Perfidia

Perfidia

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States teeters on the edge of war. The roundup of allegedly treasonous Japanese Americans is about to begin. And in L.A., a Japanese family is found dead. Murder or ritual suicide? The investigation will draw four people into a totally Ellroy-ian tangle: a brilliant Japanese American forensic chemist; an unsatisfiably adventurous young woman; one police officer based in fact (William H. "Whiskey Bill" Parker, later to become the groundbreaking chief of the LAPD), the other the product of Ellroy's inimitable imagination (Dudley Smith, arch villain of The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz). As their lives intertwine, we are given a story of war and of consuming romance, a searing exposé of the Japanese internment, and an astonishingly detailed homicide investigation.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553399288
0553399284
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (28 hr., 07 min., 22 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Wasson, Craig

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