The Blue Knight Author:Joseph Wambaugh The novel tells the story of Bumper Morgan, a Los Angeles beat cop who is three days from retirement. Bumper is a big, fat, loveable glutton with a bit of a sadistic streak. We follow his last few days on the police force while he begrudgingly drives his patrol car through his long time beat in LA. Bumper explains that he prefers walking the bea... more »t, but since hes too old and fat he is forced to drive his legs arent what they used to be.
Bumper tells his own story, and everything is told through his eyes. As usual, Wambaughs gifted use of sharp, witty dialogue and scathing common-man analysis of the streets brings Bumpers story to life. Everyone on his beat loves him. Restaurant owners pile heaps of culinary delights in front of him on a daily basis, and its obvious Bumper LOVES to eat many times my mouth started watering while reading the descriptions of a wide variety of foods laid out for this loveable cop.« less