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Clandestine. by James. Ellroy

Clandestine.

by James. Ellroy

Publication: 1937

First U.K. edition. Author's second book. Long generic inscription. Fine in fine dust jacket. The first American edition was issued as a paperback and is the true first edition. Freddy Underhill is an ambitious rookie policeman patrolling the streets of 1950's Los Angeles. A chance to lead on a possible serial killing is all it takes to fuel his reckless ambition propelling him into a dangerous alliance with certain mad and unstable elements of the law enforcement. When the case implodes with terrible consequences, Underhill takes the fall. He knows that his only hope for redemption lies in following the investigation to its grisly conclusion.

Inventory Number: 19790

$750.00