The Resource This storm : a novel, James Ellroy

This storm : a novel, James Ellroy

Label
This storm : a novel
Title
This storm
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Ellroy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From "one of the great American writers of our time" (Los Angeles Times Book Review)--a brilliant historical crime novel, a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles and Mexico in the wake in Pearl Harbor. New Year's Eve 1941, war has been declared and the Japanese internment is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. Sergeant Dudley Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department is now Army Captain Smith and a budding war profiteer. He's shacked up with Claire De Haven in Baja, Mexico, and spends his time sniffing out fifth column elements and hunting down a missing Japanese Naval Attache. Hideo Ashida is cashing LAPD paychecks and working in the crime lab, but he knows he can't avoid internment forever. Newly arrived Navy Lieutenant Joan Conville winds up in jail accused of vehicular homicide, but Captain William H. Parker squashes the charges and puts her on Ashida's team. Elmer Jackson, who is assigned to the alien squad and to bodyguard Ashida, begins to develop an obsession with Kay Lake, the unconsummated object of Captain Parker's desire. Now, Conville and Ashida become obsessed with finding the identity of a body discovered in a mudslide. It's a murder victim linked to an unsolved gold heist from '31, and they want the gold. And things really heat up when two detectives are found murdered in a notorious dope fiend hang-out"--
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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781455
Cataloging source
DLC
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
  • Murder
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
This storm : a novel, James Ellroy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
589 pages
Isbn
9780307957009
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018048538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102059718
Label
This storm : a novel, James Ellroy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
589 pages
Isbn
9780307957009
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018048538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102059718

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