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Hollywood Moon - Joseph Wambaugh (audiobook)

There's a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast--rather than the best--in the precinct's citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who's been attacking women. Meanwhile, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, suspicious duo--a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they've stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can't be sure who's conning whom. Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA.

Book 1: Hollywood Station
Book 2: Hollywood Crows
Book 3: Hollywood Moon


My Opinion:
This one for me, was just another story. It didn't overwhelm me, or disappoint me. It did nothing for me. It did not stand out in any way, for me at all.
There was loads of filthy language, I guess to be expected by cops. Though one would like to live in a make believe world thinking cops are not vulgar. This story proves otherwise. The vulgarity didn't help keep my attention. The other bad thing, on audiobook the cd's end very abruptly.
There was also sensitive subjects throughout. Again to be expected in a cop story. This was the start of what I liked. Halfway through, the story picked up speed a bit. More dramatic and some romance too. Plus I really appreciate the comradery between officers. The narrator in this audiobook is clear and enjoyable to listen to, which helps. I also didn't realize this is the third book in a series.
All-in-all, I'm stuck in the middle. It didn't get too far off the ground for me.

~I won my copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.~


  1. I've tried reading Wambaugh in the past and could never get into his stories.


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