LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan
A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. The Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal

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Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective who in 1997 was called to investigate a controversial cop-on-cop shooting, eventually to discover that the officer killed was tied to Marion “Suge” Knight’s notorious gangsta rap label, Death Row Records. During his investigation, Poole came to realize that a growing cadre of black officers were allied not only with Death Row, but with the murderous Bloods street gang. And incredibly, Poole began to uncover evidence that at least some of these “gangsta cops” may have been involved in the murders of rap superstars Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

Igniting a firestorm of controversy in the music industry and the Los Angeles media, the hardcover publication of LAbyrinth helped to prompt two lawsuits against the LAPD (one brought by the widow and mother of Notorious B.I.G., the other brought by Poole himself) that may finally bring this story completely out of the shadows.

About Randall Sullivan

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Randall Sullivan was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone for over twenty years. He is also the author of The Price of Experience, LAbyrinth, and The Miracle Detective, the book that inspired the television show The Miracle Detectives, which premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in January 2011.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 346 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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Freelance journalist Sullivan (The Price of Experience, 1996) scathingly indicts racial/cultural politics and law enforcement in post–Drug War America.

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One track carries Tom Burke and his 14-year-old daughter Cricket who, amid great fanfare, are set to explore Labyrinth Cave at the behest of NASA as a prelude to the reinstitution of exploration of the Moon.

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I had become convinced that LAPD officers affiliated with Death Row Records had been involved in the conspiracy to kill Biggie Smalls and none of...

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Our heroes will explore labyrinths in both Egypt and Greece on their journey as they race to stay ahead of Henriksen and his thugs – each labyrinth offering clues pertaining to the location of the next – but their ultimate goal is to find the fourth labyrinth mentioned in Luka’s journal, which ma...

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