Underworld USA Trilogy

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 724 ratings

American Tabloid Publisher's Summary

It's 1958. America is about to emerge into a bright new age - an age that will last until the 1,000 days of John F. Kennedy’s presidency.

Three men move beneath the glossy surface of power, men allied to the makers and shakers of the era.

Peter Bondurant, Howard Hughes’ right-hand man, Jimmy Hoffa’s hit man. Kemper Boyd, employed by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate the Kennedy clan. Ward Littell, a man seeking redemption in Bobby Kennedy’s drive against organised crime.

The festering discontent of the age that burns brightly in these men’s hearts will go into supernova as the Bay of Pigs ends in calamity, the mob clamours for payback, and 1,000 days end in brutal quietus in 1963.

©1995 James Ellroy (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • American Tabloid

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • Performance
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    It's 1958. America is about to emerge into a bright new age - an age that will last until the 1,000 days of John F. Kennedy’s presidency. Three men move beneath the glossy surface of power, men allied to the makers and shakers of the era. Peter Bondurant, Howard Hughes’ right-hand man, Jimmy Hoffa’s hit man. Kemper Boyd, employed by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate the Kennedy clan. Ward Littell, a man seeking redemption in Bobby Kennedy’s drive against organised crime.

    Regular price: $26.53

    • American Tabloid

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination - in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, DC....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best American Mob Novel

    • By Jason Platt on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • The Cold Six Thousand

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 174

    In The Cold Six Thousand, James Ellroy's most ambitious and explosive novel yet, he puts the whole of the 1960s under his blistering lens. The result is a work of fierce, epic fiction, a speedball through our most tumultuous time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Plausible history

    • By Snoodely on 07-24-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Cold Six Thousand

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Dallas, November 2, 1963. Wayne Tedrow, Jr., has arrived to kill a man. The fee is $6,000. He finds himself instead in the middle of a cover-up following JFK’s assassination. There follows a hellish five-year ride through the sordid underbelly of public policy via Las Vegas, Howard Hughes, Vietnam, CIA dope dealing, Cuba, sleazy showbiz, racism and the Klan. This is the 1960s under Ellroy’s blistering lens, the icons of the era mingled with cops, killers, hoods and provocateurs.

    Regular price: $29.09

  • Book 3

    • Blood's a Rover

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Black militants are warring in southside L.A. The Feds are concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of History.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An all-around masterpiece

    • By MisterBleau on 01-10-10

    Regular price: $51.93

    • Blood's a Rover

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It’s 1968. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are dead. The Mob, Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover are in a struggle for America’s soul, drawing into their murderous conspiracies the damned and the soon-to-be damned. Wayne Tedrow Jr: assassin, dope cooker, mouthpiece for all sides, loyal to none. Dwight Holly: Hoover’s enforcer and hellish conspirator in terrible crimes.

    Regular price: $30.36