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by Joseph Wambaugh

  • ISBN: 0553763253
  • Category: Professionals and Academics
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Joseph Wambaugh
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam (November 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1905 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1735 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 705

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Several of his first novels were set in Los Angeles, California, and its surroundings, and featured Los Angeles police officers as protagonists. He has been nominated for 4 Edgar Awards (winning 3), and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

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Open Road Integrated Media ebook. In the other city, separated from the former mostly by an imaginary line, lies some of the richest real estate in the richest half of the richest state in the richest country on the face of the earth. Within a two-hour drive north from that invisible line there float unbelievable armadas: yachts and pleasure craft, half a million of them. And no less than 150 builders of yachts and pleasure craft striving to fill the insatiable need.

The book describes either a very heroic group of San Diego police officers, or an out-of-control group of gunslingers, depending on how you look at things. The events occurred in the 1980's, although the book is fairly recent. I have enjoyed Joseph Wambaugh's writing in the past, but it has been years since I read one of his books. I have trouble putting my finger on my dissatisfaction with this one. His characters SHOULD be interesting, the plot line SHOULD be absorbing and writing SHOULD flow page after page.

Not since Joseph Wambaugh's best-selling The Onion Field has there been a true police story as fascinating, as. .

Not since Joseph Wambaugh's best-selling The Onion Field has there been a true police story as fascinating, as totally gripping a.The media hailed them as heroes. Others denounced them as lawless renegades. The book describes either a very heroic group of San Diego police officers, or an out-of-control group of gunslingers, depending on how you look at things.

While Joe Castillo lay in the hospital the next day, with his exploits spread all over the newspapers and television, he was having trouble keeping strangers out of the hospital ward s bed! In fact, just before h.

While Joe Castillo lay in the hospital the next day, with his exploits spread all over the newspapers and television, he was having trouble keeping strangers out of the hospital ward s bed! In fact, just before his wife arrived, and even before regular visiting hours, one of the schoolteacher groupies from The Anchor Inn showed up and started looking at him like he was Warren Beatty or somebody, and asked if she could give him a head job. On the spot!

Praise for Lines and Shadows With each book, it seems, Mr. Wambaugh’s skill as a writer increases.

Praise for Lines and Shadows With each book, it seems, Mr. One of his best books, comparable to The Onion Field for storytelling and revelatory power.

Lines and Shadows book. Not since Joseph Wambaugh's best-selling "The Onion Field" has there been a true police story as fascinating, as totally gripping a.

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Praise for Lines and Shadows. With each book, it seems, Mr. A saga of courage, craziness, brutality and humor.

The true story only Joseph Wambaugh could tell. A band of California cops set loose in no-man’s-land to come home heroes. Or come home dead. Not since Joseph Wambaugh’s bestselling The Onion Field has there been a true police story as fascinating, as totally gripping as Lines and Shadows. The media hailed them as heroes. Others denounced them as lawless renegades. A squad of tough cops called the Border Crime Task Force. A commando team sent to patrol the snake-infested no-man’s-land south of San Diego. Not to apprehend the thousands of illegal aliens slipping into the U.S., but to stop the ruthless bandits who preyed on them nightly—relentlessly robbing, raping, and murdering defenseless men, women, and children.   The task force plan was simple. They would disguise themselves as illegal aliens. They would confront the murderous shadows of the night. Yet each time they walked into the violent blackness along the border, they came closer to another boundary line—a fragile line within each man. And crossing it meant destroying their sanity and their lives.   Praise for Lines and Shadows   “With each book, it seems, Mr. Wambaugh’s skill as a writer increases. . . . In Lines and Shadows he gives an off-trail, action-packed true account of police work and the intimate lives of policemen that, for my money, is his best book yet.”The New York Times Book Review   “A saga of courage, craziness, brutality and humor. . . . One of his best books, comparable to The Onion Field for storytelling and revelatory power.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Comments

