The Resource This storm, James Ellroy

This storm, James Ellroy

Label
This storm
Title
This storm
Statement of responsibility
James Ellroy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
January, '42. L.A. reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese are rounded up and slammed behind bars. Massive thunderstorms hit the city. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops tag it a routine dead-man job. They're wrong. It's an early-warning signal of Chaos. There's a murderous fire and a gold heist, exploding out of the past. There's Fifth Column treason - at this moment, on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, commies and race racketeers. There's two dead cops in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with History. 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, lashed by anti-Japanese rage. Dudley Smith is a PD 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. L.A., '42. Homefront madness. Wartime inferno - This Storm is James Ellroy's most audacious novel yet. It is by turns savage, tender, elegaic. It lays bare and celebrates crazed Americans of all stripes. It is a masterpiece
Member of
Summary
A corrupt vice cop, a crime-lab whiz facing Japanese internment, a fascist police consultant to Army Intelligence and a rogue profiteer investigate a historically relevant murder in 1942 Los Angeles
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781455
Cataloging source
ATCDL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellroy, James
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Second L. A. quartet
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Criminals
  • Police
  • Murder
  • Japanese Americans
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
This storm, James Ellroy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065336225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
589 pages
Isbn
9780434020591
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1103324432
Label
This storm, James Ellroy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065336225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
589 pages
Isbn
9780434020591
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1103324432

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