Joseph Wambaugh uses his long years of police experiences to tell the stories of the shady underworld in which law enforcement agencies do their jobs.
THE BLUE KNIGHT is set in the steamy heat of a Los Angeles police district. This story records the excitement, terror, pity, and occasional tedium of police work.
THE BLACK MARBLE tells the story of Sgt. Valnikov, an expert detective and his partner Natalie Zimmerman, the best female investigator in her division. This novel is laced with sexual themes and Hollywood madness played out against a background of big-time dog shows and former high society.
THE NEW CENTURIONS portrays the police coping not only with society's lawlessness and a world coming apart but with their own fears and insecurities.
THE CHOIRBOYS is a sizzling exposé full of sex, liquor, and general hell-raising. The Choirboys are ten cops on nightwatch who congregate after hours in LA's MacArthur Park. Full of Wambaugh's ferocious humor, this story is realistic, chilling, and touching.
A large book filled with over 700 pages of exciting reading.
The Blue Knight, The Black Marble, The New Centurions, The Choirboys. All very good stories. My particular favorite The Choirboys.