"Noise now—two gunshots plus loud echoes. Muzzle flare, weird-shaped, blasts from the armored car's gun slit. The shots ricocheted off the pavement. The masked men and the milk truck driver threw themselves prone." Bringing his telegraphic, anything-goes style to bear on the turbulent 1970s, James Elroy's epic 2009 novel is the tale of the enforcer Dwight Chalfont Holly, Wayne Tedrow, Jr., and Donald "Crutch" Crutchfield, caught up in a heist, a J. Edgar Hoover investigation, and bad voodoo from Haiti—and a revolutionary woman is at the center of it all.
"History is refracted and reflected through Ellroy's peerless paragraphs…. American fiction at its finest."—Dallas Morning News