The Golden Orange (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Joseph Wambaugh

Bantam, 9780553290264, 412pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1991



When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost hisshield, he lost the only protection he had. Eversince, he's been fighting a bad back, fighting thebottle, fighting his conscience. But now he's infor a special fight. Never before has he come upagainst anyone like Tess Binder. She's astunningly beautiful, sexually spirited three-timedivorcee from Newport Beach--capital of California'sGolden Orange, where wallets are fat, bikinis areskimpy, and cosmetic surgery is one sure way to abillionaire's bank account. Nearly a year ago TessBinder's father washed up on the beach with a bulletin his ear. The coroner called it suicide, but toTess it means the fear of her own fate. AndWinnie Farlowe is a man willing to follow wherever sheleads--straight into the juicy pulp of the GoldenOrange, a world where money is everything, butnothing adds up . . . where death and chicaneryflourish amidst ranches, mansions, and yachtingparties. In his long-awaited new novel, best-sellingauthor Joseph Wambaugh combines harrowing suspense, scathing humor, and a moving portrait of a man onthe brink ofself-destruction.

About the Author

Joseph Wambaugh is the hard-hitting bestselling writer who conveys the passionate immediacy of a special world. He was a police officer with the LAPD for 14 years before retiring in 1974, during which time he published three bestselling novels. Over the course of his career, Wambaugh has been the author of more than 20 works of fiction and nonfiction, all written in his gritty, distinctive noir-ish style. He's won multiple Edgar Awards, and several of his books have been made into feature films and TV movies. He lives in California with his wife.

Praise For The Golden Orange

"[Wambaugh's] laserlike descriptions of Orange  County are worth the price of  admission."--The New York Times Book Review