The Cold Six Thousand
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The Cold Six Thousand

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 48mm | 458.13g
  • Cornerstone
  • Windmill Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099537834
  • 9780099537830
  • 54,865

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"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 *show more

About James Ellroy

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed 'LA Quartet': The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential and White Jazz. His most recent novel, Blood's a Rover, completes the magisterial 'Underworld USA Trilogy' - the first two volumes of which (American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand) were both Sunday Times bestsellers.show more

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

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