Lines and Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh

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This is the true story of a squad of San Diego cops, posing as undocumented immigrants, whose mission is to police the no-man’s-land by the international border where men, women, and children cross in the dead of night only to fall prey to ruthless Mexican bandits waiting to rape, rob, and murder them. The Chicago Sun-Times described it as “a saga of courage, craziness, brutality and humor comparable to The Onion Field for storytelling and revelatory power.” Newsday said, “splendidan utterly fascinating true-crime story.”
 

About Joseph Wambaugh

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Writer Joseph Wambaugh was born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 22, 1937. He joined the Marines right out of high school, but later earned both a B. A. and M. A. from California State College in Los Angeles. He worked for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1960 to 1974. His first novel was The New Centurions (1971) and several subsequent novels have been award winners. The Onion Field won an Edgar Award (1984), and Lines and Shadows won the Rodolfo Walsh Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers (1989). He has worked creatively on several film and television projects, including Police Story, The Black Marble, The Choirboys and The Blue Knight.
 
Published November 29, 2011 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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