Cold Six Thousand

Author(s): James Ellroy

Crime Thriller Mystery

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. It is a fierce, epic fiction. It is a masterpiece.


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General Fields

  • : 9780099537830
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : August 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 810
  • : Paperback
  • : James Ellroy