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      June 18, 2019

      Tuesday   7:30 PM

      1005 W Burnside St.
      Portland, Oregon 97209

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      James Ellroy

      It is January 1942. Torrential rainstorms hit L.A. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops rate it a routine dead-man job. They’re grievously wrong. It’s a summons to misalliance and all the spoils of a brand-new war. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment. Dudley Smith is a LAPD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core. They’ve signed on for the dead-man job. They’ve got a hot date with History. They will fight their inner wars within The War with unstoppable fury. James Ellroy’s This Storm (Knopf) is a massive novel of WWII Los Angeles and the crowning work of an American master.

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