By James Ellroy
Unique book: 1984
[b]While scouring the streets for a lacking cop, an L.A. detective uncovers a terrifying crime
There was once by no means a greater cop than Jungle Jack Herzog. A wiry guy whose power handed his body, his skill to navigate the darkest corners of the town of Angels drew him repeated citations for bravery. Nicknamed the Alchemist for his uncanny skill to faux new identities, he did his top paintings as an secret agent within the vice squad, disappearing into the underworld within the identify of justice. Now he has disappeared for good. It’s a foul signal that Lloyd Hopkins catches Jungle Jack’s case, simply because Hopkins works murder. As he makes an attempt to find what occurred to the lacking cop, he investigates an odd homicide dedicated with a revolver that predates the Civil battle. there's a scary mystery in the back of the cop’s disappearance, yet Lloyd Hopkins doesn't worry the reality.
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The IRA shot a British soldier, to show the war made no difference to them. Then the Red Hand killed several Catholics unlucky enough to be in Protestant neighborhoods. None had any connection to the original shooting that we know of. ” “So many blood debts build up that it’s impossible to keep track of what is a reprisal for what. The Red Hand is a reaction to the IRA actions around Belfast. Most of those are supported from the south, by Clan na Gael funds sent from America. ” I avoided looking at her, not wanting to react to her statement about America.
I craned my neck to find out who was in the room but couldn’t see around the corner. I never called him Uncle Ike in front of anyone else, and I didn’t think we were alone now, so I held back. He seemed to read my thoughts as he lowered his voice. “Thanks, William. ” He dug a cigarette out of the pack in his pocket and lit up, glancing toward the room as he did so. “I’m afraid you’re going to have to cut this trip short. ” I remembered. Major Charles Cosgrove, supposedly a representative of the British Imperial General Staff.
I’ve heard of it,” I said, suspicious as any good Irish boy would be of an Englishman asking such a question. I stared at O’Brien again, overlooking her buttons this time but still wondering why she wore a British uniform. “Yes, I’m sure,” Cosgrove said. “You know the IRA came out of the Irish Volunteers and other groups involved in the rebellion and the subsequent Anglo-Irish War—” “You mean the Irish War of Independence,” I said. “As you wish. All water under the dam now, Boyle. ” “Precisely.