BLOOD’S A ROVERI must have this. Now. Going out to buy Playboy. Need...excerpt.
by James Ellroy
(Knopf, Fall 2009)
U.K.: Random House Century
At long last—James Ellroy’s greatest work of fiction.
BLOOD’S A ROVER is the third volume of Ellroy’s Underworld USA Trilogy. Volume 1, AMERICAN TABLOID, covered 1958-’63 and ended with the JFK snuff in Dallas. Volume 2, THE COLD SIX-THOUSAND, covered Dallas to the MLK RFK hits and their hellish aftermath. BLOOD’S A ROVER takes us on the wildest historical ride of them all.
There’s a horrific armored-car heist, replete with a stash of missing cash and mysterious emeralds. There’s J. Edgar Hoover and Howard Hughes moving into their psychopathic dotage. The FBI’s out to infiltrate two evil black-militant groups in L.A. The mob wants to plant lush hotel casinos in the Dominican Republic. There’s a voodoo vibe in Haiti, and, brother, it be bad gre-gre. Two rogue cops and a kid private eye are locked in a consuming fury to claim the Red Goddess Joan.
Sex and history—on an unprecedented scale.
Raging love stories, the clash of race and ideology, the moral fire of a great American time.
Playboy will publish a 10,000-word excerpt in this year’s Christmas issue on sale Nov. 10.
Alfred A. Knopf will publish BLOOD’S A ROVER in fall of 2009.
Feel the all-encompassing heat!
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Friday, November 21, 2008
BLOOD'S A ROVER
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