"Compelling and intense...Sizzles with realism and detail...WHITE JAZZ is filled with heat--and is Ellroy at his best."
It is 1958 and the heat is on LAPD lieutenant Dave Klein. There isn't much he hasn't done in the line of duty--murder, bribery, scams, beatings, shakedowns. But now, with the Feds on the tail of blue corruption, Klein is hung out to dry as a bad example. So it's pay-up time for him. Big time. He plunges into a nightmare world of greed, blood, fists, and twisted sin. A monstrous world he created. But now the monster has turned on its creator.