The Black Marble Summary
Joseph Wambaugh

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Joseph Wambaugh is primarily concerned with the emotional cost of being a policeman, but he widens his focus in this novel to include the loneliness of a socially well-connected but discarded wife and the world of championship show dogs. The 1990s have seen the Los Angeles Police Department achieve an unwelcome notoriety for racism, corruption, brutality, and incompetence. Wambaugh's 1970s novels — from The New Centurions to The Black...

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