A riveting, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most elite, highly trained units of homicide detectives in the country
Los Angeles is a town of dreamers–and of those who prey on them. The scene of innumerable bizarre crimes, it is also home to a unique police unit called Homicide Special, whose mandate is to take on the toughest, most controversial, and highest-profile cases. Now acclaimed writer Miles Corwin uses his unprecedented access to this legendary unit to portray six of its cases–and capture its newest generation at work.
When a call girl from Kiev dies in the line of duty, detectives Chuck Knolls and Brian McCartin seek her killer among a circle of Russian women who have been sold unwittingly into white slavery. When a gangster’s daughter, brought up in Las Vegas, takes a bullet, veterans Jerry Stephens and Paul Coulter trace clues scattered across the country to one of Manhattan’s wealthiest real estate magnates. A cold case is reopened; a suspicious mother-daughter drowning and a baffling rape/murder case are solved. And finally, Corwin re-creates the investigation surrounding the late Bonny Lee Bakley–a woman driven, like her city, by the desire for fame–who was allegedly murdered by her actor-husband, Robert Blake.
Compulsively readable, artfully written, and surprisingly redemptive, Homicide Special offers a thrilling insider’s report on some of the nation’s most high-profile and complex homicides–and the extraordinary men who solve them.
Miles Corwin a former staff reporter at the Los Angeles Times, is the author of The Killing Season and And Still We Rise. He lives in Los Angeles.
Homicide Special was published on January 1, 2004.The Homicide Special Audiobook is 1055 hours. Speechify has the Abridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
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The author of Homicide Special is Miles Corwin.
The narrator for the Homicide Special Audiobook is Jonathan Davis.