot where Kelly lay in a shallow grave. The sun had begun to set once again and darkness was creeping in fast by that time, and they had not even touched Kelly’s body yet—they knew it was going to be a long night. Generators and lights were brought in so that they could continue to work the scene meticulously, photographing, marking, measuring, scraping, sifting, digging, and collecting, one step at a time.

Desperate, exhausted, and exasperated, the detectives decided to start the search first thing in the morning. With the sun just breaking over the ridges of the mountains the next morning, a call came in to the sheriff’s office from an eyewitness stating that Tommy Humphries’s house had been broken into and that guns had been stolen. The eyewitness named John Blair as the culprit. For some unknown reason, Blair had given Humphries his guns and then all of a sudden wanted them back. Come to find out, Blair had also given Humphries his four-wheeler.

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