Joseph Wambaugh always hits the market with his stunning write ups. With Hollywood station police procedurals spiced up with action and gunshots Wambaugh’s latest suspense story is “Hollywood Hills” after success of ‘Hollywood Station.”
Story plot reveals an ex-con named Raleigh Dibble has landed a comfortable job as a butler and cook to Leona Brueger, the widow of a cold-cuts tycoon whose mansion is perched in the exclusive neighborhood of the novel’s title. Meanwhile, a gang of teenage burglars known as the “Bling Ring” is breaking into the mansions of young celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom.
“Hollywood Hills” is much more heartthrobbing than Wambaugh’s last novels.