James Ellroy & This Storm

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James Ellroy will be at The Poisoned Pen on Thursday, June 20 at 7 PM to discuss his latest book in his second LA Quartet, This Storm. You can order copies of Ellroy’s books, including a signed copy of This Storm through the Web Store. http://bit.ly/2KUNy3y

Here’s the summary of This Storm.

A massive novel of World War II Los Angeles. The crowning work of an American master.

It is January, 1942. Torrential rainstorms hit L.A. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops rate it a routine dead-man job. They’re grievously wrong. It’s a summons to misalliance and all the spoils of a brand-new war.

Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment. Dudley Smith is an LAPD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core.

They’ve signed on for the dead-man job. They’ve got a hot date with History. They will fight their inner wars within The War with unstoppable fury.

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If you would like to know more about the book and James Ellroy before the event on Thursday night, check out Angus Batey’s interview with the author for The Quietus. http://bit.ly/2ZrEMhx