Hollywood Moon

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joseph Wambaugh

Narrated By: Christian Rummel

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: November 2009

Duration: 11 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

There's a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast--rather than the best--in the precinct's citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who's been attacking women. Meanwhile, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, suspicious duo--a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they've stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can't be sure who's conning whom.


Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA.

Genres:

  • tom

    I first read Wambaugh books decades ago when he first started writing. They were fantastic and his non fiction work "The Onion Field" is one of the best true crime stories ever written. I thought he quit writing so when I saw this title I rented it. There's a little too much patter in certain parts but overall this is a top notch slice of LA Police and LA bad guys. A wonderful listen for the commute.

  • Jean

    Wambaugh is great at writing police stories. This book takes you on a ride with the mid watch of the Hollywood division of the LAPD. You feel as if you are a rookie cop being taken along by a seasoned officer. Lots of action, comic relief and social insight. The reader was excellent.