Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns: it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer, a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire.
The team: A handpicked squad of FBI agents -- led by a war hero determined to get the job done. The target: John Gotti, the seemingly invincible head of the richest and most powerful crime of modern-day Untouchables, the FBI's C-16 Organized Crime squad, who finally ended the cocky crime lord's reign of terror.
The unforgettable detective introduced in The Timothy Files returns in a game of scandals, scams, and gangland massacres.
In this New York Times best seller, Lawrence Sanders rips the lid off the private life--and public scandal--of a Hollywood superstar. A story as wicked and wild as the tabloid headlines...as only Sanders could tell it.
No one thought Curtis Colt had been railroaded for the shooting of a liquor store owner, least of all St. Louis private investigator Alo Nudger. It had been an open-and-shut case of cold blooded murder, and the people of Missouri were just waiting for Colt to be strapped into the electric chair - after all, three eyewitnesses couldn't be wrong. But as time runs out on the convicted killer, Nudger receives a call from Candy Ann Adams, Colt's finance, who insists he's innocent, because she knows who really pulled the trigger.
A case of mistaken identity gives St. Louis PI Nudger lumps and bruises. A female doctor about the size of an average linebacker leads him to a crooked alcohol rehabilitation clinic.
St. Louis PI Nudger is called to help stop a man from jumping to his death. The man has asked for Nudger by name, and when Nudger fails to save him, he feels responsible for the death and tries to find out what was behind the suicide. He turns up a fellow detective who leads him on a trail of greed and blackmail.