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Major Crimes Unit detective Tom Wade secretly worked with the Feds to nail seven of his fellow cops for corruption...turning him into a pariah in the police department. So he's exiled to patrol a beat in King City's deadliest neighborhood... with no back-up, no resources, and no hope of survival.

Now Wade fights to tame the lawless, poverty-stricken wasteland...while investigating a string of brutal murders of young women. It's a case that takes him from the squalor of the inner-city to the manicured enclaves of the privileged, revealing the sordid and deadly ways the two worlds are intertwined...making his enemies even more determined to crush him.
But for Tom Wade, backing down is never an option...even if it will cost him his life. It's one reason why bestselling author Janet Evanovich calls Wade "an unforgettable and deeply compelling character in the most original crime novel to come along in years."

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award nominee who has written and produced scores of highly successful network television series, including Diagnosis Murder, Spenser: For Hire, Baywatch, SeaQuest, Hunter, Nero Wolfe, Martial Law, Missing, Monk, and The Glades.

He's also the author of over thirty novels and non-fiction books, including The Walk, Watch Me Die, Successful Television Writing, My Gun Has Bullets, the long-running Diagnosis Murder and Monk series of original mystery novels, and the new Dead Man series of monthly horror-thrillers for Amazon's 47North Imprint.

As an international television consultant, he has advised networks and studios in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, China, Sweden, and the Netherlands on the creation, writing, and production of episodic television series.

Goldberg lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter and is already hard at work on the further adventures of Tom Wade.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 816 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 247 Seiten
  • Verlag: Thomas & Mercer (15. Mai 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B006YYOJ1W
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Eigentlich hatte ich mir das Buch (als Deal des Tages) nur so zum Spaß und gelegentlichem Reinlesen als Sommerzeitvertreib auf den Kindle gezogen. Dann machte ich den Fehler, anzufangen zu lesen . . . . . das war's dann für den Rest des Tages und der darauf folgenden Nacht!

Einmal angefangen, gab's keine Chance wieder aufzuhören - zu fein der sprachliche Ausdruck, zu spannend die Story, zu gut gegliedert um den Faden verlieren zu wollen.

Was mich mit am meisten erstaunte und begeisterte, ist die offen dargestellte, ungeschminkte und unumwundene Sozialkritik, die die eigentlich Krimistory begleitet 8und oft auch trägt).

Dies wird ganz sicher nicht mein letzter Tom Wade Tag-/Nachtvertreib gewesen sein.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Action-Oriented Read 26. Mai 2012
Von Mel Odom - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
King City by Lee Goldberg was an absolute blast, an easy-reading, turn-the-pages story that took me back to the days when reading was a relaxation of the truest form. Just plug in, detach brain, and cruise through an adventure filled with good guys and bad guys and plenty of action.

I'm really glad that this novel is the first of a series. I want to hang out with Sergeant Tom Wade and his little band of do-gooders for a while longer. Wade is good company, and he's a guy I can root for, one that doesn't mind taking the bull by the horns.

Wade's sense of honor propels the story, but it's the thing that also creates the most conflict. From the opening scene where Wade decides to hand over the corrupt cops he works with, to his unflinching resolve to clean up King City, Wade never wavers from his chosen course or the kind of man he has chosen to be.

The first novel lays all the groundwork and establishes a lot of characters for Goldberg to work with in future volumes. We don't get to know a lot of history of them, but these are larger-than-life characters, even the ones that are the poor and destitute of King City. I believe Goldberg with add layers and varnish as he continues on the series, and I'm looking forward to it.

Wade's two patrolmen, Billy Hagen and Charlotte Green, also tend to be stock characters in this first novel. Since the concept was originally intended to be a television series, filling those characters out would have been the duty of the actor/actress chosen, but they're so engaging in the story that it's easy to imagine the lives they lead when they're not onscreen. It'll be fun to see if what I've imagined is close to the truth, and I do want to see more of these characters.

Duke Fallon, King City's crime lord, is also of stock, vintage character. Lee Goldberg, like me, read a lot of Robert B. Parker's novels while working on his writing. I see a lot of Spenser's nemesis Joe Broz in Duke, and I'm loving how similar Duke is to those underworld figures in private eye fiction. In fact, Tom Wade and his situation, to the degree of dropping an outsider into a volatile mix, reminds me of another Parker character, Jesse Stone, as played by Tom Selleck.

Comparing Goldberg's creation to Parker's is high praise indeed, and Goldberg matches the books stride for stride, while still echoing the Western themes of High Noon and Tombstone.

