Continuing the audacious fictional counter-history that he began in American Tabloid, the demon dog of American literature reimagines the bloody events that erupted in Dallas on November 22, 1963, and culminated five years later in the book-end assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. In The Cold Six Thousand James Ellroy portrays this chain of mayhem through three of its most dangerous links: a Las Vegas cop with ties to the lunatic right; a defrocked FBI agent turned mouthpiece for Howard Hughes and Jimmy Hoffa, and a drug-runner and hitman who serves as the wiseguys' emissary to the anti-Castro underground. Ingeniously orchestrated, terrifyingly plausible, and propelled by the rhythms of Ellroy's Mach-10 prose, the result is a masterwork of contemporary fiction.
Ellroy, James, 1948-
The cold six thousand
New York :, Knopf :, Distributed by Random House,, 2001
669 p. ; 25 cm
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