BOOK REVIEW: HOLLYWOOD CROWS
Nathan Weiss and Bix Ramstead are assigned to the LAPD’s Community Relations Office. Members who work in this department are referred to as Crows.
Weiss stopped Margot Aziz who ran a stop sign. As soon as he took one look at Margot and her beauty he knew it would be hard to do his official duties. It doesn’t take long for both Weiss and Ramstead to fall under the spell of Margot who explains that she is in the middle of an ugly divorce. Margot figured it wouldn’t hurt to have a couple of cops on her side. Her husband, Ali, is the owner of a Sunset Boulevard strip club. Margot also believes he wants her dead. She has one thing going for her and that’s because she has custody of one-half of her husband’s fortune and his son.
The bad thing is that Weiss and Ramstead are gullible and don’t realize that Margot is using them to try and get rid of her husband.
Just how far will Margot go to get what she wants?
Joseph Wambaugh does an excellent job of focusing on the lives of police officers. The reader will go along with them as they go through their daily routines and will learn much about the inside story of the Crows. You will enjoy many of the zany characters like the surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam. They are sure to give the reader a few laughs. Characterization is one of the strengths of Joseph Wambaugh’s writing. No one can do a better job of writing about the lives of members of the LAPD then this author. If you enjoy police procedurals with some humor, Hollywood Crows is the book to read.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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