1950s Los Angeles: the City of Angels has become the city of the Angel of Death. Communist witch-hunts and violent killings are terrorizing the community. Three men are plunged into a maelstrom of violence and deceit when their lives become linked as each one confronts his own personal darkness.
James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed LA Quartet, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential and White Jazz, as well as the first two parts of his Underworld USA trilogy, American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand which were both Sunday Times bestsellers.