Redfury Redfury
I haven't read Wambaugh in years. I liked him a lot when I did and thought I'd get a book from a tried and true author as I haven't found many new authors of this genre to be worth my while. He makes his points over and over: the relationships the main characters have with each other, the quirks of their personalities, the stress they are under, etc. The book could easily be 1/4 shorter and would be a better read.
Uyehuguita Uyehuguita
Although this was written in the 1970s, it seems relevant today. So many individuals are trying to enter the United States and I'm sure they are subjected to the dangers of rape, robbery, and murder as were those making the attempt decades ago. The press seems to focus more on the illegality of such attempts by persons seeking a better life and less on the personal dangers they face.
Clonanau Clonanau
If you are a true Joseph Wambaugh fan, then you probably agree that his true stories are the best of all. This story follows the efforts of a small hand picked group of SDPD Officers who were to venture out into the mesas just north of the Mexican border to not arrest illegal border crossers, but rather to protect them from the nearly nightly violence and crime that they found themselves facing.
Wambaugh follows each member of the "BARF" squad as he faces the ultra dangerous in a liquid black dark environment that at best only allows lines and shadows to be distinguished.
As a retired cop who has spent a time or two over 22 years crouching in the darkness shared by potentially violent bad guys, I was totally taken back by these guys doing it night after night.

Eventually, an extreme toll was taken .... not only on the bad guys, but on the cops as well. This is a fascinating read.
Kaim Kaim
I had the pleasure to read this book right after Wambaugh released it. It's been awhile now so I thought I'd buy it on sale on my Kindle Fire. Great idea! This is a police story involving the San Diego police back when they were involved as an elite team guarding the border between San Diego and Mexico. It is full of adventurous, comical and sad cop mishaps and triumphs. These cops are dedicated for the most part and work hard. There is always the brass looking over their heads, trying to keep them in line. This is a dead end to burnout with this job and you can see why. The book is written by a cop but is a good read for anyone.
Kardana Kardana
Joseph Wambaugh is well known as a writer of police dramas and mysteries but this time he documents the role of a small band of San Diego Police officers trying to control crime among illegals seeking to enter the United States from Mexico. The reader is introduced to the wide range of crimes against the illegals by coyotes paid to guide them into what they hope is a better life. In many cases life is reduced to its simplest levels...survive...somehow and look to the future.

The changes in the different undercover policemen is interesting and you are left wondering how to really help people wanting a different life. You will find yourself thinking about that point and whether or not this occurs along our borders north and south. A good read based on fact!
Frosha Frosha
I recently purchased the book "Lines and Shadows" from Amazon.com because of a former co-worker of mine had some questions about one of the officers listed in the book whom we worked with over the years. Wambaugh's writings well document the officers profiles and the frustration of those who take on the task of protecting and helping those in need. The book shows what those life and death situations cause officers to do under highly adrenaline charged incident. Unfortunately the public has yet to understand these things.

I read long ago a description of law enforcement, which I embrace because it has meaning. In part it describes law enforcement as not a "Job" but a "Calling." For no matter adversities we do the work even with the pressures, frustrations, or criticism of police administration, society or the judicial system we forge ahead....we are the fists of society doing the work society is afraid to do, has not the stomach for, nor the skills.
Helo Helo
A fascinating look at the world of modern day border crossers. What do illegal aliens encounter when they come up North. This book follows the efforts of San Diego Police men who tried to fight crime along the border. They discovered the harsh reality and absorbed much of the toxic effects.
The most tragic aspect of this book is that it is true and continues as much today as when it was written, 20 years ago. Would it be a cliche to say things have gotten worse since NAFTA, the War on Drugs and Globalization?
I have enjoyed Joseph Wambaugh's writing in the past, but it has been years since I read one of his books. I have trouble putting my finger on my dissatisfaction with this one. His characters SHOULD be interesting, the plot line SHOULD be absorbing and writing SHOULD flow page after page. These things just did not happen for me and I was disappointed. Maybe over the years I have come to expect more or maybe he used to deliver more.