The Blue Knight
Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Gritty, luminous, and ultimately stunning, this novel is Wambaugh at his besta tale of a street cop on the hardest beat of his life.
Twenty and two. Those are the numbers turning in the mind of William "Bumper" Morgan: twenty years on...more
And it's a great voice for a great character. Bumper is both cynical and idealistic--a knight with slightly tarnished armor--he feels very real. He's ...more
For me Bumper is a difficult person to like. It would be easy to say he is not a very good cop - he takes something from ...more
Unlike other reviewers, I don't get hung up on the parts that are dated...I like historical fiction and as time goes on, everything becomes historical fiction...The lack of ...more