In this, the second of Wambaugh's books about the LAPD we meet Bumper Morgan a beat cop with three days left to retirement. Please try again. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Twenty and two. Please try your request again later.

Wambaugh joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1960. I was either skipping because the language was offensive or stopping to try to understand terms that were part of the subculture. While over-invested in his work ,and not above taking free meals from restaurants in his patrol area, he is also an honest cop (he sees the meals as being something that the owners want to do for him. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I find most of Joseph Wambaugh's books an easy read and reasonably entertaining. Learn more about the program. People didn't jump cops and beat up on them without going to prison for assault. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Unable to add item to List. It still holds up as true today. Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2013. The stories told in this book are from a different time but one that for me is long forgotten. He isn't given the meals in exchange for breaking the law. With three days to go until his retirement, a cop reflects on his morally ambiguous career.

'Baretta' had far more story line than this, and you sir are no Baretta. There was a problem loading your book clubs. There was a problem loading your book clubs. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. While over-invested in his work ,and not above taking free meals from restaurants in his patrol area, he is also an honest cop (he sees the meals as being something that the owners want to do for him. Please try your request again later. He also attended California State University, Los Angeles, where he earned Bachelor of Arts and M. Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant (1960-1974), is the bestselling author of twenty-one prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. Little, Brown and Company (February 28, 1972), Previous page of related Sponsored Products, The ground-breaking crime novels about a streetwise old cop & his liberal young partner that became the hit TV series "The Streets of San Francisco". The Blue Knight is set in the 1960s and is the story of a cop who plans to retire in three days. Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant (1960-1974), is the bestselling author of twenty-one prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2017. The stories told in this book are from a different time but one that for me is long forgotten. He must make several important decisions as he reaches his 20th anniversary on the job. If you like "Cop" stories, then this one is for you. Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2018. May 1st 1993 Now he's the hard hitting, tough talking best selling writer who tells the brutal, true stories of the men who risk their loves every time a siren screams".

Grab this now. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The only surprise was the person who died at the end, and even that was not s. As a character study, this book is pretty good. I kept waiting for something to happen though, and that sounds odd when talking about a book describing multiple exciting events, but I could have told you from the beginning about how it would end but didn't feel like any of the events really contributed to a satisfying end. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Good story, great character. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Half way through the book, I realized I had not caught the essence of the story. He lives each day his way--on the razor's edge of life. He would walk his beat in L.A. knowing the shop owners and the different people in his area, he also knew what everyone was up to. FBI Agent Darger heads to Vegas and gets swept up in the hunt for a shadowy killer. The book was published in 1973 and I have enjoyed reading this book over and over again. Interesting to see how some parts of the judicial system surely haven't changed. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. For Morgan there isn't any corruption and he does like to eat). I plan to read more of Joseph Wambaugh's books. Per Random House Inc, - "He's big and brash. I enj, This was the first Wambaugh book that I read. This was a simple cop story. What an interesting book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2017. The novel has almost no discernible plot - it is a set of loosely linked episodes in the life of an LA policeman preparing to retire from the force.
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Wambaugh joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1960. I was either skipping because the language was offensive or stopping to try to understand terms that were part of the subculture. While over-invested in his work ,and not above taking free meals from restaurants in his patrol area, he is also an honest cop (he sees the meals as being something that the owners want to do for him. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I find most of Joseph Wambaugh's books an easy read and reasonably entertaining. Learn more about the program. People didn't jump cops and beat up on them without going to prison for assault. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Unable to add item to List. It still holds up as true today. Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2013. The stories told in this book are from a different time but one that for me is long forgotten. He isn't given the meals in exchange for breaking the law. With three days to go until his retirement, a cop reflects on his morally ambiguous career.

'Baretta' had far more story line than this, and you sir are no Baretta. There was a problem loading your book clubs. There was a problem loading your book clubs. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. While over-invested in his work ,and not above taking free meals from restaurants in his patrol area, he is also an honest cop (he sees the meals as being something that the owners want to do for him. Please try your request again later. He also attended California State University, Los Angeles, where he earned Bachelor of Arts and M. Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant (1960-1974), is the bestselling author of twenty-one prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. Little, Brown and Company (February 28, 1972), Previous page of related Sponsored Products, The ground-breaking crime novels about a streetwise old cop & his liberal young partner that became the hit TV series "The Streets of San Francisco". The Blue Knight is set in the 1960s and is the story of a cop who plans to retire in three days. Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant (1960-1974), is the bestselling author of twenty-one prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2017. The stories told in this book are from a different time but one that for me is long forgotten. He must make several important decisions as he reaches his 20th anniversary on the job. If you like "Cop" stories, then this one is for you. Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2018. May 1st 1993 Now he's the hard hitting, tough talking best selling writer who tells the brutal, true stories of the men who risk their loves every time a siren screams".

