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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448108589
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688

The Cold Six Thousand




The sequel to the international bestseller American Tabloid

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 22ND, 1963.

Wayne Tedrow Jr has arrived to kill a man. The fee is $6,000. He finds himself instead in the middle of the cover-up following JFK's assassination. There follows a hellish five-year ride through the sordid underbelly of public policy via Las Vegas, Howard Hughes, Vietnam, CIA dope dealing, Cuba, sleazy showbiz, racism and the Klan.

This is the 1960s under Ellroy's blistering lens, the icons of the era mingled with cops, killers, hoods, and provocateurs. The Cold Six Thousand is historical confluence as American nightmare. Fierce, epic fiction. A masterpiece.

  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448108589
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688

About the author

James Ellroy

Date: 2003-05-13James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the ‘Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy’ – American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood’s a Rover – and the ‘L.A. Quartet’ novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere,L.A. Confidential andWhite Jazz. He lives in Colorado.

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Praise for The Cold Six Thousand

The quality mark of The Cold Six Thousand is that it can give heavyweight punch to even that most worked-over image, the shooting of JFK ... Knockout

Guardian

Richer and darker than ever, this story ... reminds us how far ahead of his peers Ellroy really is

New Statesman

The Cold Six Thousand is as brutal and honest an exposure of the American Dream as anyone could hope for

Scotsman

Astonishing ... not America corrupted, but America in its purest, uncut form

Independent

Ellroy is the author of some of the most powerful crime novels ever written

New York Times

An explosive new novel from the modern master of noir

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