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Sinopsis: Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective who in 1997 was called to investigate a controversial cop-on-cop shooting, eventually to discover that the officer killed was tied to Marion Suge” Knight’s notorious gangsta rap label, Death Row Records. During his investigation, Poole came to realize that a growing cadre of black officers were allied not only with Death Row, but with the murderous Bloods street gang. And incredibly, Poole began to uncover evidence that at least some of these gangsta cops” may have been involved in the murders of rap superstars Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.
Igniting a firestorm of controversy in the music industry and the Los Angeles media, the hardcover publication of LAbyrinth helped to prompt two lawsuits against the LAPD (one brought by the widow and mother of Notorious B.I.G., the other brought by Poole himself) that may finally bring this story completely out of the shadows.
About the Author: Randall Sullivan was a contributing editor to Rolling Stone for over twenty years. He is the author of The Price of Experience, LAbyrinth, The Miracle Detective, and Untouchable. He lives in Oregon.
Título: LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the ...
Editorial: Atlantic Monthly Press
Año de publicación: 2002
Condición del libro: New
Descripción Atlantic Monthly Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: LIKE NEW. Almost new condition. Some slight wear along the edges due to shelving and storage. Nº de ref. de la librería 2802365344
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Descripción Atlantic Monthly Press. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Former Library book. Hardcover The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Nº de ref. de la librería Q-05-1187
Descripción Atlantic Monthly Press 2002-04-02, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. First. 0871138387 Your purchase benefits those with developmental disabilities to live a better quality of life. minimal wear on edges and corners stamp on edge Ex-library will have typical markings. Nº de ref. de la librería 3316-021417-DR-015
Descripción Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2002. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Very good hard cover. Good dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 140929-B25
Descripción Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0871138387-2-4
Descripción Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0871138387
Descripción NY. 2002. Atlantic Monthly Press., 2002. black & red hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. first edition so stated. first printing ( # 1 in # line). 325p. glossy b&w photo. illustrations. chronology (time line). documents. biblio. /recommended reading. politics. american history. true crime. police corruption. history of california. conspiracy theory. secret societies. crips. bloods. biggie smalls. international narcotics trafficking. arts & entertainment. music industry. ~It was just past four in the afternoon, the beginning of rush hour in Los Angeles, when two men, one white, the other black, became embroiled in what appeared to be an overheated traffic dispute. Undercover cop Frank Lyga was certain that his life was being threatened by an enraged gang member. He fired two rounds from his automatic weapon point~blank into the black man's SUV. Only later was he informed that Kevin Gaines, the man he had killed, was a fellow officer of the Los Angeles Police Department. Immediately after he was called to the scene that day, highly decorated LAPD detective Russell Poole made some disturbing discoveries. It seemed Officer Gaines had been living a glamorous double life as an off~duty security guard (and allegedly a drug courier and "troubleshooter") for Death Row Records, the notorious gangsta rap label of Marion "Suge" Knight. During his investigation, Poole would come to realize that a growing cadre of black officers was allied not only with Death Row, but with the murderous Bloods street gang to which many of its controversial acts belonged. And incredibly, evidence was beginning to mount that at least some of these rogue cops may have been responsible for two of hip~hop's most infamous unsolved crimes: the murders of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. When Russell Poole became lead investigator in the case of Notorious B.I.G., he was confident that his shrewd detective work would uncover the truth. He never imagined that the racial politics of the LAPD would be his greatest obstacle. Based on police documents never before made public, and loaded with inside information on some of the biggest names in black entertainment, LAbyrinth is the first book to reveal how badge~carrying cops lived as outlaws and celebrities, confident that their audacious crimes would be shielded by the uppermost levels of their police department. One such cop was David Mack, a highly decorated officer who orchestrated one of the biggest bank heists in Los Angeles history. Another was Rafael "Ray" Perez who, after brazenly attempting to frame a rival officer for cocaine theft, finally blew the whistle on the largest corruption scandal in the department's history, implicating his own Rampart street~crimes unit in a conspiracy of robbery, brutality, drug dealing, and false imprisonment. But even after Perez's explosive two~thousand~page confession, Russell Poole had questions. For the first time, LAbyrinth reveals how his own police department~led by a media~wary police chief~ systematically prevented him from finding answers. Did Suge Knight arrange the murders of Notorious B.LG. and Tupac Shakur? Were LAPD officers involved? Who was the mysterious Muslim who was identified as Tupac's killer? Was Perez's confession simply a smoke screen for an even more damaging debacle? The answers lie somewhere in a maze of criminal and political intrigue, and for the first time, award~winning Rolling Stone reporter Randall Sullivan has broken down its powerful walls of silence. Offering a fantastic insider's look into the worlds of renegade cops, rival gangs, and hip~hop celebrities, LAbyrinth is a tour de force of investigative journalism and a stunning true story of L.A. noir. Nº de ref. de la librería 1211104
Descripción Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020871138387