About this book
Paperback edition of the final book in Ellroy's "Underworld USA Trilogy", following "American Tabloid" and "The Cold Six Thousand", both of which are also reissued this month. Set during the social and political upheaval of 1968-72. 'The classiest act around. Read it and weep - for its utter darkness and yet its stunning sweep and grace.' "Daily Mail"
It's 1968. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are dead. The Mob, Howard Hughes and J Edgar Hoover are in a struggle for America's soul, drawing into their murderous conspiracies the dammed and the soon-to-be damned. Wayne Tedrow Jr: parricide, assassin, dope cooker, mouthpiece for all sides, loyal to none.