Fugitive Nights by Joseph Wambaugh

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Playground for the rich, arena for the powerful, graveyard for the unlucky . . . welcome to Palm Springs! The wealthy socialite wife of an impotent husband wants to know why he’s made a secret deposit—at a sperm bank. Former LAPD cop turned PI Breda Burrows is on the case, and she retains soon-to-be retired Palm Springs cop Lynn Cutter as a guide, leading this odd couple straight into danger. “Hilarious and chilling . . . had me wide-eyed and alert until the very end” said The New York Times Book Review.

About Joseph Wambaugh

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Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Onion Field, The Blooding, The Choirboys, " and many other fiction and nonfiction works. He has won a number of awards, including the Edgar Allan Poe award and the Rodolfo Walsh Prize for investigative journalism. He lives with his wife in California.
Published November 29, 2011 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wambaugh (The Golden Orange, 1990, etc.) returns to a familiar venue: glittering Palm Springs, its cops, and nearby desert canyons.

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While poking fun at the Palm Springs lifestyle, Wambaugh offers plenty of his trademark cop humor, including a funny but essentially irrelevant prologue skewering President Bush and Sonny Bono.

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If you’re in California’s low desert at dinnertime and require swans—black swans at that—with your Brandt Farms ribeye or Loch Duart salmon, it’s the Rockwood Grill at Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert that you want.

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Entertainment Weekly

The fugitive himself, whose crime and its motivation provide a satisfying twist, has the makings — barely explored — of a worthy Wambaugh hero.

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(One of his hunches regarding the identity of the fugitive is that he is a Middle Eastern terrorist visiting Palm Springs to assassinate Gerald Ford.) The usually charming Garr isn't given much to work with.

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