Grab this now. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The only surprise was the person who died at the end, and even that was not s. As a character study, this book is pretty good. I kept waiting for something to happen though, and that sounds odd when talking about a book describing multiple exciting events, but I could have told you from the beginning about how it would end but didn't feel like any of the events really contributed to a satisfying end. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Good story, great character. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Half way through the book, I realized I had not caught the essence of the story. He lives each day his way--on the razor's edge of life. He would walk his beat in L.A. knowing the shop owners and the different people in his area, he also knew what everyone was up to. FBI Agent Darger heads to Vegas and gets swept up in the hunt for a shadowy killer. The book was published in 1973 and I have enjoyed reading this book over and over again. Interesting to see how some parts of the judicial system surely haven't changed. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. For Morgan there isn't any corruption and he does like to eat). I plan to read more of Joseph Wambaugh's books. Per Random House Inc, - "He's big and brash. I enj, This was the first Wambaugh book that I read. This was a simple cop story. What an interesting book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2017. The novel has almost no discernible plot - it is a set of loosely linked episodes in the life of an LA policeman preparing to retire from the force.
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I've known about Joseph Wambaugh for many years, having grown up in Los Angeles, catching a few episodes of "The Blue Knight" TV series re-runs (starring George Kennedy) as a kid, and eventually embarking on a law enforcement career myself--mind you, I was Federal, not LAPD or LASD, but I've worked with (and befriended) enough SoCal municipal cops in my lifetime to be able to forge a common bond with them ("the bond of the badge," if you will). A Classic. This is something of a companion piece to Joseph Wambaugh's The New Centurions which told the story of 3 officers at the start of their careers. Wambaugh is a great author, and this was probably my favorite of his novels. The book covers his last week on the job before his planned retirement. A twenty-year man who has never done anything, but work patrol. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. "Bumper" Morgan is a larger than life character and this chronicle of his last few days walking a beat before retirement really showed both the highs and lows of police work. Three days at the end of career well written and describe through the highs and lows of a beat officers day. Conservative (with a small c), World War II veteran (so many officers were up until the mid to late seventies), and self-taught. After author Wambaugh's debut novel of a class of police rookies, The New Centurions (1970), he followed it up with this 1972 novel of a police veteran about to retire. Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2010. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.
In this, the second of Wambaugh's books about the LAPD we meet Bumper Morgan a beat cop with three days left to retirement. Please try again. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Twenty and two. Please try your request again later.

Wambaugh joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1960. I was either skipping because the language was offensive or stopping to try to understand terms that were part of the subculture. While over-invested in his work ,and not above taking free meals from restaurants in his patrol area, he is also an honest cop (he sees the meals as being something that the owners want to do for him. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I find most of Joseph Wambaugh's books an easy read and reasonably entertaining. Learn more about the program. People didn't jump cops and beat up on them without going to prison for assault. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Unable to add item to List. It still holds up as true today. Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2013. The stories told in this book are from a different time but one that for me is long forgotten. He isn't given the meals in exchange for breaking the law. With three days to go until his retirement, a cop reflects on his morally ambiguous career.

'Baretta' had far more story line than this, and you sir are no Baretta. There was a problem loading your book clubs. There was a problem loading your book clubs. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. While over-invested in his work ,and not above taking free meals from restaurants in his patrol area, he is also an honest cop (he sees the meals as being something that the owners want to do for him. Please try your request again later. He also attended California State University, Los Angeles, where he earned Bachelor of Arts and M. Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant (1960-1974), is the bestselling author of twenty-one prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. Little, Brown and Company (February 28, 1972), Previous page of related Sponsored Products, The ground-breaking crime novels about a streetwise old cop & his liberal young partner that became the hit TV series "The Streets of San Francisco". The Blue Knight is set in the 1960s and is the story of a cop who plans to retire in three days. Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant (1960-1974), is the bestselling author of twenty-one prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2017. The stories told in this book are from a different time but one that for me is long forgotten. He must make several important decisions as he reaches his 20th anniversary on the job. If you like "Cop" stories, then this one is for you. Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2018. May 1st 1993 Now he's the hard hitting, tough talking best selling writer who tells the brutal, true stories of the men who risk their loves every time a siren screams".

Grab this now. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The only surprise was the person who died at the end, and even that was not s. As a character study, this book is pretty good. I kept waiting for something to happen though, and that sounds odd when talking about a book describing multiple exciting events, but I could have told you from the beginning about how it would end but didn't feel like any of the events really contributed to a satisfying end. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Good story, great character. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Half way through the book, I realized I had not caught the essence of the story. He lives each day his way--on the razor's edge of life. He would walk his beat in L.A. knowing the shop owners and the different people in his area, he also knew what everyone was up to. FBI Agent Darger heads to Vegas and gets swept up in the hunt for a shadowy killer. The book was published in 1973 and I have enjoyed reading this book over and over again. Interesting to see how some parts of the judicial system surely haven't changed. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. For Morgan there isn't any corruption and he does like to eat). I plan to read more of Joseph Wambaugh's books. Per Random House Inc, - "He's big and brash. I enj, This was the first Wambaugh book that I read. This was a simple cop story. What an interesting book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2017. The novel has almost no discernible plot - it is a set of loosely linked episodes in the life of an LA policeman preparing to retire from the force.

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