I hope Tom Wade is in for a long assignment in King City, and I hope the crime rate doesn't drop too quickly.
5.0 von 5 Sternen A good memory was never my strong suit 7. November 2016
Von Old Hacker - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I've read this book twice. The second time because I barely remembered the first time which was three years ago. That's my fault, not the author's. A good memory was never my strong suit, even in my young adult years. I really enjoyed this book. The author does an excellent job in picturing the scenes. The main character, considered a disgrace by his former cohorts for doing the right thing, is a police sergeant. The police chief of this city has sent him off to man a station in the city slum in hopes that he'll be killed or quit, but he does neither and continues to be a thorn in his side. The sergeant drops a corpse off at the chief's house since the chief never bothered to send the MEs or the CSI's to the crime scene after several hours of waiting. He arrests a couple of deputy sheriffs after they dump a homeless person off in his area.

It's a fun read with a few sad parts. Maybe I'll read it again in another 3 years.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Disappointing 23. Juni 2014
Von Christopher M Belcher - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
For such a critically acclaimed TV writer and producer, this novel sure sucked. I don't know what happened or where his talent went.

This book is about a cop named Tom Wade who is condemned to patrolling a suicide beat after busting other bribe-taking, skimming, and extortion-ing cops. To be brutally honest, his dirty cop hunting would have been a much more interesting story than this one.

Here is what is wrong with it in list format:
- boring patrols along a boring beat. Drug addicts and bookers are the "scariest" things on the street.
- no reason for other cops nor the chief to hate Wade, because there was no hint of the chief or others committing other crimes
- Wade's stupid ex-wife who thinks she is privy to secret undercover information just because she is his wife
- the totally random love interest that happens way too fast and because of unbelievable and unfathomable reasons. The love interest is more of a whore than the prostitutes one meets on the street
- two paper thin rookies that somehow do more problem solving than the supposedly tough and gritty Wade, who pretty much only eats pancakes the whole story
- forgettable and non-threatening adversaries. There is a bunch of empty threats made, and a bunch of pissing contests to see who can trash each other's car the most, but no other serious confrontation
- a moral lesson of "...about what you stand for and how you stand for it" crammed down your throat multiple times

Blah blah blah

I gave it two stars only because one stars are reserved for books like Ender's Game. Some of Wade's snappy comments got a faint chuckle or two, but that's really all he's good at. That, and good at eating pancakes.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Thriller to the end 4. Mai 2015
Von Amazon Customer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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It should come as no surprise that such an accomplished writer as Lee Goldberg would author such a riveting book. Although technically fiction, the story rings too close to the truth in most larger cities across America. Believable characters, a storyline that sounds as though it came directly from the news, and a bad-assed cop who wants nothing more than doing his job, all comes together in just the right combination to make this a book you will not want to put down until it is finished--which unfortunately is much too soon!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Lee Goldberg Knows How to Tell a Story 9. Juni 2012
Von Peterack - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
I am an avid mystery reader, and am happy that with ebooks that there is much more out there (especially in the genre that appeals to men), yet this blessing also brings the curse of a glut in the market of stories which are pretty good, but not well written. I recently read the sample of a first book of a series which was recently made into a cable television show and found the novel to be slow, plodding and all in all "clunky."

Not so with Lee Goldberg and especially with his new original novel, King City. Lee has the fortune to continually be working at his craft so that he knows that a good book (or ebook for that matter) is more than a good plot with great sounding characters. It is also about the story, and how well one tells it. Lee Goldberg knows how to tell a story.

A police detective put into a "hellish" part of the city in the hopes that he will quit (or be killed) which will make the department happy after his whisleblowing got a lot of his deserving comrades in trouble. He his provided a former XXX video storefront as his police department along with the help of two diverse rookies. As one can tell there is a lot of back story to this, and Goldberg lets the background of the characters and the plot unfold naturally while the story moves forth. Other authors might only be able to stop, and take thirty pages to give exhaustive detail to what is going on, but Goldberg fills the reader in, as the reader needs to know, and as the story develops. This keeps the plot moving and the reader interested.

How much did I like this book? I was reading it free on Kindle through my Prime account...my kindle broke and I had to wait a few days for its replacement. Rather than wait to continue this book for free on my Kindle, I went ahead and purchased it so I could read it on my Kindle app in my "i-device" - that is how drawn I was to the story. I am willing to plod through many books, but it is a delight when I can pick up one that just takes me along with it. Such is the case with King City (and much, if not all, that I have read from this author).
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