In this new novel, James Ellroy writes about Los Angeles in a way that he never has before. It is December 6, 1941, and America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans—but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins. The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons several Angelenos - a detective, a war profiteer, the only Japanese-American on the LA cop payroll, and a young woman looking for adventure - who must come together before the investigation rips them apart.
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