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The Resource This Storm

This Storm

Label
This Storm
Title
This Storm
Statement of responsibility
James Ellroy
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
January '42. L.A. reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese residents 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. There's Fifth Column treason on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, Commies, and race racketeers. It's populism ascendant. 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 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, elegiac. It lays bare and celebrates crazed Americans of all stripes. It is a masterpiece
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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
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Character
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10781455
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Ellroy, James
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Second L. A. quartet
Series volume
0002
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
This Storm
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525521730
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
This Storm
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525521730
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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